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Does this happen anywhere else?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by jonnysnorocket, 8 Mar 2018.

  1. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    We used to find a few blanks on the local MOD exercise areas.
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  2. oldwheels

    oldwheels Über Member

    Two bolts and one nut with some match heads between. Tighten carefully and then throw at some hard surface like a wall or floor. Nice bang. When we were told to stand up and empty our pockets I had taken the precaution of hiding mine under the edge of the desk before this order was given. This “ second sight “ has served me well over the intervening 70 years.
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  3. BoldonLad

    BoldonLad Senior Member

    South Tyneside
    I remember that too! How did we survive?

    Did you do the putting 6" nails on the railway line, wait for a train to pass and flatten them, then use them as "spear" tips?
  4. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Used to put coins on the railway lines, and throw eggs at the locos.
  5. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

    South Derbyshire
    So much nobbery so little time.
  6. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

    Richmond ,Surrey
    we had a favourite pastime also , there was a Dentist at the end of the street , we used to climb over the wall into the back yard and retrieve the half used syringes , numb bums were very common amongst our gang ,
  7. Zanelad

    Zanelad Senior Member

    I recall putting bangers ( the firework ones, not suasages) up the handlebars of our bikes and blowing the grips off. Or wedging them between the spokes and riding around waiting for them to go off .
  8. EasyPeez

    EasyPeez Über Member

    Who are you on about?