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Scooting Hazards

You might be forgiven for thinking that there could be nothing safer than riding a kick scooter. And you would be correct, at least to some degree. However, as with most outdoor activities there are risks and hazards to watch … Continue reading

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Scooting Challenges

While it can be fun just heading out on your kick scooter whenever you like and simply scooting wherever takes your fancy, having a few set challenges to tackle can add some adventure and fun to your rides. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Scoot and Carry

Carrying your Swifty kick scooter is probably not something many readers will be interested in learning about, of course, unless you are one of the more adventurous types who loves a challenge, or just plain daft, much like myself. I … 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 need … Continue reading

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Rear Lighting

With forward lighting already sorted out, I wanted to look at rear lighting, helping me to be seen from the rear. No need for research this time, as I already had a product in mind for the job from Adventure … Continue reading

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Puncture Prevention

Perhaps the most annoying of occurrences on a bicycle is a puncture, or worse, punctures. That ominous hiss from the tyre followed by slow, or even rapid, deflation. A practiced hand will have the tyre off, tube replaced or repaired, … Continue reading

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Pavement Scoot

One of the joys of owning and riding a kick scooter like to Swifty Zero or Swifty Air, is the ability to ride along pavements, a definite no-no when riding a bicycle. Pavements are relatively safe, at least as far … Continue reading

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Night Scooting

Late December. With only a few hours of daylight and long hours of darkness, it is easy to be seduced by that warm cosy seat by the fire or that comfortable sofa in front of the television. Low temperatures also … Continue reading

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Mud in your Eye

There is no doubt about it, kick scooters throw up sticky mud, dirty water, wet leaves, small trees and just about anything else you care to run across. This lovely concoction usually ends up on the rider, legs liberally sprayed … Continue reading

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Minor Issues

Both my Swifty Zero and Swifty Air scooters are really very good, not much I can fault with them, to be honest. However, over the course of time and as I experiment with different components, adding accessories and so on, … Continue reading

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