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by teamonster
10 Apr 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Bacchetta Giro ATT 20 (S)
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Bacchetta Giro ATT 20 (S)

Bacchetta Giro 20 ATT 20/26 (Small - suits x seam 35-44" ) - Modified to tiller steering. https://adriancamm.smugmug.com/Bacchetta-/Giro- Very good condition, minor cosmetic scratches, mainly on front forks. Set up for touring with axiom rear rack and Terracycle under-seat rack ( not mounted on...
by teamonster
7 Apr 2019, 4:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September
Replies: 23
Views: 3418

Re: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September

Thanks both - May chance my arm and give it a go, I think it’s going to be my only window for a tour this year. At least Le Tour is over in the East this year
by teamonster
7 Apr 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September
Replies: 23
Views: 3418

Re: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September

Sorry to hijack this thread briefly , but wondering how busy campsites in France will be first three weeks of July. Contemplating doing this then, but only heading halfway down, as did Santander to Caen last year, much on Velodysse
by teamonster
13 Mar 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?
Replies: 30
Views: 5825

Re: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?

Vision zero? Big volvos? Just read that there is a lot of gun crime in Malmo and elsewhere, perhaps Sweden is not the promised land A lot of gun crime!?! Have you been watching too much Wallander? Or maybe The Bridge! :lol: :D Sweden has its fair share of issues, especially in deprived city areas, ...
by teamonster
29 Jan 2019, 5:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - buying gas
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: Sweden - buying gas

I've never really looked for gas in shops in towns, but a quick google shows Clas Ohlson which you can certainly find in Stockholm and major towns/cities sell gas in their Swedish stores. https://www.clasohlson.com/se/view/COStoreLocatorController/showStoreLocator/ You'll also find it in some but no...
by teamonster
27 Jan 2019, 9:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?
Replies: 30
Views: 5825

Re: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?

Many drivers give way to cyclists, even if they have priority, which can sometimes be awkward or confusing. This made me laugh - I’ve lost count of the mini traffic jams I’ve caused as a pedestrian, unsure of why cars have stopped. My wife tells me it’s all quite logical, but I find they give way i...
by teamonster
26 Jan 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?
Replies: 30
Views: 5825

Re: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?

I read some years ago that telephoning while driving was allowed in north Sweden, is that true? -99 if so Was allowed in Sweden until Feb last year - now illegal to use mobile for calls or text unless hands free. That said, the use of phones in cars is still pretty widespread So Sweden was behind t...
by teamonster
26 Jan 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?
Replies: 30
Views: 5825

Re: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?

brynpoeth wrote:I read some years ago that telephoning while driving was allowed in north Sweden, is that true?
-99 if so


Was allowed in Sweden until Feb last year - now illegal to use mobile for calls or text unless hands free. That said, the use of phones in cars is still pretty widespread
by teamonster
26 Jan 2019, 1:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?
Replies: 30
Views: 5825

Re: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?

It seems helmets are compulsory for children, but only their parents are liable to the fine (SEK500) https://www.cyclehelmets.org/1017.html Yep - Just to add to my earlier post - this is translated section from the Swedish Transport agency site (Apologies done using Google translate - so for Alarm ...
by teamonster
26 Jan 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?
Replies: 30
Views: 5825

Re: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?

My local cycle map in Uppsala, https://www.uppsala.se/contentassets/7ca46174db904dcdb95e0fdf11f26040/cykelkarta-2017-2018-webb.pdf has a handy list of cycling infractions and fines in SEK (divide by @11 to give you rough idea of £). Also shows a few road signs you might want to know Cykla mot enkelr...
by teamonster
15 Jan 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - best paper maps?
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Sweden - best paper maps?

1:90 000, not 1:100 000, why the unusual scale? I don't know it's very odd. previously all I have been able to find was a very limited collection of 1:50 000 cycling maps, then this time shop had a virtual country wide collection of those at 90:000. It is a different map supplier, so maybe it's the...
by teamonster
14 Jan 2019, 12:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - best paper maps?
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Sweden - best paper maps?

Should have said, the cycle maps are 179 SEK and the larger scale map 129 SEK - it’s 11.5 SEK to £ at moment. Not sure how much you’d pay in UK. Not cheap !
by teamonster
14 Jan 2019, 11:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - best paper maps?
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Sweden - best paper maps?

Just popped in to local bookshop ( Akademiskabokhandeln - country wide chain) They have a good selection of maos including some new cycling maps at 1:90000 (photo attached) previously they were all 1:50000. Also photo of 1:250000 Map and detail from that map
by teamonster
14 Jan 2019, 9:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - best paper maps?
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Sweden - best paper maps?

I'd say that the 1:100,000 is the best for info. That's what I use for cycling around the Uppsala area, I also have some smaller scale ones, but they cover too small an area. Maps in Sweden are not cheap, as earlier post suggests book shops are the best place certainly for the 1:100,000 scale. I'm p...
by teamonster
2 Dec 2018, 7:57am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE, actually.
Replies: 4
Views: 4618

Re: JOGLE, actually.

Scotland looked fantastic - you might have inspired me to try and give this a go next year. Cheers for sharing