Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

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Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby braz » 12 Nov 2009, 3:47pm

.....the James Bond cycle rack tailgating repellent device - catch on, do we think?

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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 12 Nov 2009, 4:54pm

Thought it was going to be a rack mounted jet engine - frankly I'm disappointed...
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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby Cunobelin » 12 Nov 2009, 6:58pm

This also works....

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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby Mick F » 12 Nov 2009, 8:56pm

This gives me an idea for my trailer.
It beats two concrete blocks!
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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby thirdcrank » 13 Nov 2009, 12:02am

Mick F wrote:This gives me an idea for my trailer. ...


That trailer hitch looks dodgy to me - it's fastened to his belt.
:shock:

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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby Mick F » 13 Nov 2009, 7:29am

Yes, and an emergency stop would be problematical!
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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby minkie » 13 Nov 2009, 8:59am

He's not going to lose it though

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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby braz » 13 Nov 2009, 4:37pm

Dear XAP - you only have to ask.................
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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby reohn2 » 13 Nov 2009, 4:55pm

braz wrote:Dear XAP - you only have to ask.................


Gordon Brown's mac isn't very aerodynamic :?
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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby braz » 13 Nov 2009, 5:10pm

............even with the rocket facing the other way Gordon Brown would not show any emotion.

Technologically and intellectually inert.

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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 13 Nov 2009, 5:31pm

braz wrote:Dear XAP - you only have to ask.................



I've seen various efforts on that line, hence the expectation. Jeremy Clarkson even tried one, although I have a recollection that it was rather inefficient in terms of motion, generated a *lot* of noise though


These guys are crazy though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxuUjlTzLy0

How to catch the ear of the octogenarian. Sound like a doodlebug of course ;)
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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 13 Nov 2009, 5:36pm

A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby Cunobelin » 13 Nov 2009, 6:33pm

thirdcrank wrote:
Mick F wrote:This gives me an idea for my trailer. ...


That trailer hitch looks dodgy to me - it's fastened to his belt.
:shock:



That is another device for dealing with close overtakes:

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Simply strike on window pull pin and drop into back seat.

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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby gilesjuk » 13 Nov 2009, 6:45pm

A few empty beer cans strapped to your pannier rack and a bit of wobbling would mean people giving you a wide berth (suggestion of drunkenness, I wouldn't condone drinking and cycling). But the old bill wouldn't be impressed.

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Re: Deter Tailgating Drivers With this Subtle Device...

Postby reohn2 » 13 Nov 2009, 8:43pm

braz wrote:............even with the rocket facing the other way Gordon Brown would not show any emotion.

Technologically and intellectually inert.

regards to all, Braz.


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