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Old 11-19-04, 04:03 PM
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Got this idea for an add-on to keep those speeding maniacs at a distance. Anybody want to fabricate and make a few bucks? All I ask is that ya send me one.
Know how people race by when yer out on the road and come as close as they can cause they're too dumb ta slow down until they see if there's room to pass ya ? What I want is something like a car antenna that sticks out about two feet from the back of my saddle. There'd be a neon ping pong ball about 6 inches from the end to give them fair warning, then something nasty, like a rusty nail right out at the end; something they could hear scraping off the topcoat from inside the car. I ride in town and out on the road, so I'd like to have two positions. In town I'd flip it straight up so I could squeeze into the tight spots. It's mostly out on the road, where everybody's driving ten over and hell bent for leather that I see this thing being used. I wouldn't want to haul it around all the time, but it would be nice to strap it on once in awhile to wake up the motorheads.
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Old 11-19-04, 04:10 PM
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Sounds dangerous to me!
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Pie, its all about the pie, just mount a rack on the back and have a pie ejector!
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I'm thinking about putting an airhorn on my bike in an accessible place like hanging off the handlebars... a little more passive. I might save that for the more utilitarian ride I will hopefully be purchasing tomorrow though...
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Old 11-19-04, 04:31 PM
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have this hanging out somewhere
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There is a horn out there that you can pressurize with a bike pump.
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I want to get one of those cycling reflective mesh vests, but I want it to say "BACK OFF!" on the back to remind cars to BACK THE HELL OFF
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Old 11-19-04, 04:48 PM
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I've occasionally thought a diamond ring would be a nice accessory....to use as "self-defense" against vehicles who don't give me enough space.
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Just a little something I've been working on...knife-chucks.
(sorry for the webcam pic - my digital camera died).

Much more portable than the "shotgun-chucks" that were originally on the drawing board. And you don't have to reload.

And yeah - that's duct tape.
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Old 11-19-04, 05:07 PM
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I still like the idea of a fecal matter cannon. Think of it as a stumpy, modified potato gun loaded with cow poo or something like that.
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Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
I still like the idea of a fecal matter cannon. Think of it as a stumpy, modified potato gun loaded with cow poo or something like that.
But then you have to haul around extra crap, think of the weight it would add, unless of course, you were making it yourself
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Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
I still like the idea of a fecal matter cannon. Think of it as a stumpy, modified potato gun loaded with cow poo or something like that.
I like the idea.
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Old 11-19-04, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by hi565
I like the idea.
I think its kinda crappy.
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Old 11-19-04, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ostro
I think its kinda crappy.
HARRRRRRRRR
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Old 11-19-04, 05:42 PM
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Hang a brick or large rock from a handkerchief tied to the top tube...
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you can order telescoping police batons
from a place called RothCo for relatively
cheap. some of them are weighted,
some are aluminum, some are steel.
all of 'em break stuff good.
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Old 11-19-04, 07:10 PM
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carry a little satchel of these guys



problem solved.
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Old 11-19-04, 07:18 PM
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Put spikes on your bars, sticking out to the sides....car comes too close and their paint job is through
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Old 11-19-04, 07:28 PM
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the caltrops are a rad idea, me and my crew have been tossing that idea around for a while. they'd fit nicely into a handlebar bag. there's a kid on a lowrider bike here in town that has a special rack on his sissy bar for a baseball bat.
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Old 11-19-04, 07:52 PM
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I'de love to be the guy on the bike behind the guy dropping the spikes...
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caltrops should be used in general more often, i think. stand on a bridge and terrorize. cars below.

if we're lucky, gas prices will shoot up to $30/gallon, the US economy will crash, and we won't have to worry about cars anyway!
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Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
Oh, and install a feces cannon.

I thought I WAS the feces cannon...
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How about sealing and filling the bike tubes with a pressurized highly flammible gas..

Oh..that's a p!pe bomb. Small personal flamethrower. "Prefer a gelled gasoline? "

A bag of anti-social skunks - toss one in the window. Ferrets will do in a pinch, must be rabid or @ least fed whipped cream for simulation.

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I built my own homemade fender a long time ago. When I brought my bike into the bike shop the owner came out and was amazed by the fender.... he said something to the effect of "man, that thing looks pretty crappy, but if someone pisses you off it would be really easy to lean the bike to the side and use that fender to scratch the hell out of their car while you are riding" so I guess, you could do the same thing.... even though my fender is patented.... or .... patent pending!

oh yeah, since I dont know how to post pics, here is a link to a site I just made really fast on Tripod to show some pics of the fender and my bike. hooray!

Here it is
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On my last big organised ride I managed to acquire this bib number...



People told me later that they noticed many motorists giving me more room than were given to other riders.
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