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bio website youtube.com/user/TomSwift77#p/…
location United Kingdom
age 36
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen 10 hours ago

Mostly I ride a commuter bike short distances as an environmentally friendly, cheap and healthy mode of transport.

Occasionally I ride off road on a hard-tail mountain bike.


Nov
17
suggested suggested edit on Are faceplates for different shimano brifters compatible?
Nov
17
answered Terminology index
Nov
10
answered U-lock stuck on a bike
Nov
2
comment How to set up bike so that back-pedalling stops the rear wheel?
My first bike was also a Raleigh Strika. Mine had standard brakes front and rear, so not quite so cool.
Oct
13
accepted My crank fell off, how do I re-attach it?
Oct
13
comment My crank fell off, how do I re-attach it?
I managed to locate the manual for my bike. It says a torque wrench is preferable, but a long-handled hex key will do. I don't own either (only a short hex key), so I doubt I'll be able to do the bolt up tightly enough. Guess I'm off to a bike shop with it.
Oct
13
comment My crank fell off, how do I re-attach it?
Didn't notice anything wrong until it fell off...
Oct
12
asked My crank fell off, how do I re-attach it?
Oct
6
answered Do cyclists make safer drivers?
Sep
29
answered Great biking cities and routes in Europe?
Sep
21
answered What are the most highly attended US & International charity bicycle rides?
Sep
15
awarded  Organizer
Sep
15
revised How to estimate how long a tour will take? (UK to Greece)
edited tags
Sep
14
comment Where Can I Find an Inexpensive Bike Stand Clamp
Do you mean a work stand - something to hold the bike steady while you work on it?
Sep
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
9
answered Can you be ticketed for breaking the speed limit on a bike?
Sep
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
8
comment Why should I use a mirror?
UK Highway Code says "When passing motorcyclists and cyclists, give them plenty of room (see Rules 162-167). If they look over their shoulder it could mean that they intend to pull out, turn right or change direction."
Sep
8
answered Is it considered rude to draft other random cyclists?
Sep
7
awarded  Nice Answer