Pocket bikes the new scourge of the road

The segway was banned in some states since it was introduced, how long until pocket bikes are banned as well?
I have a part time job going to an office once a week on 14th and Jackson. Next door to this office building is a bar, I think, and patrons hang out in front working on their pocket bikes. These things are loud for being 18 inches tall. I’ve also seen them for sale in a auto repair shop on the corner of 11th and Pine. Read this story for more information on these lil off-roadsters ( it has video too).

3 Comments so far

  1. josh (unregistered) on August 18th, 2004 @ 5:59 am

    thanks! I’ve always been mystified by those little bikes on the corner of 11th! Now I know the who and how, but I have yet to see one being operated in town.


  2. (unregistered) on August 18th, 2004 @ 6:13 am

    I saw a couple of guys drag racing these things. They are slow.


  3. anon (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2005 @ 10:25 pm

    Yes, maybe slow compared with a full-size. But these puppies can do 50+MPH.

    Places like Schucks/Napa/wherever sell the electric toy bikes. MEANING: SLOW

    However, gas bikes are available in 2-stroke or 4-stroke engines, up to 110cc.

    I’ve seen these things fly through residential areas at night, and there are definitely quick. Remember, you’re moving alot LESS WEIGHT!

    Definitely look fun for an empty parking lot.



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