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    Beer koozies for my bottlecage

    I am trying to find a beer koozy that will make a beer in a glass bottle fit securely in my bottle cage, I'm surprised, I would have thought mountain bikers would have created them years ago. is there such a product or am I gonna have to get a patent?

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    Beer on a bike is one bad thing to do but a glass bottle is even worse.
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    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    Beer on a bike is one bad thing to do but a glass bottle is even worse.
    +1
    Remember it's mind over matter
    if you don't mind it doesn't matter


    Ride more and drive less.

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    Stainless growler in your pannier ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    Beer on a bike is one bad thing to do but a glass bottle is even worse.
    What he said +bazillion

    As for the comment about MTB'rs - In my day after our races we did imbibe, AFTER the riding was done....
    car very lite dude
    back on 2 wheels - future Big Dummy pilot!!

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    Yes - this. Did try to carry a couple beers on the ol' mtb once. I can't remember how we secured them in the bottle cages but I think it probably had something to do with rags to take up the space so they didn't rattle. The thing is, they got so shaken up by the ride that they foamed out to nothing as I seem to recall. Carrying beer on a mountain bike is just a dumb idea. If you don't mind waiting a few hours to drink it, fine, but you'd be better off carrying it in a padded rack trunk or other type of bag.
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    Backpack is the only way to go for carbonated beverages on a bike. Once open, you have to one hand it until the can is empty. Any bracket/ holder is going to shake the beer out of the can.

    Less is more:

    http://21st-amendment.com/beer/hop-crisis

    Although your track stands at the red light are going to get a little shaky after the first one.

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    You should not drink and bike. However, there are ways to keep the liquid from exiting a can when you are riding. I recently made myself a can holder out of a 15 oz. tin can and one of those Bontrager handlebar cage mount clamps. Then I attached one of these onto my drink can:

    http://www.amazon.com/Snap-Capp-Re-closable-Assorted-Colors/dp/B002L16F78


    Didn't spill a drop.

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    I think there's a reason most "beer" bikes are fat tire cruisers for transporting a 6pack+ back from the store to where you're going to drink.
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    Different but oh so dumb!
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    If you must, then do it right.
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    If you must, then do it right.
    There is one of those circling around Milwaukee. It's kind of like visiting a zoo, but it's free and you don't have to go anywhere. And instead of animals, you see drunk people. Quite entertaining.

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    my old music festival bike is a 5-now-7 speed fat tire cruiser, and for the longest time it had a bottle holder on the handlebars, standard wire frame water bottle holder.. stretch it just a bit, and put a sierra nevada style bottle in a conventional foam beer koozie, and it fit in said holder just fine. riding smoothly and easily over the mile from our festival campsite to the stage area, the beer would be fine.


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    Topeak has a number of adjustable bottle cages. I use the Modula Cage II. I haven't tried a beer bottle, but I have a stainless steel water bottle that has a smaller diameter than the rest of my bottles. Rather than adjust the bottle cage every time I change bottles, I just have a thin beer can coozie that I slide over the bottom. Keeps it from rattling. That same coozie also seems to fit on a beer bottle, so that might work as well.

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    just get a porteur rack and carry the entire case

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    If you must, then do it right.
    There are a few of these cruising around in Lower Downtown Denver (also called LoDo) on the weekends. The last time I was
    down there the Beer Bike was stopped in the middle of the street because the drunken mutants on board started a fight with
    some bystanders, spilled into the street, and 5-0 had their hands full restoring order.

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    Tall boy cans (16 oz.) fit fine in a normal bottle cage. I know that limits your beer selection.

    I have a rear rack and strap an Army messenger bag onto it. That fits a six pack and a bag of groceries fine.
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    My touring rig I made the stem to take a waterbottle cage on the front,
    set up with 1.5" of spacers i did a non QR handle bar bag ..
    inside the bag was 1 bottle cage.. I offset it to one side of the bag..

    It seemed to work OK

    at the end of the day, picked up a 'Heine' or 2 at one of the NL petrol stations.

    [ practical reality,. that 6 pack thing puts too much faith in the cardboard carrier's handle]
    Last edited by fietsbob; 01-11-13 at 03:23 PM.

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    I frequently ride with cans or bottles in one of my cages. It's not always beer- sometimes juice or yerba mate on the way home from grocery shopping- but I have transported many different beers using a cheap aluminum Planet Bike bottle cage. Costs around $5 at REI or Jenson and you can just bend it to fit whatever sized bottle or can and then back again. No coozy needed, though I have been gentle when fitting 16oz cans. It will get shaken, but not explosively so.

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    what about an aluminum can with a screw on top? i used those when i would ride my 4 wheeler. like others have said, the bumps would shake the crap out of the beer and ruin the taste.

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    What is with all this nonsense about not having a beer when you ride? As long as you remain sober what is the big deal. I will frequently stop and relax at a pub and enjoy a pint and often a bite to eat before continuing on my way. Just as I wouldn't drive drunk neither would I cycle drunk, but a beer here and there should be fine for just about any rider.

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    My LBS has some really cool stuff from Walnut Studiolo, for the "bicycle/beer connoisseur"
    I really dig the can holder!

    http://www.joe-bike.com/accessories/...e-in-portland/

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    Did get some bottle cozies as swag , distributor promos, donated to the local Tavern's Super bowl raffle..
    Of Note: there are bottle shaped cans, now.. too..

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