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Cycling in Sweden an institution…

If you’re in Linköping you need to have a bike. It will allow you to go in the city center and to the supermarket. The bike trade in Linköping is a bit like trade “baguette” in France …


You find lots of bike shops more or less doubtful (yes, some ask you to visit their underground with a hundred bikes … ahem).

The price for a bike is on average 600Kr.

Warning, if the price is around 300Kr or less it will let you go when you will have the greatest need of it ! Be careful. The same if the bike costs more than 1000kr, I think it’s too much.

My bike



The bike’s guide:

  1. Must have a front and rear lights if not fine is 600Kr
  2. Must have retro cycling because when it’s -20 ° C the brakes are frozen.
  3. Must have a bell, very useful in the city center
  4. Must have a serial number and a paper proving the purchase (stolen bikes cops love it)
  5. Must have a good lock (theft are frequent)
  6. Better if you have good legs!

Finally, if ever, luck is not with you (like me with the flat tire one morning, um, it makes me in a good mood on Monday at 8 am by 5 ° C) you can always go to 254 Rydsvagen on Sunday and  Tuesday from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm at “Repare Bike”. Student volunteers repair your bike for cheap!

PS: be ahead there is often a long queue.