See my posting about my scooter in the “handmade’ area,,, just like Ed Gold… I grew up in East New York, on the border with Brownsville, in the l950s. Suzie Kusnetz
From Goldy (my street name) Back in the forties in Brownsville in Brooklyn, we made our own scooter. We would get a crate from the fruit and vegetable store, a 2×4 was nailed to it and half a skate, one in front and one in the back nailed to the 2×4. If we could, we would make handlebars from 2 pieces of wood nailed in a “v” shape on top of the crate. We would then decorate the front of the crate with bottle caps. We could run errands for grandma by putting packages inside the crate. That was all we could afford for transportation.
I grew up in the 80s/early 90s, so the scooters I remember are probably different… I still have mine. It’s blue, with a wide standing area, and wheels like tiny bike wheels. I looove that scooter!
anyone remember scooters from the 80’s that you rode when you were really young? If anyone has any they would like to sell e-mail me or if you know where I can look them up on the web drop me a line tha …
Hooray for anything that can pepetuate the sound of roller skates! My scooter was built for me by my next-door-neighbor, Harry Schwartz, who used making it, I think, as a diversion from studying for the PA bar exam. He even painted it pink for me. Harry, if you’re out there, I am still grateful.Nobody built anything for me as fun as that scooter!
i like to ride my scooter,id do no footers,xups,1 handers,then i jumped off about 10 feet in the air off this 4 foot jump i have, i lived but i thought my scooter would suvive the impact of hitting the tree.hey,it wasnt my fault!!the scooter was metal! …
Remember scooters? I mean the REAL make-your-own type we constructed in the 60’s and not the store bought metal ones! Wooden crate was nailed onto a 4 foot 2×4 board then a scate was opened into front and back halves with each half nailed onto the ends of the 2×4. Scooters were an occasional substitute for your bike to get around. Also you were “the man” if your scooter was expertly constructed and decorated (the most popular decoration was to nail soda caps into the wood). Scooter wars were fun too. 2 guys would go at it with repeated head-to-head crashes until only one was left!