Trikke: Next Big Thing for Kids?

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Invented a dozen years ago by Brazilian engineer Gildo Beleski, the three-wheeled Trikke (prounced trike), a cross between a scooter and a tricycle, was unveiled to the public in 2002. The inventor partnered with John Simpson, a former distributor of the highly popular Razor scooters.



LOS ANGELES -- The unlikely quest to make a mutant scooter into the “next big thing” for kids and hipsters has brought together a Brazilian engineer, a California trendspotter and a cross-country trekker.

Invented a dozen years ago by Gildo Beleski, the three-wheeled Trikke (prounced trike), a cross between a scooter and a tricycle, was unveiled to the public in 2002 after the Brazilian inventor partnered with John Simpson, a former distributor of the highly popular Razor scooters.



http://www.wired.com/news/gizmos/0,1452,63826,00.html

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as long as it doesn't have an incredibly annoying, high-pitched, whining, two-stroke motor, like some of the $##@!!! scooters around here, then it's got my thumbs up.
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Anastrophe, move up here! You can't ride those annoying 2-stroke scooters on gravel roads. :yahoo_rot

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They have it here in Ireland since last Christmas 2003 and any age from 9 to 90 is flying about the city. Purse snachers love it.
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I bet they do! But you can sure hear them coming!



capt_buzzard wrote: They have it here in Ireland since last Christmas 2003 and any age from 9 to 90 is flying about the city. Purse snachers love it.
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We've done the bikes, the scooters, the electric scooter, the gas scooter, the skateboard...now this? :eek:
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Really? That's kind of funny. I guess they could the same with Bicycles, Unicycles, and your own legs.

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