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Thisss might keep thievesss away from your bikesss

Old 09-12-12, 11:07 AM
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Thisss might keep thievesss away from your bikesss

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Old 09-12-12, 11:22 AM
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Is the bike a Kona JAKE THE SNAKE?
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Old 09-12-12, 11:40 AM
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That's an interesting mid-frame rack right above the BB.
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Old 09-12-12, 11:42 AM
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"How the hell do you work this thing without legs?"
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Old 09-12-12, 12:07 PM
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I think that's what Pee Wee Herman started using after his adventure.
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Old 09-12-12, 12:36 PM
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This should be in the "Self Defense" thread. Perfect for deterrent for muggers on a MUP.
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How does a snake pedal a bike with no legs?
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Old 09-12-12, 01:10 PM
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Get those *** snakes off of this *** bike!
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Old 09-12-12, 02:22 PM
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coming to a cinema near you - "Snakes on a Chain"
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Old 09-12-12, 05:31 PM
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Got one at work.

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I like the mid bike rack, not sure what it is for. If I found something like that on my bike I would have some major issues.
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Old 09-12-12, 06:54 PM
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Why doesn't the snake have a helmet?
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Only problem I see is storing this thing while biking from one place to another. Does it wrap itself on the seat stay?
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Old 09-13-12, 09:43 PM
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Forks bent.
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Old 09-16-12, 11:05 PM
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no, i doubt even that would stop them. not where i live.
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no, i doubt even that would stop them. not where i live.
But if you get the right type of snake, it would sort of be the death penalty in advance. That should stop em.
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Old 09-17-12, 05:44 AM
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Do you know how stoked I would be to find a snake on my bike? And one that matches the handlebars too!

Maybe you could carry it crossed over your torso like old-timey bicycle racers used to do with tires. It could get a little dicey if the snake got scared and started squeezing, though.
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Old 09-17-12, 11:43 AM
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Yeah but what's to keep the theives away from your snake?
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Old 09-17-12, 12:13 PM
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Only problem I see is storing this thing while biking from one place to another. Does it wrap itself on the seat stay?

Might be a bit of a weight issue as well.
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Old 09-17-12, 09:54 PM
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Forget the bike. Do you know the street value of a full grown python these days?
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i would figure 8 the front wheel on that bike for leaving a snake in a public place where it could bite me.
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Old 09-17-12, 10:13 PM
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And if you get a flat, just have the snake wrap itself around the wheel and bite it's tail. Instant tire.
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Originally Posted by Closed Office View Post
But if you get the right type of snake, it would sort of be the death penalty in advance. That should stop em.
might suggest that to the local authorities.
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Imagine you're riding along and someone shouts abuse at you, so you catch them at the lights and hurl your pet taipan in their car window. That would be falcon hilarious, wot?
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