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Info On Bicycles Please

hey everyone!
My husband and I will be moving to zurich sometime next week.We are looking forward to cycling around the city ,so any info on renting/buying(cheap) cycles and equipment would be appreciated!
Shika.
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hey everyone!
My husband and I will be moving to zurich sometime next week.We are looking forward to cycling around the city ,so any info on renting/buying(cheap) cycles and equipment would be appreciated!
Shika.
Check out this thread: Cycling in Switzerland.
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Re: Pitfalls guide to buying old bicycles in Switzerland

Hi everyone,
I hear that a vignette/license is needed fro a bicycle in Switzerland.
Any idea hoe much it cost and where to obtain it?
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Old 07.03.2009, 22:22
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Hi everyone,
I hear that a vignette/license is needed fro a bicycle in Switzerland.
Any idea hoe much it cost and where to obtain it?
Thanks!
Any bike shop, Denner, Migros all have the vignette. They are only about 8CHF or less, can't remember what I paid for mine last year, but they certainly don't break the bank.
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Old 07.03.2009, 22:26
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Re: Pitfalls guide to buying old bicycles in Switzerland

However, you don't need one as a tourist on a bicycle that usually is in use elsewhere. (Of course you won't have a Swiss insurance against third party damage then)
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Re: Pitfalls guide to buying old bicycles in Switzerland

Thanks, Nathu!
Do I have to buy a special insurance for a bicycle or that 3rd party is included in something else?
I am really confused with all the insurances one has to buy to live in Suisse.
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Old 08.03.2009, 20:40
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Re: Pitfalls guide to buying old bicycles in Switzerland

There's lots of info on the velo vignette in this post, plus this thread, and this one. If you still have questions, please post them in one of those threads.

[Edit: Posts now moved here, thanks Nathu]

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Bike licence

Does anyone know where I purchase the annual tax/insurance you need to get for your bike (pedal)?
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Old 10.06.2009, 21:56
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Does anyone know where I purchase the annual tax/insurance you need to get for your bike (pedal)?
Post office.
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Re: Bike licence

Browse here too:

http://www.englishforum.ch/tags/vignette/
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Re: Does bicycle need licence

The official hand signal for turning right...

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Re: Does bicycle need licence

On Some E-Bikes I have seen this yellow Number plates on the back of the bikes..

Could some one let us know when do you need this number plate?
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Re: Does bicycle need licence

When the motor power is more than 25W and the maximum speed more than 25 km/h.
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When the motor power is more than 25W and the maximum speed more than 25 km/h.
A human-power is between 50W and 200W. Professional cyclists can exceed 300W.

Threshold for yellow plates is 250W, not 25W.
http://www.stva.zh.ch/internet/ds/st...hild_mofa.html
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You'll need a 'Velo Vignette' (Bike sticker) which provides a basic insurance. It costs CHF 7. These can be found at Post Offices. Most people don't have one, but the Police will fine you if you're stopped and don't have it stuck somewhere on the frame. Other than this, there's nothing else needed - other than lights, there's no rule concerning helmets, what colour lycra you wear (although some ought to be outlawed...)
OHHHHHHHHHHHH so this is what the stickers are for. Sorry for the dumb duh! comment but I got stickers for free after signing for liability/household insurance Now I know..Thanks for posting!
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A human-power is between 50W and 200W. Professional cyclists can exceed 300W.

Threshold for yellow plates is 250W, not 25W.
http://www.stva.zh.ch/internet/ds/st...hild_mofa.html
Pros can sustain over 450W for periods of between 10 and 20 minutes (Some TT specialist even more!). Sprinters can peak at well over 1500W and many fit recreational cyclists would have threshold values close to or around 300W.

I was thinkng 25W was a bit low!!!
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Woops Good to know there are some critical readers out there!
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Pros can sustain over 450W for periods of between 10 and 20 minutes (Some TT specialist even more!). Sprinters can peak at well over 1500W and many fit recreational cyclists would have threshold values close to or around 300W.

I was thinkng 25W was a bit low!!!
I frequently train on an ergometer and know that I can sustain 200W. But, I am neither young nor a pro.
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Old 29.07.2009, 12:06
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I frequently train on an ergometer and know that I can sustain 200W. But, I am neither young nor a pro.
You are comparable to me so.

Unfortunatley, I bike with too many people in the 300W range!
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