Tom Golson-Owner of Two Scooters-LRX 50cc and Roketa 150cc

by Tom G
(Lapeer, MI, USA)

I'm recently retired at a fairly young age due to a bad back. I found that riding scooters doesn't bother me since you sit up straight on them. My scooters are becoming a real passion for me.

The past two years, I've began buying and fixing them up to re-sell. The only problem is once I've fixed them up and they are looking good, I want to keep them.

The last one I bought is the Roketa and man did I get a great deal. The guy bought it for his 13 year old son who dumped it in the mud, broke a couple things, scratched a few things and pushed it home to the garage. 320 miles on it and it sat for two years in the garage. It started out for sale for $750.00 and no picture of it on line.

I drove for 60 miles to see it and couldn't believe they didn't even take the time to clean it up. The bike had a broken brake handle and broken mirror with the turn signal built in. Had some good gouges also. All I could think of is it only had 320 miles on it.

By the time I was done digressing over what a mess it was I walked away with the bike for $380.00. Took it home, gave it a bath and a little bit of paint, replaced the parts and it's good as new. I could sell it for $1000.00 today, no problem!

The body work isn't perfect, but it's passable! I love fixing them up and seeing how nice they look when they are taken care of. My next project will be a vintage or maybe build one from the frame up.


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Mar 08, 2011
I spoke with you about your scooters on Craigslist..
by: Lee Carolynn


I spoke with you about your scooters on craigslist a few months ago and am in a position, or should be, to buy one. I tried to reach you and your craigslist email is no could you contact me if you still have them? thanks.

Aug 08, 2010
Fixer ups
by: George

Hi Tom. I too have a bad back that forced me into early retirement. I ride a Roketa 150cc TRIKE. I love it. I got it used for around $1,000. After I did a little body and motor work, it rides like a dream. I could sell it, but I like riding it too much.

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