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delivery bikers

Does this exist in Switzerland. Like the ones in New York that bike like madman to deliver packages etc etc.

I was just wondering.......
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Re: delivery bikers

They definitely do in Basel. It'd be surprising if they didn't elsewhere.
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Re: delivery bikers

Ive never seen em in Geneva tho and if you even driven there ....they need them
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Re: delivery bikers

You've never seen them in Geneva? Maybe open your eyes There's a lot of them around. They mostly seem to ride fixed too...
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Re: delivery bikers

What does ride fixed mean?

No I really never noticed them.....maybe cause Im lookiing around a bit to much
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Old 06.07.2011, 18:36
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No I really never noticed them.....maybe cause Im lookiing around a bit to much
They even have push bike delivery in ZH!
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Old 06.07.2011, 22:43
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What does ride fixed mean?
Fixed means fixed gear bikes - ie you have one gear only and cannot free-wheel as the gear is fixed to the rear wheel. It's what all the cool kids are riding now
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Old 07.07.2011, 08:36
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Fixed means fixed gear bikes - ie you have one gear only and cannot free-wheel as the gear is fixed to the rear wheel. It's what all the cool kids are riding now
Pretty much all over CH I'd say, even smaller towns. Popular job for sports students or snowboarders in need of cash in the summer months.
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Re: delivery bikers

I see them regularly at train stations (Geneva, Bern, Zurich) to pick or deliver packets.
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Re: delivery bikers

yes they are around zurich, one dumbass one yesterday managed to park his bike leaning against the main doors into work, god knows how he managed it and was still able to get inside the building
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Re: delivery bikers

Specialist services are available, for emergency situations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0KcW_Ghvlg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObqKi9ArTds

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Old 07.07.2011, 09:32
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Fixed means fixed gear bikes - ie you have one gear only and cannot free-wheel as the gear is fixed to the rear wheel. It's what all the cool kids are riding now
I better get my old fixie out of the back of the shed.. it's ages since I've felt cool.


p.s.. re. Geneva... I was done along the quay side by the bain des paquis a couple of weeks ago and I've noticed there are a couple of bicycle "rick-shaws" down there now as well plying the tourist trade.
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Ive never seen em in Geneva tho and if you even driven there ....they need them
There is one bike delivery company in rue Plantamour although their name escapes me
Factotum -thats the one
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There is one bike delivery company in rue Plantamour although their name escapes me
There is a list of the companies in Geneva here.
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I better get my old fixie out of the back of the shed.. it's ages since I've felt cool.
I think it might take more than an old pushiron.
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I think it might take more than an old pushiron.
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh the pain.
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Fixed means fixed gear bikes - ie you have one gear only and cannot free-wheel as the gear is fixed to the rear wheel. It's what all the cool kids are riding now
As usual, its is mandatory by law to brakes on your fixie. Seriously. That was what the lady at the bike store told me when I asked why put front and back brakes on a fixie when obviously you brake with the...well only in Switzerland. No arguments there.
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As usual, its is mandatory by law to brakes on your fixie. Seriously. That was what the lady at the bike store told me when I asked why put front and back brakes on a fixie when obviously you brake with the...well only in Switzerland. No arguments there.
I've never ridden a fixie* but wouldn't brakes help you stop? I'd have thought the momentum of the bike would make it hard to just stop pedalling to make an emergency stop.


*well not for about 40 years - I guess my trike was a fixie
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I've never ridden a fixie* but wouldn't brakes help you stop? I'd have thought the momentum of the bike would make it hard to just stop pedalling to make an emergency stop.


*well not for about 40 years - I guess my trike was a fixie
if you tromp on the pedals ( backwards ) it has the effect of braking, possibly going into a braking slide

I can see the argument for front brakes.
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if you tromp on the pedals ( backwards ) it has the effect of braking, possibly going into a braking slide

I can see the argument for front brakes.
We used to freewheel down the hill with feet on crossbar to avoid the pedals. But you can`t get your feet back on them pedals at speed. So`s you needs yer brakes.
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