Tuesday, September 23, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on Bulletproof armor plating for a bicycle.

GhostRider has left a new comment on your post "Bulletproof armor plating for a bicycle":

"And it's not as if even police cars are bullet proof either."

That's why in TV shows, the cop hides behind the door of the car, but in real life they're better off behind the engine block.

Bullet-resistant (because few things are truly "bulletproof") materials can be incredibly lightweight (like Dyneema, in particular), but a bike fitted with bullet-resistant armor would be highly susceptible to crosswinds. I think the best thing a cop could do would be ditch the bike and get behind some real cover in case of gunfire.

Posted by GhostRider to Cyclelicious at 9/23/2008 04:53:00 PM