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Old 03-02-12, 11:31 PM   #1
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pros and cons of scooters and bikes

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Old 03-03-12, 12:50 AM   #2
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Old 03-03-12, 07:31 AM   #3
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Ryde bieks foar lyfe. But for real, I sort of don't understand what you're asking. What kind of scooter are we supposed to compare bikes to? Mopeds?
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Yes, there are pros and cons.

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Scooters? Really? That is all I have to say about that.
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The greatest pro of bikes is that they are not scooters. The biggest con of scooters is that they are.... well.... scooters.
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Oh, come on folks...What are we? A bunch of bike snobs?

Scooter pros; fun, cheap transportation.
cons; no exercise. And I imagine that the cheap off-brands might be hard to keep in good repair. Finding parts might be a problem, for instance.

I like scooters and mopeds. If I had one, though, my natural laziness might keep me riding that too much and riding my bike too little. That's not a problem where my car is concerned. But I don't like getting in and out of it and I don't like getting into those automobile "packs" that roam the streets.

I wouldn't have that issue with a scooter and might over-do it.
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Well, this is Bikeforums, so I would say that yea, we are a bit. And honestly, when I first read scooter, I immediately thought of a razor scooter. Those things were badass when I was like 7.
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Why would someone compare a moped/scooter with a bike unless they mean motorcycle. I still think the person is talking about razor scooters.
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Why would someone compare a moped/scooter with a bike unless they mean motorcycle. I still think the person is talking about razor scooters.
I think we should just make fun of him/her until they deign to sign into BF again.

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