-Shock Therapy Tilkankatu 2 AL 3 Site in Finnish. (sells at least NS bikes - mostly offroad)
-Greenbike Bulevardi 32. Kamppi district. Site in English. (accessories, service, second hand bikes)
RIDE IT LIKE YOU RENT IT:
-Ecobike Savilankatu 1 b. Taka-Töölö district. Site in English. (normal citybikes - call to rent: +358400844358)
-Greenbike Bulevardi 32. Kamppi district. Site in English. (city & fold bikes - reservations: +358504040400)
-Kuinoma (“like your own”) p2p-type of service where you can “rent” your stuff to other people in need. Site in finnish (use google translator), but you can contact the service provider (email: kuinoma at kuinoma dot fi) and they will handle your reservation.
Hey ! Thats me, the french backpacker guy I have time to kill waiting for my couchsurfer host tonight, so I just found a internet coffee and saw your fucking great message, happily in English, otherwise I had been lost to post a new topic !
So I am from Paris, where the fixie movement is really famous since 4 or 5 years now, I built my first fixie 2 years ago, and I am in Helsinki for a month, thats why I was wondering about the fixie life here.
I really would like to see whats going on in HLK , and maybe in other cities of Finland ( I will also travel to Sweden next month, I ll try to find the fixie life in Stockholm, but thats another subject !)
Anyway, I am also looking for someone with a fucking nice bike, because theres a photograph contest hapening in Paris, you can contact me by mail before 4th july
If the pic is good enough, we can win a prize and get published in Fixe magazine !
If you need to rent a fixed gear from Kuinoma just look at Kuinoma (http://www.kuinoma.fi/ulkoilu/polkupyorat) with Google Translator and then email kuinoma at kuinoma dot fi. We will then make the reservations and translate agreements etc…
Yesterday I went to Kumiluoti, I met cool fixed people
One of them told me about GreenBikes, I will go there tomorrow.
Today I went to the Helsinki Velodrom, its a really cool pista, but nobody was there.
Someone told me fixed people are often coming in the morning.
I ll try again next wednesday at 9 or 10am, maybe with my rented bike !
If you are looking for something else northern than Helsinki, why not come to Oulu. We have very few busses, no tram rails, one of the best cycle path networks in Finland and here people don’t mind you cycling on the footpaths either.
Special Bike (Facebook), fixed gears, bmx’s etc
Pyörä Suvala (web), large local retailer with two stores and bike rental
Nallikari Camping (web) bike rental 8e/day
We have occasional alleycat races, we play polo and drink beer. If you need any more information, just give us a shout in the Oulu thread.