Every anarcho-punk’s favorite folk-punk band, This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb, is getting bike punks into trouble again. (actually, I don’t like TBIAPB very much, though they are fun live. I don’t actually like folk punk much, honestly.) Anyhow, lots of people affix their band stickers to their bikes, of course. This is good for a reaction. And on Monday, it shut down parts of the Memphis airport for awhile, cause someone left their bike locked outside. This certainly wasn’t the first time the stickers have caused a scare.
And I mean, I think the stickers are clever, but you can’t really get too upset when your bike gets cut apart or whatever. It’s just like walking up and sticking your hands in front of a cop and saying, “Not touching, can’t get mad! I’m not touching you! This isn’t assault!”
Although now that I think about it, that sounds fun too. You just can’t say you weren’t expecting a response.
My theory is that you can tell the bike isn’t a pipebomb cause it’s always some ridiculously light fixed-gear. Mountain bikes or those wonderful Dutch bikes, now those would make decent pipebombs.