Designed to be stowed in your car, boat, or airplane, the Argyle Cub weighed about 50 pounds and could fold up in 15 seconds. Over time, the rights were sold to a manufacturer that sold the Cub to a variety of distributors who sold it under their own names like Argyle Cub, Dinky-Cycle or JoyRide. Whatever brand you bought, you could expect approximately 2-3 horsepower from a 2-stroke motor and the ability to approach 25 miles per hour while getting nearly 100 miles per gallon.
For more on the Cub, check out this page on the US Scooter Museum’s website – even if you don’t want more history or specifications about the model, it’s worth checking out the link just to see several examples of period advertising. This example features a 2.75 Clinton motor and it looks to be in OK shape. The seller never explicitly states that it runs but he/she does say the condition is “excellent.”
Find this Argyle Cub for sale here on Craigslist for $1,850 in Southwest Michigan.
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