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Published: Tuesday 2004-11-23.

The winter has come and since I bike all year around I just got my studded tyres mounted on my bike. It feels better that way, especially after I overturned last year around this time of year. Okay, so I have a new bike with better regular tyres now, but still.

I am going for studded tyres in spite of the City of Oslo campaign against studded tyres. Interestingly enough I can’t find any information about the studded tyre fee not being applicable to bikes, but on the other hand they require you to give the registration number when buying the studded tyre pass, so I guess I won’t have to pay...

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  • Datum: 2004-11-24 12.40.24 CET
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
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Din cykel går nog inte lika fort och är lika tung som en bil, så att dubbarna får den rivande effekt kommunen är rädd för. Eller blir det åverkan på asfalten oavsett om man handrullar dubbdäck?

Sen är ju frågan om problemet är dubbdäcken eller att asfalten innehåller svavelföreningar. Jag känner en som har en Opel från Tyskland, och där används som bekant inte dubbdäck utan de har istället åretruntdäck (friktionsdäck?). Idag skulle hon flytta bilen efter att haft den översnöad i några dagar och det spann ganska bra i snön. Det gör det kanske med dubbar också, men olika däck fungerar olika bra på olika underlag.

Oddly enough, the English version of that page starts off with "the City of Oslo is reintroducing a fee for the use of studded tyres on passenger cars and heavy vehicles". That's *sort of* explicit enough about bikes, no? You'd think they'd be generous enough to mention bikes if they were reintroducing one for them too. So you can just pretend to be an English-only speaking Swede if they stop you!

It doesn't mention the cars that are exempt though. Tough luck if you're an English-speaking embassy chauffeur!

(Ja, jeg skulle ha skrevet på norsk :-))

  • Datum: 2004-11-24 16.33.05 CET
  • Namn: Peter Karlsson
  • Sänt från: unknown via

Hi John! Summer looking nice down under? :-)

Interesting, I didn't check the English version of the page (not more than checking what the link was so that I had something to link from the English blog entry). It does indeed state that it is about cars, whereas the Norwegian version doesn't.

I don't think they'll fall for it if I started claiming I don't speak Norwegian, though.

  • Datum: 2004-11-24 18.21.24 CET
  • Namn: Storebror Roger
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Du har inte funderat på att fråga myndigheterna?

Btw här kommer en hälsning från Freddie:

v 0 vcfghvgfct

  • Datum: 2004-11-24 20.44.34 CET
  • Namn: Peter Karlsson
  • Sänt från: unknown via

Jo. Så här sa de:

"Gjelder kun kjøretøy som ikke gjelder motosykkel f.eks. Skal gi beskjed videre."


Hur tusan lyckades Freddie få in en nolla bland bokstäverna? Nollan sitter ju i andra änden av tangentbordet? :-)

  • Datum: 2004-11-27 13.03.08 CET
  • Namn: Storebror Roger
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Ja, du.... han är ganska duktig på att göra saker man inte förväntar sig....

  • Datum: 2004-11-30 09.45.39 CET
  • Namn: Storebror Roger
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