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    Bicycle mis-use

    Hopefully this grave mis-use of bicycles remains in India and hopefully does not occur again, even in India. As I recall this occurred before in India in 2008.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2...ad-blasts.html

    Oops: I guess it is more wide spread than I thought.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_bomb
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Hopefully this grave mis-use of bicycles remains in India and hopefully does not occur again, even in India. As I recall this occurred before in India in 2008.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2...ad-blasts.html

    Oops: I guess it is more wide spread than I thought.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_bomb
    The IRA will do anything to set off a bomb.

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    Saw a story about one of these very recently.
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    Hyderabad is a bustling place. Buzzing with trucks, cars, scooters and a whole lot of people. Much like any of India's mega cities. It's really easy to plant a bomb anywhere in a market area and get disastrous results. You could easily take a ox cart and load it with munitions, grocery bag, Yamaha / Royal Enfield Motorbike and put bombs on it too. Sickens me that @$$holes would target folks just trying to get by. Whoever they are.

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    well i'd prefer if no bombs were detonated using any vehicle, tbh..

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    Using bicycles and motorcycles/scooters is pretty common in Afghanistan too...unfortunately.

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    I'm not a fanatic bent on bomb building an mayham but it seems to me that a bicycle would be my last choice and used only if I couldn't build something bigger. Double tanker 18-wheeler rig with both the main tank and the pup behind filled with a brew of liquid fuel and oxidizer would be my first choice and then only get smaller if I had too. I think it would be a testiment to limited pathetic resources and/or a very watchful police/military protection force if the biggest thing I could build would be a bicycle bomb (well I suppose pedestrian shoe or underware bombs would be smaller still but I'm not exactly the suicidal type).

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo1889 View Post
    I'm not a fanatic bent on bomb building an mayham but it seems to me that a bicycle would be my last choice and used only if I couldn't build something bigger. Double tanker 18-wheeler rig with both the main tank and the pup behind filled with a brew of liquid fuel and oxidizer would be my first choice and then only get smaller if I had too. I think it would be a testiment to limited pathetic resources and/or a very watchful police/military protection force if the biggest thing I could build would be a bicycle bomb (well I suppose pedestrian shoe or underware bombs would be smaller still but I'm not exactly the suicidal type).

    They don't exactly have 18 wheel trucks in abundance in Hyderabad. Also, it's a country of nearly one billion people, many of whom (33% ) live below the poverty line just trying to scrape by. If you want to see people living in very desperate conditions visit Mumbai, Kolkatta (Calcutta) / Bangladesh or other. Plus, there are more than 100 dialects and someone will always be ticked off at someone else. So, you may get the odd skirmish every once in a while. Again, most folks in India are just trying to get by and get along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris516 View Post
    The IRA will do anything to set off a bomb.
    Huh. When was the last bombing attributed to the IRA...?

    However, we've had our own brand of home-grown bike terrorism here in the 'States:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_6...Square_bombing
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    Isn't the obvious answer to ban bikes in the US, so there won't be any bike bombings? We NEED the government to protect us! I am surprised Obama doesn't have Biden leading up a task force on this critical issue!
    Last edited by KCNEWF; 02-25-13 at 10:08 AM. Reason: Stupid IOS typo. Replaced "take" with "task"

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    A take force??!!

    Well they can take my bike when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Huh. When was the last bombing attributed to the IRA...?

    However, we've had our own brand of home-grown bike terrorism here in the 'States:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_6...Square_bombing
    I didn't mean they would go to any lengths to set off a bomb whenever they pleased. But to be able to create a bomb from virtually nothing.

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    who remembers the fiasco of the "This Bike is a Pipe Bomb" stickers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekologist View Post
    who remembers the fiasco of the "This Bike is a Pipe Bomb" stickers?
    Never heard that one. I do remember a time when it was OK to joke about bombs as long as it was obviously a joke. That was a long time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekologist View Post
    who remembers the fiasco of the "This Bike is a Pipe Bomb" stickers?
    Yup, possibly buried somewhere in the SSFG forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoWretch View Post
    I do remember a time when it was OK to joke about bombs as long as it was obviously a joke.
    I wonder if this would be acceptable: http://silversprocket.gostorego.com/...apipebomb.html

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    "This Bike is a Pipe Bomb" stickers

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Bike_Is_a_Pipe_Bomb

    On March 2, 2006 at 5:30 am an Ohio University police officer spotted a bicycle attached to the Oasis restaurant bearing a promotional sticker for the band. The officer saw the words, "This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb" and became concerned. The area was cordoned off, and part of the campus was closed for several hours. The bicycle was subsequently destroyed by the Athens bomb squad despite assurances from the bike's owner that it was just a sticker. The owner, a graduate student, was initially charged with inducing panic, a misdemeanor. However, the charges were dropped a few days later. Later the student was awarded money for the damages to his bicycle. [2][3]

    A similar incident occurred in 2001, when a police officer spotted and detained a woman at an Austin, Texas peace rally. Her bicycle was also labeled with the band's sticker. The woman was released after the band's existence was confirmed.[4]

    On March 14, 2006 Bellarmine Hall at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA was evacuated because of another bicycle with the band's name painted on it. No charges were filed.[5]

    On February 16, 2009, Terminal C at Memphis International Airport was evacuated because of a bicycle with the band's sticker on it. A pilot notified police when he saw the bike, with the band's sticker on it, parked outside of the terminal. Police evacuated the terminal and sent in K9 units; however, no explosive materials were found. Police arrested the owner of the bike but let the owner go a few hours later because he had not committed a crime.[6][7] After hearing about the incident, the band's lead singer urged fans to use caution when they applied the stickers.[8]
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    Quote Originally Posted by gecho View Post
    I wonder if this would be acceptable: http://silversprocket.gostorego.com/...apipebomb.html
    Rather than just cutting up one bicycle, Homeland Security will come to your home, break down your doors and take all your bicycles. Not to mention, putting you on the no fly list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoWretch View Post
    Never heard that one. I do remember a time when it was OK to joke about bombs as long as it was obviously a joke. That was a long time ago.
    I work in DC. There is absolutely no sense of humor about such things since 9/11.
    People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

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    I'm more than a little disturbed that the police require potential bombs to be clearly labeled in order for them to be detected. They'll only be able to catch the hipster terrorists who use the label to be ironic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCNEWF View Post
    Isn't the obvious answer to ban bikes in the US, so there won't be any bike bombings? We NEED the government to protect us! I am surprised Obama doesn't have Biden leading up a task force on this critical issue!

    Last edited by KCNEWF; 02-25-13 at 07:08 AM. Reason: Stupid IOS typo. Replaced "take" with "task"
    It made more sense with the word take. Biden is currently heading up the gun taking right now, so it should be easy to add bicycle taking as well.
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    They must have used a crappy beat up bike because if it is a nice bike, some bike thief will think that it is his lucky day and nick the bike. Imagine his surprise if it blows up while he is making his getaway with his new bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiBikeGuy View Post
    They must have used a crappy beat up bike because if it is a nice bike, some bike thief will think that it is his lucky day and nick the bike. Imagine his surprise if it blows up while he is making his getaway with his new bike.
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