Category Archives: Equipment

Tyre Choice

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

In this section, Equipment, I want to look at some of the more useful or interesting equipment I’ve added to either of my Swifty scooters, as well as looking at ideas for clothing and other accessories. Clothing to Scoot – … 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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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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Lighting the Night

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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Swifty Evolution

My Swifty Zero, and also my Swifty Air, straight out of the box work fine and kick scooting is a delight. However, I’m one of the people who just cannot stop themselves from tinkering, adding, removing, improving, occasionally making things … 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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Tools and Spares

When I first started kick scooting I didn’t give much thought to what I might do should my trusty Swifty scooter breakdown. And to be fair, that’s not really very likely, as there are few moving parts likely to actually … Continue reading

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