gyre wrote:Attack cat in a spring loaded basket.
That would be called a Cat-A-What?
The main problem remaining will be cleaning the seat after the perp shits himself.Oldguy wrote:Drill and thread a hole in the downtube under the seat to recieve a percussion cap nipple, rig a trigger under the seat to release a hammer to hit the cap igniting a blackpowder charge in the tube. You could plug the down tube below the nipple hole and vent the tube under the seat.
When he sits down the hammer is released, and you blow smoke through his ass.
well, not really......primers, rimfire or centerfire, are made to detonate on impact.....I suppose, a random rimfire could go off by deforming, but, not likely.Elliot wrote:
I keep thinking empty rimfire shells. Will it go off if the rim is simply deformed, or does it have to be with a wallopp? I'm trying to keep the spring, sear and hammer out of the design. In other words, can a .22 primer be set off by just squeezing it with a pair of pliers? If so, then the necessary fabrication can be minimal.
PS: For heavens sake, don't any of you try this with a live shell!
More thinking... Might be safer to start with spent center fire casings, and just have a reloader put new primers in them. A .38 primer shoots about a two inch flame for a tiny fraction of a second.
Or is it possible to buy new empty rimfire casings -- that is, with primer only?
Time for some shuteye. More fun brainstorms tomorrow. But I want drawings!
i still like the flash powder ideaElliot wrote:
Yesterday, I asked my brother, a long time target shooter, about igniting a fuse with a gun primer, and he said "just look at some anarchist web sites and you'll find all you need."!
Silly me, we could just ask Ted The Unabomber!
But my brother felt that the center punch on a .38 primer would get the job done, and I feel I can fit those parts into a seat post.
This bike is now scheduled for a test ride on New Years Eve.
Firecrackers -- New Years Eve.... Nobody will even notice!
I tell folks the trick is to make your bike look less appealing to a bike thief than some other poor sucker's bike. Simple immobilization usually works (the belief is that unless you have a $2000 bike, most thefts are "heat of the moment", where someone without a bike - possibly under some influence or another - is sick of walking and sees an unsecured bike, only to snatch it, ride some distance, then abandon it). On-the-other-hand, organized bike thieves probably do exist on some scale (with knowledge of value and a means of transporting the stuff off-playa). Given time and opportunity, those bikes are probably never safe (even if you are on them - aka "the psycho-clown" incident of a few years back).prophetkaur wrote:...making them immobile?