Michael Hawkins -
August 12, 2020
I noticed that the average review was 3 and I wanted to put in my two cents worth. While I understand the persons reasons for his average rating, I feel I must give mine. I used a Original Velke for over 8 years and over time, I replaced several bushings, tires, etc but what finally did me in was the foot plate and the rusting of the hood over the tire. Gradually the ground (sliding on pavement ) wore the bottom of the foot pad and it broke off. I looked at repairing but found the Bradley company Sulky. I purchased a Scratch and Dent and that was a JOKE... I mean, the item I received didn't look like it had even touched the ground, it was like brand new! I took a drill bit and drilled two holes for the Latch mounting and popped it on. OK, here are my comments on it's performance. First the build is VERY good, yes it's a bit heavy but it's stable. The tire is a bit larger than the original Velke but that results in a smoother ride. The footplate is wide and easy to get in and out of (which I've found is a upgrade from earlier models) The Lift / latch is handy but actually I don't use it much. The quick release makes removing the arm / wheel assembly a breeze. AS far as Value ... i purchased a used unit from a local small engine mechanic (thinking I was helping him out) I felt I could get a tire and replace my older Velke ...WELLLLL ... The unit was an older version and was repaired which made the foot plate narrow, I've spent 100.00 on a older unit that I'm still having repaired when I could have been riding around on a Scratch and Dent for a few dollars more. Take my advice ,GET THE UNIT, enjoy the ride, the convenience of being able to flip up or remove ...and know that this thing is built like a TANK and more comfortable than the Original Velke. Don't waste your time and money on a used unit... thanks guys !