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bio website youtube.com/user/TomSwift77#p/…
location United Kingdom
age 37
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen 9 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.


Mar
30
answered How often should I change road bike tyres?
Mar
16
comment How can I safely go downhill on an antique penny-farthing bike?
There's a video showing that technique here - youtube.com/watch?v=iUbrh0Ac29M
Feb
29
answered How do I deal with a dog chasing me when I'm touring?
Feb
27
comment How to calculate width of 28“ tire to 26” with constant damping factor?
Maybe I'm missing something in your question, but surely you just adjust the tire pressure to get the dampening factor you want?
Feb
22
answered Why don't bikes by auto manufacturers make it into bike shops or onto the streets?
Jan
16
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
13
answered How to avoid knee pain when cycling
Nov
25
awarded  Civic Duty
Nov
17
revised Are faceplates for different shimano brifters compatible?
added link to Terminology Index
Nov
17
suggested approved edit on Are faceplates for different shimano brifters compatible?
Nov
17
answered Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts
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?