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    This thread has piqued my interest. My UAS has been itching for a while but maybe I should take those funds and buy a kick scooter instead! I was interested in some type of scooter in the past but that interest fell by the wayside with life and such. Now with an interest in losing weight and a need to be more active, a scooter might fit the bill quite nicely. They're not all that easy to come by here in the U.S. Right now I have my eye on the Kickbike Sport G4.

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    Nice idea, but it would suicide on the 55 mph highway by my house. Bringing home the shopping would be tough.
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    Fortunately I'd be able to ride in my neighborhood and the surrounding area but better riding trails would require a drive. If I do decide to get one I'll probably need something with quick-release, removable wheels so I could fit it in the car. I suppose I could go with a smaller scooter but I want something with bigger wheels for a smoother ride and so I don't go flipping over the handlebars if I hit a rock, a stick, a crack or something.
    Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a uke which is basically the same thing.

    Ukes are a lot like potato chips. It's hard to stop with just one!

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    I looked at several kick bikes, but decided that I wanted to stick with a big wheel scooter, (with two brakes, as I live in a hilly area).

    Mine has 16" wheels, (just like a Brompton folding bike, & they are very popular), & I can flick the front wheel up quite easily to clear tree roots, etc. These size wheels seem to be a good compromise, for an adult scooter. Mild off road scooting is more than possible.
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    Yes, glad to see some like-minded ukers here!

    In my entire adult life, I have never owned a car. Instead, I have been using my bike or the public transport system to go anywhere. As such, any form of micromobility is extremely important to me, so I was among the very first to own a folding scooter from "Micro" when they were presented in about 2000. The lightweight, portable small package really filled my proverbial "last mile" with a quick and easy transport solution. I actually think there is a connection between my love for both scooters and ukuleles, as both are small, cute, lightweight, portable and easy to use.
    Enjoying instruments by - Beau Hannam - Jay Lichty - Jerry Hoffmann - Luis Feu de Mesquita - Kala - Kamaka - Kanile'a - KoAloha - Ko'olau - Moore Bettah - Pono - Romero Creations - and others

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    Rakelele said, "small, cute, lightweight, portable and easy to use"

    I guess you carry a Saturday night special, then?

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    ....yeah, but we don't need a seat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger uke View Post
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    Aerobar and a handbrake? My head is spinning.

    Quote Originally Posted by Croaky Keith View Post
    I looked at several kick bikes, but decided that I wanted to stick with a big wheel scooter, (with two brakes, as I live in a hilly area).

    Mine has 16" wheels, (just like a Brompton folding bike, & they are very popular), & I can flick the front wheel up quite easily to clear tree roots, etc. These size wheels seem to be a good compromise, for an adult scooter. Mild off road scooting is more than possible.
    I’ve done 68 km/h on my Brompton and it was rocksteady. Done over 60 regularly, so, yeah, a 16” wheel can be okay if everything is built around it properly. Not my favourite off road, just needs more concentration.
    Last edited by glennerd; 06-04-2020 at 06:44 AM.
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