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Old 09-04-18, 08:49 AM
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E-Scooter to ?

So, I have the chance to purchase what amounts to the frame of a Razor Ecosmart Metro scooter. All the mechanical items (battery, motor, brakes) have been removed and (as the seller puts it) "it would only be good for one final ride down a steep hill." I'm thinking that this wouldn't take much to turn into a foot-powered scooter (stand on the deck and push off with one foot), but I've been known to be wrong before.

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the only thing i see as a problem making it a kick scooter is the deck seems like it would be too high for a comfortable kick action, but i can only go by your pic. never seen one "in person". i guess if so you could cut the upper section away and make a wood deck where the batteries originally sat. that might bring up structural issues though.

is it steel or aluminum? i think if i could get it cheap i'd be thinking extend the front section enough to be able to add a bottom bracket and pedals. thinking all out maybe make it electric again but with a front hub and pedal-able like i just mentioned.
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the only thing i see as a problem making it a kick scooter is the deck seems like it would be too high for a comfortable kick action, but i can only go by your pic. never seen one "in person". i guess if so you could cut the upper section away and make a wood deck where the batteries originally sat. that might bring up structural issues though.


is it steel or aluminum? i think if i could get it cheap i'd be thinking extend the front section enough to be able to add a bottom bracket and pedals. thinking all out maybe make it electric again but with a front hub and pedal-able like i just mentioned.

Well, I bought it. Nice enough guy, he explained his brother's kids had it but left it outside and the batteries froze so he chucked everything that went bad. I was about an inch away from saying no, but he dropped the price by five bucks and I finally said okay. The kids think it's hilarious as is, pushing off with sort of a crab walk position and ever so slow coast on a flat street.


There are two, maybe three possibilities. I'm in agreement with a crank and pedals as the most direct way to move it. I thought it could be a direct drive like a tricycle, but the small wheel diameter makes it tricky to balance; adding the attempt to pedal may make it near impossible.


Possibility two could be a re-electrified version. With that, I'm completely out of my element. Motor size, torque, battery size, etc. I got nuthin'.


Final choice would be to Frankenstein this into a bakfiets-style bike. Chop off the handlebars, remove the deck, attach it to the front forks of another bike frame, blah blah blah. Too much work for too little benefit.


So I guess it's studying option one and two.


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I tried working with it in my head but no it should be trashed.
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