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Topic # 114454 20-Feb-2013 12:19
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Im thinking of getting one for myself. What for? Maybe the occasional ride around on the weekend, quick trip to the dairy if I need milk. Are you a man and do you have a push scooter?

Let me know your thoughts :)

Thinking of buying this one...

http://www.1-day.co.nz/onsale/MPGscooters/p/

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  Reply # 766353 20-Feb-2013 12:21
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  Reply # 766364 20-Feb-2013 12:36
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I ride the kids MGP scooters - fun!  But beware, damage to various parts of the body (inc. ego) are very likely!

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  Reply # 766374 20-Feb-2013 12:51
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See a lot of uni students with them and everyone thinks it's fine. 

Or you could get a long board if you're adventurous Laughing 

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  Reply # 766376 20-Feb-2013 12:52
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Go for it!

I think being self conscious is inversely proportional to your age.

A parallel is riding a three wheel tricycle when you get to infirm to balance on two wheels.
naff but if it does the job eh

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  Reply # 766377 20-Feb-2013 12:55
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There is no such thing as a manly scooter!!! 

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  Reply # 766380 20-Feb-2013 13:00
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Yes.

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  Reply # 766381 20-Feb-2013 13:02
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I've ridden one.

The only problems are that they don't do anything other than flat level surfaces.

I think on a sunny day they would be perfect for a blast along the Wellington waterfront.

If anybody gives you lip you can give it right back safe in the knowledge that you can go faster than they can unless there is gravel involved.




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  Reply # 766392 20-Feb-2013 13:22
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Thanks for the post, I just bought two for the kids. Definitely a bargain price.

One thing I noticed when borrowing MGPs is that they are much heavier than the cheap ones so you need to take care when picking them up (swung it against my shins, ouch)

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  Reply # 766411 20-Feb-2013 13:39
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Watch out for cobblestones and other poncy paving, you'll shake the teeth out of your head if you try to ride on those.

Particularly bad along Lambton Quay.

Also watch out for the weight limit on the scooter, some of them are pretty light weight.

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  Reply # 766433 20-Feb-2013 13:56
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No, according to my three teenagers even though I've already got an Ox. I prefer the 12 inch wheels and pneumatic tires. It's a lot more comfortable and less likely to send me over the handlebars when I hit an impediment like a stone.

As mentioned, scooters are so good for low-impact aerobic exercise while achieving some other purpose such as getting an ice-cream, chippies and coke from the local dairy. ;)

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  Reply # 766743 20-Feb-2013 21:53
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Thanks guys for all the input. Yes very cheap deal for a MGP.

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  Reply # 766760 20-Feb-2013 22:37
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I've been looking at one of these:

http://www.nycewheels.com/kickped-kick-scooter.html

They ship internationally, and I got a quote for $335 USD including shipping. They only accept wire transfer though, and I'm not sure how much customs duty I'd get slapped with.

Locally have been looking at http://www.microscooters.co.nz/adult-scooters/black-scooter

But not sure of pricing on those. The stockists are listed as Rebel and Burkes Cycles in Wellington, but I can't find the product on their websites.

Lots of tips and hints here: http://www.letskickscoot.com/home/articles/default.cfm

I've used a kid sized one, they're good fun. But a bit hard on the knees and the back - so keen on an adult sized one.



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  Reply # 767123 21-Feb-2013 15:12
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As a man I can't do this. Because I don't own one. Otherwise I would :)

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  Reply # 767765 22-Feb-2013 16:41
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I have had a nice shiny MGP Pro for about a year and a half...I'm an overweight, balding, bespectacled middle-aged corporate banker.

I don't care.

My kids love to go scooting with me and I am quite happy scooting about on my own, too.

I had to add a pair of higher riser bars due to the low ride-height (and the eventual sore back stooping over the original bars gave me), but when I scoot past kids on scooters, I hear gasps of appreciation at the "customisation" of my scooter "especially for an old dude"...ha ha.

I kind of dress the same way i did when I was in my twenties, so to be honest, I probably look far worse off the scooter, than on it.





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  Reply # 767930 22-Feb-2013 21:55
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Fine as long as you leave it outside the dairy.....





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