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bio website youtube.com/user/TomSwift77#p/…
location United Kingdom
age 37
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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.


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
Sep
6
answered Are there research graphs for the Rotor Q Ring system?
Sep
5
accepted What does this warning symbol on my pannier bag mean?
Sep
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
5
comment What are the missing accessories for you cyclists?
Possible duplicate of What's your most useful cycle accessory? - bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/573/…
Sep
5
asked What does this warning symbol on my pannier bag mean?
Sep
2
revised Trying to fit a Blackburn EX1 rack to my bike
added image
Sep
2
suggested suggested edit on Trying to fit a Blackburn EX1 rack to my bike
Sep
2
answered Do I really need to replace my helmet every 2-3 years if it hasn't been in a crash?
Aug
30
comment Mountain bike rear wheel tilts after remounting
A photograph would probably help.
Aug
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
24
answered What to do after an accident?
Aug
23
comment Safety vests: Yellow vs. Orange?
Interesting point about colour blindness. My dad's colourblind, I might try doing some experiments on him.
Aug
22
answered Safety vests: Yellow vs. Orange?
Aug
19
answered Body Hairs and Cycling?
Aug
16
comment What bicycle design factors affect stopping power?
Highway Code says "large vehicles and motorcycles need a greater distance to stop" [than cars]. Doesn't seem to say anything about bicycles. direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070304
Aug
12
comment How can I check tire pressure without a pressure gauge?
Haven't heard of valve caps with pressure indicators before, think I'll get some for my car and my bikes.