Scooter 12 Inch | Push Scooter | Kick bike

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Scooter 12 Inch | Push Scooter | Kick bike

$193.95
USA Amish made since 1978!
 
You have read about them on blogs, probably seen them on TV shows about the Amish, and if you have traveled the Amish communities in Pennsylvania you can’t help but notice these bright and shiny scooter bikes out and about. You may have even rented one to ride as these are very popular for rentals in tourist areas.
 
Scooters are made in Pennsylvania by the Amish using high-quality materials. Choose from a wide selection of powder coated colors in several different model sizes. Read more below >

 

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Purpose of the Kick Scooter

Amish scooter sizes approach that of a bike and because of the similarity, they are sometimes called  a "kick bike" or "foot bike." Riding one is similar to riding a bike, except that the rider stands on a low floorboard, rather than perched on a high seat, and propels it by kicking instead of pedaling.

Like standard bikes, Amish scooters are designed to carry a single rider at a  reasonable speed,  with or without a few goods in an optionally attached wire basket.

Riders up to 150 pounds can enjoy gliding aboard this fun riding scooter available with 12” wheels.  Although the 12” scooter is gear more toward children, the Amish still use this size for adults in some communities.
 
Speed – moderate or fast!
 
Our Amish kick scooters are not equipped with a speedometer, so it is up to each rider to determine his or her own "reasonable speed." In general, a moderate speed suggests that the rider:

  • Can firmly touch the ground with his or her kicking foot. The inability to firmly touch the ground indicates that the kick scooter is traveling faster than kicking speed. 

  • Use brake wisely for speed control. The 12" scooter only comes with a back "stomp" brake as standard equipment. Use devices to maintain riding speed. They should not, however, be considered as the means to execute an emergency stop as a last resort as the kick scooter may skid or flip.

  • Use brakes for short periods. The kick scooter's brake, for example, help slow it down when traveling downhill. Extended application of the brake, however, can cause surfaces to heat up excessively, cause wear, and when accidentally touched, cause skin burns. Walk the kick scooter down very steep, long, downhill routes.

  • Understands the difference between emergency situations on a kick scooter and a bicycle. In the event of an emergency, bike riders tend to get tangled in their equipment or are thrown over the handlebars. Kick scooter riders, however, can let go of their vehicle and step or jump off the almost ground level floorboard at the same time. 

  • Race with care! Our kick scooters are designed to be ridden conventionally more than competitively. Racing, of course, requires that the rider thoroughly understands his or her vehicle and scrupulously checks all aspects of it before each ride.

Riding Surfaces and Stability
 
Like bicycles, our kick scooters can be ridden on sidewalks or roads over a number of surfaces. These include concrete, hard asphalt, packed block, and packed/groomed earth. Loose gravel and stone-filled roadways should be avoided. To retain stability, avoiding riding in the rain and/or through puddles. Do not ride over wet vegetation such as leaves (they are slippery and can hide objects such as large stones, glass, and branches), or over any surface that is oily slick and/or soft.
 
Conditions to Avoid
 
Our kick scooters are designed to hold a single rider, with no additional rider sharing the floorboard, or sitting on the handlebars. It is not built to be ridden off-road on un-groomed paths, used for stunts, such as being aloft or spinning, or be ridden recklessly without controlled speed. Night riding can be done, however, it requires that the rider wears proper reflective garments, plus has a head and tail light on the kick scooter.
 
Optional Basket in the picture is available for the 12" scooter.
 
The optional kickstand is available.
 
Optional safety flag comes with an easy mounting bracket to attach to rear wheel lug. Features a bright orange pennant flag on a 59" tall fiberglass rod.
 
Select colors, tires, and options using the drop down boxes at the bottom of the page.
 
Scooters are shipped dimensional weight. Slightly unassembled for shipping.

12” Scooter Specifications;
 
Body material: Welded steel.
Total body weight: 14 pounds.
Total body length with tires: 43-inches.
Total body height: 33-inches
Distance between the top of the floorboard and the ground: 2-3/4” top 1-7/8” ground clearance 
Floorboard: 5” x 12” foot clearance
Handlebars: Welded steel powder coated adjustable from 32-1/4”-34-1/2”
Recommended Rider Age: Age 5-10 (Being used by Adults in some areas for short distances)
Maximum rider weight:* 150 lb recommended
Handbrake: No front brake
Rear brake: Stomp (compression) type.
Wheels: White plastic rims.
Wheel Attachment:  Standard bicycle nut and bolt (no wheel drop outs)
Bearings: Standard  bicycle open sided
Tires: 40 psi air tires or hard rubber tires
Inner tubes: Yes
Kickstand: Optional
Colors: Powder coat paint in gloss Light Blue, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Neon Green, and Red
Optional wire bike basket: Optional
Lights: Not Available
 
*  Recommended weight capacity is based on actual use by the Amish. Always use good judgment when riding as regular riding rough terrain can cause more impact pressure . 
 
Maintenance
 
 Cleaning: Use a damp cloth to clean your kick scooter and avoid aggressive scrubbing or soaking. Avoid riding through salt, as it can dull surfaces. Touch up painted surfaces with a matching color available from your kick scooter dealer.

Back "stomp" Brake: Check the stomp brake lever to make sure it comes in contact with the tire when pressed with a foot and that the tire does not show rough wear from using it. 

Bearings: Open-sided bicycle ball bearings will require regular cleaning and lube as a regular bicycle.

Tires: Make sure that tire air valves are clean before filling tires with air. Maintain air pressure to the PSI rating on the tire sidewall. Check treads and sidewalls for wear and cracking. Understand how to remove and replace your tires, and, as a convenience, always have extra inner tubes available. Many tutorials and videos related to tire maintenance are available on the web should you need more information.

Seams and Welded Joints: Establish a regular schedule to examine seams and welded joints for wear and potential cracks. This is especially important for people who regularly ride on rough surfaces and/or who are near the scooters maximum weight. 

Accidents: After an accident, a thorough equipment examination is required. Check the frame to make sure it is not bent. Check that all the seams and welded joints are firm. Check brakes and the hand brake lever to make sure all are in proper position and work. 

Helmets: Although there is no law requiring that kick scooter riders wear one, we recommend that wear well-made biking helmets.

We also have larger adult sizes and all aluminum Amish made kick scooters available Click Here to see more information.

 

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12" scooter
Purchased this 12" scooter for our eight year old. She is about 50" tall and it fits her perfectly. I am 5' 6" and I gave it a try (Note: weight limit 150 lbs.). I would have liked the handlebars a bit higher for myself, but I had a great time zooming down the driveway! We chose the air inflated tires and they are quiet and smooth. The scooter goes quite a good distance on just one kick. The clearance from foot board to ground is minimal, so make sure your kiddo knows to watch out for bumpy surfaces. This low clearance is what makes this scooter so comfortable to ride, so watching for bumps is well worth the added comfort. We also opted for the kickstand, which I'd say is a must. Easy to use and it will protect the beautiful paint job. This scooter is sturdy and well made. Would easily last the test of time to be passed down from one child to the next. The price is higher than the cheap "Razor" brand scooters sold in toy stores, but you are certainly getting what you pay for in this instance. Our daughter won't touch those other scooters (bumpy, loud, hard to control) but we can't keep her off this one! I am considering purchasing the next size up for myself so we can go out on them together. Very pleased with our purchase and experience. Friendly, helpful customer service was the icing on the cake! Review by Sandra Briggle / (Posted on 6/17/2014)

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