Electric Scooter MK 1 — Tundra Upgrade!

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After discovering his all-terrain snow scooter was terrible on ice — [Dane] decided he needed to do some upgrades.

In case you don’t remember, we first shared [Dane’s] project back in December, where he zipped around city streets covered in snow. The scooter used a big knobby tire and a front ski to slide around on. To make it suitable for ice, he had to redesign it a bit to handle slippery surfaces; he needed to give it skates.

He had originally hoped to find figure skates at a thrift store (where he originally found the classic scooter), but had no luck — so he made his own. Some 1/2″ x 1/4″ steel bar later, a bit of welding, and he had a rather rugged front skate to work with!

After he was content with his upgraded front-end, he started adding studs to the back tire. He’s using plain old 3/8″ self tapping screws, and a whole lot of epoxy to make sure they stay in.

So does it work? Oh yeah.

 

 

10 thoughts on “Electric Scooter MK 1 — Tundra Upgrade!

  1. ‘After discovering his all-terrain snow scooter was terrible on ice’. A short sentence that implies so much fun…

  2. What it needs is a split ski in the front with a lever to fold the sides up. Ride on snow to the frozen lake, pull the lever to flip up the ski halves and ride onto the ice on the blade. When ready to leave the ice, push the lever to lower the ski and off you go home on snow.

    1. I would recommend a similar approach to Chalkbored. just put some carbide steel runners on the ski and you’re good to go!

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