High-tech Amish behind new aluminum scooter

Aluminum Amish scooter pic

The LA Scooter is USA Amish-built using heavy-duty aluminum welded construction.

The sturdy Amish, known in these pages as builders of generally superior footbikes, are not simple Luddites – different Amish orders will use various technologies, in accordance with their ordnungen; some use cell-phones, for example, and most are not above using hired drivers to get themselves beyond buggy-distance when they need to. (Not to mention Mennonite muscle.)

So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that they’re also building aluminum footbikes. The stiffness of alloy footbikes or bicycles is a little beyond my comfort range, let alone the effort required to weld repairs, but many folks enjoy them – thus says the Free Market.


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