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by mac
10 Sep 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: Adult scooter/kick bike thread

Good to know you're back in action.... :) My Swifty will be used mainly on the smooth urban stuff around town where there may be other people, as I think it is less intimidating to pedestrians - the Kickbike should handle everything else. 8) P.S. Regarding the rear nuts, you may be able to get domed...
by mac
29 Aug 2020, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 56
Views: 7683

Re: ... about kickbikes?

Tell me about it........I'm already thinking that I need a road specific version..... :lol:
by mac
28 Aug 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: Adult scooter/kick bike thread

One of the old bicycle designs did use that kind of set up to drive the rear wheel, but rotating cranks & chain drive won the day.... :mrgreen:
by mac
28 Aug 2020, 12:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: Adult scooter/kick bike thread

That's complicating things, isn't it..... :lol:
by mac
28 Aug 2020, 12:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 56
Views: 7683

Re: ... about kickbikes?

This is what they look like now. :)
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by mac
28 Aug 2020, 10:33am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: Adult scooter/kick bike thread

For some, an e-bike lets them continue cycling, (so I personally am OK with them), I just don't want one until they can handle big long steep hills without running out of power, leaving you to cycle a 'tank' all the way back home, (could do with improving the mileage too). :lol: But, I would really ...
by mac
27 Aug 2020, 7:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: Adult scooter/kick bike thread

How does one ensure that the 'resting' foot stays on the platform? There isn't a resting foot, unless you are putting your second foot onto the platform alongside your standing leg foot..... :lol: Your weight is all on the standing leg foot on the platform, that's enough to keep it in place. :) (It...
by mac
27 Aug 2020, 12:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: Adult scooter/kick bike thread

I've got a Swifty, so far I've not hit the rear at all, & I've used mine off road too, so I'm guessing it's down to how you are kicking, maybe you're not lifting your foot soon enough/trying to push for too long. I'm an ex cyclist, so I don't do the "pro" way of kicking, where you see ...
by mac
24 Aug 2020, 4:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: Adult scooter/kick bike thread

Just found this website, basically the sport of kick scooting....

http://www.jenne.vamosaver.de/WM2012/


...& this one.

http://www.footbikesport.net/en/video
by mac
24 Aug 2020, 2:16pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Kickbike/Scooter Forums?
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Kickbike/Scooter Forums?

Here are some that I've been taking a look at :- https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://forum.runnersworld.de/forum/forums/103-Tretrollersport&prev=search&pto=aue https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://tretroller-magazin.de/intervie...
by mac
23 Aug 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Kickbike/Scooter Forums?
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Kickbike/Scooter Forums?

Thanks for that tip, I'll see if I can use Chrome/Chromium.
by mac
20 Aug 2020, 7:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: Adult scooter/kick bike thread

Brakes - dual V brakes on my Swifty - dual mechanical disc brakes on my Kickbike Cross. Top speed - as fast as you want....downhill. :wink: - along the flat - also as fast as you want to kick, it's sort of like running. Longest trips - don't know that yet, but my 5 mile ride took 2/3rds as long as I...
by mac
20 Aug 2020, 7:33pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: Adult scooter/kick bike thread

For anyone thinking about getting one, take a read of this....

https://www.yedoo.eu/en/article/riding- ... ise-4kHD3G
by mac
20 Aug 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: Adult scooter/kick bike thread

As per my intro - & I took my Swifty offroad on a gravel fire road, then down a rutted unmade road, where I discovered that the 16" wheels made for some lively handling on the loose stones, but great fun :mrgreen: , then went through an open parkland area, very hilly, both ways, up & do...