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Old 04-02-04, 12:40 PM   #1
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Swedish or Danish word for Single speed?

Hi, I´m a half-danish half-swedish cyclist that´s in desperate need of help .
1. Does anyone know the Swedish or Danish word for fixed or single speed bikes?
2. Does anyone have any european links, preferably Swedish or Danish sites about fixed and ss?
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Old 04-02-04, 01:06 PM   #2
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why is it important?
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Old 04-02-04, 01:11 PM   #3
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Because I speak both swedish and danish daily so i´d like to know what it´s called...
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Old 04-02-04, 01:27 PM   #4
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ah, okay. Did you try a Google search?
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Yep.
Not really sure what to search for though...
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Try babel fish. Don't know if they support the language, but it's a start.

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thanks
one question though
what´s babel fish?
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It's a fish you stick in your ear. It translates languages. Vogon and the like.
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PM Skitbraviking...he is swedish
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Here's a link for Danish Cycling Federation...you might start there.
http://www.dcf.dk/
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Did you look for an online translator?
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It's a fish you stick in your ear. It translates languages. Vogon and the like.
I just lost a cup of soup over that one..
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I was wondering when someone was going to get that one.
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I was wondering when someone was going to get that one.
Just make sure to take the fish out before the Vogans read their poetry, horrible stuff. I'd rather chew my arm off.
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i'll be in copenhagen for 6 months starting in june .....
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I sent a pm to viking. He doesn´t know either.
thanks for the link but i searched all over that site already.
Thanks for all the help though! The search continues
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Tranlated to Danish at this website, http://translation.langenberg.com/
fixed gear = nagelfast indgreb
single speed = ugifte hastighed

to Swedish
fixed gear = fästad redskap
single speed = enkel fart
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Thanks man, but that´s the direct translation of each word.
Gear has several meanings, and when you combine the words ex Fixed gear, they form their own word...
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1: The closest you'll get to a Swedish terminology would be 'fast utväxling' or 'fast drev' for 'fixed gear; [/]'track bike[/I] translates into 'bancykel' in Swedish ('banecykel' in Danish). Singlespeed is, well, singlespeed. These words are pretty sketchy and un-googlable, though: there are only about 10-15 FG riders in Sweden, the last velodrome closed in the 60s, and you'll have a hard time finding people who know what you're on about (for LBSs, you might want to try Dr Spoke on Asogatan or Cykellabbet on, I think, Kocksgatan if you're in the Stockholm region).
2: I've been messengering in Tallinn for a while, but I still keep in touch with most of the Swedish FG riders through a mailing list I set up last year - e-mail me (jacob at jacob dot net) and I'll add you. For the Copenhagen scene, try www.cph-fxt.ownsthis.com.

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1: The closest you'll get to a Swedish terminology would be 'fast utväxling' or 'fast drev' for 'fixed gear; [/]'track bike[/I] translates into 'bancykel' in Swedish ('banecykel' in Danish). Singlespeed is, well, singlespeed. These words are pretty sketchy and un-googlable, though: there are only about 10-15 FG riders in Sweden, the last velodrome closed in the 60s, and you'll have a hard time finding people who know what you're on about (for LBSs, you might want to try Dr Spoke on Asogatan or Cykellabbet on, I think, Kocksgatan if you're in the Stockholm region).
2: I've been messengering in Tallinn for a while, but I still keep in touch with most of the Swedish FG riders through a mailing list I set up last year - e-mail me (jacob at jacob dot net) and I'll add you. For the Copenhagen scene, try www.cph-fxt.ownsthis.com.

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Thanks!
The copenhagen area is better than stockholm as it´s alot closer to me and my family lives there so I´m more "at home" there than Stockholm.
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why is it important?
Jesus, if you don't know you gotta question his validity?
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It's a fish you stick in your ear. It translates languages. Vogon and the like.
NICE.
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Talk about dragging up old information!
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