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Micro Adventures

One of the keys to an exciting life is the adventure key, unlocking the front door, getting out into the Great Outdoors and having amazing adventures. However, what people sometimes don’t realise is that an adventure can be anything you … Continue reading

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Getting Started

Okay, you’ve watched the videos, you’ve examined the pictures and you’ve read all the online blurb, all the articles you can find and found this amazing blog. You are now thinking about getting a Swifty scooter for yourself. What should … Continue reading

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Tyre Choice

  Unlike your average bicycle where just about all the component parts can be changed or upgraded, a Swifty scooter, with its far more limited range of components, does not have that ability. Other than changing the handlebar grips and … Continue reading

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Stopping Power

The V-brakes on Swifty scooters do their job, they stop you when the lever is pulled. No fuss, nothing fancy. Yes, fine tuning their setup gets the most from them but compared to disc brakes they are somewhat lacking, a bit … Continue reading

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Scoots Law

Here in Scotland, where our common sense approach to some, but not all of our laws, gave us something called the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, brought into law with the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. We have the right to walk, … Continue reading

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Routine Maintenance

  There is little to go wrong with a Swifty Zero kick scooter. No dirty chains to clean, no messy fiddly gears to adjust and few moving parts other than brakes, wheel hub and headset bearings. Yet, eventually you will … Continue reading

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Clothing to Scoot

The great thing about kick scooting is that you can simply jump on your scooter and just scoot away. It does not matter what clothing you are wearing at the time, be it the business suit you are wearing to … Continue reading

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Hints and Tips

  On this page I want to share a few short and simple hints and tips relating to the Swifty Zero or Swifty Air kick scooters and kick scooting in general. Bare ankles – be careful, the rear of the … Continue reading

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Load Carrying

The Swifty Zero kick scooter is an amazing creature, great for scooting around the back streets, hidden lanes and places where you really shouldn’t be scooting that I won’t mention, but it lacks one thing, the ability to carry a … Continue reading

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Forward Lighting

By the beginning of November, the nights are well and truly drawn in and I was determined to keep riding my faithful Swifty Zero, despite the lack of daylight. However, scooting away from the well-lit streets and footpaths of my … Continue reading

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