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I like these. Would have to import though.

I'm pretty sure they have a German distributor (free shipping within Germany too). Look around their website. I really like the handbrake and the wide base is very stable.

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I'm pretty sure they have a German distributor (free shipping within Germany too). Look around their website. I really like the handbrake and the wide base is very stable.

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Re: Those little scooters..

How does the handbrake work? I don't see any obvious brakes on the front wheel.
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Old 25.04.2014, 16:35
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Re: Those little scooters..

There is a pad inside the front forks (not visible from the pic) which depresses onto the wheel. Back bumper is a brake too, just step on it.
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There is a pad inside the front forks (not visible from the pic) which depresses onto the wheel. Back bumper is a brake too, just step on it.

I really like the handbrake since using the rear brake on most scooters means you have to take one foot off the base, which is less stable. But it just depends on how you want to brake. Sometimes I use both.

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Re: Those little scooters..

Hi, I've done thousands of miles on adult kick-scooters over many years. There are no-car paths almost everywhere now in Europe. Switzerland's covered with them. Many are specially smooth-surfaced for inline skating. Get the SwitzerlandMobility app for all the routes.
The key is to roll cool and gentle and you can go to the ends of the Earth in total comfort. You get an iron butt and steely abs for free.
On downhills, if you roll slow and brake in bursts, you won't have a brakeflap-heating problem. It will cool quickly anyway if you walk a few meters.
Use 20 cm wheels as in the Micro. If your commute is bumpy, ask them for an inflatable front wheel. Note that if your commute is a steep downhill, inflatables roll slightly slower than the normal solid PU wheels, so it may be good for your requirement to have them front and back.
Micro is based in Küsnacht so easy to contact and their scooters are used a lot by serious users in Switzerland. People who mock kick-scooters should check them out on a funny new thing called the worldwide web and enter the 21st century.
Meanwhile is you want to get fitter on your next weekend or vacation AND discover that your kids actually want to come with you, check out http://www.fit-touring.com - I'd be thrilled to answer any other points and even to advise on trailers for pulling your kit and saving your back.
Cheers, Mike.
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Hey Mike, nice website and first post after 8 years
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Re: Those little scooters..

Thanks Sean. Yeah it was 1984 I got my first Kickbike... the one with the big wheel up front. About the same time you were knocking, I mean courting, some Soviet spy on some island. Btw I forgot this reference, for the people who have er superior adult attitudes. It was the same when the Mini Cooper S came out and humiliated, I mean grovel and lick my shoes, everything on 4 wheels worldwide. it was small too. http://www.nycewheels.com/micro-kick-scooter.html shows even poncy testosteronized financial guys find kicking cool.
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Re: Those little scooters..

I pulled one of these out of the Reuss in Luzern a few years ago, scraped off the barnacles, and occasionally use it to ride over to my garden allotment.


I love the look on the kindergartners' faces as I speed by them, they on their fancy kickboards and I on my little no-frills, pink-with-flames machine, honking my funny handlebar-mounted horn and saying "hoi, zamme!"
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