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Old 02-01-2019, 02:14 PM
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Kick scooters - worth getting one?

(Did a quick search before posting, the other threads on scooters are about the traditional Vespa/Lambretta style ones).

Just saw a woman with an Oxelo scooter (which I think you can only buy though Decathlon. It was either this model or similar:

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Anyone actually use one? Worth getting? Also - is it actually legal to use them on the pavement? And what about the road?
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:48 PM
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(Did a quick search before posting, the other threads on scooters are about the traditional Vespa/Lambretta style ones).

Just saw a woman with an Oxelo scooter (which I think you can only buy though Decathlon. It was either this model or similar:

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She had it with her on the London Overground train at Brockley. Lots of other brands available I guess. A quick check shows they are foldable and designed so that you can carry them around.

Anyone actually use one? Worth getting? Also - is it actually legal to use them on the pavement? And what about the road?
Perfectly legal to use them on the pavement, dont know about the road but probably a bad idea, you look like a bit of a numpty as an adult on a scooter but if you dont care what others think then they are much quicker than walking.

The JD Bug pro commute scooter is really nice and available in many independent bike shops so you'll also get good back up if anything ever goes wrong
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:48 PM
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(Did a quick search before posting, the other threads on scooters are about the traditional Vespa/Lambretta style ones).

Just saw a woman with an Oxelo scooter (which I think you can only buy though Decathlon. It was either this model or similar:

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She had it with her on the London Overground train at Brockley. Lots of other brands available I guess. A quick check shows they are foldable and designed so that you can carry them around.

Anyone actually use one? Worth getting? Also - is it actually legal to use them on the pavement? And what about the road?
Perfectly legal to use them on the pavement, dont know about the road but probably a bad idea, you look like a bit of a numpty as an adult on a scooter but if you dont care what others think then they are much quicker than walking.

The JD Bug pro commute scooter is really nice and available in many independent bike shops so you'll also get good back up if anything ever goes wrong
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(Did a quick search before posting, the other threads on scooters are about the traditional Vespa/Lambretta style ones).

Just saw a woman with an Oxelo scooter (which I think you can only buy though Decathlon. It was either this model or similar:

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She had it with her on the London Overground train at Brockley. Lots of other brands available I guess. A quick check shows they are foldable and designed so that you can carry them around.

Anyone actually use one? Worth getting? Also - is it actually legal to use them on the pavement? And what about the road?
Perfectly legal to use them on the pavement, dont know about the road but probably a bad idea, you look like a bit of a numpty as an adult on a scooter but if you dont care what others think then they are much quicker than walking.

The JD Bug pro commute scooter is really nice and available in many independent bike shops so you'll also get good back up if anything ever goes wrong
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I have one. A JD Bug of some sort, bought from some independent bike shop...

I got it - and only really use it - so I can keep up with the kids when they are on their scooters.
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(Did a quick search before posting, the other threads on scooters are about the traditional Vespa/Lambretta style ones).

Just saw a woman with an Oxelo scooter (which I think you can only buy though Decathlon. It was either this model or similar:

To view the link you have to Register or Login

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She had it with her on the London Overground train at Brockley. Lots of other brands available I guess. A quick check shows they are foldable and designed so that you can carry them around.

Anyone actually use one? Worth getting? Also - is it actually legal to use them on the pavement? And what about the road?

Go for it, the big boys will hardly laugh at you at all.
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It’s not that they are legal to ride on the pavement, but rather the law is lagging behind on new technology and it requires clarification.

No doubt this will be forthcoming following the first serious accident involving such a vehicle. Hoverboards are illegal, and I expect that electric scooters will follow such a path eventually.
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I was nearly run over by some tool on a 'hoverboard' the other day, he cut across the pavement and swerved around me and a bunch of people and trundled down the pavement at about 20mph. How do people like that not get nicked!
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I was nearly run over by some tool on a 'hoverboard' the other day, he cut across the pavement and swerved around me and a bunch of people and trundled down the pavement at about 20mph. How do people like that not get nicked!
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I was nearly run over by some tool on a 'hoverboard' the other day, he cut across the pavement and swerved around me and a bunch of people and trundled down the pavement at about 20mph. How do people like that not get nicked!
It's mobility scooters that need some attention. They are generally driven far above the legal speed limit and loads of people have been killed by them. No one seems to give a shit. Insurance might help.
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Can you carry it ? Thinking maybe taking it oin the tube.
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No doubt this will be forthcoming following the first serious accident involving such a vehicle. Hoverboards are illegal, and I expect that electric scooters will follow such a path eventually.
I think electric scooters already are illegal, but I may be wrong.

I see a fair number on the segregated cycle lanes in central London (along with electric skateboards).
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