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Old 10-31-19, 02:21 PM
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Opening a beer while riding.

Bad idea! Cyclist flies over handlebars when he tries to open a beer bottle against his bike's front wheel

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...kes-wheel.html
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Old 10-31-19, 02:25 PM
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Opening a glass beer bottle while cycling. What can go wrong?
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Old 10-31-19, 02:52 PM
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That's why I stick to cans.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
That's why I stick to cans.
LOL. Great idea.
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Old 10-31-19, 03:21 PM
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He obviously didn't see the movie "Breaking Away".
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Probably could have used one of these.
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Good test for determining when a person has had one too many beers?
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Old 10-31-19, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by CycleryNorth81 View Post
Bad idea! Cyclist flies over handlebars when he tries to open a beer bottle against his bike's front wheel

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...kes-wheel.html
Snapped the visor clean off that helmet. Wrong kind of fork for opening beer bottles, if you ask me.

Now this is my idea of a beer bike. Show me your cruiser.
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Old 10-31-19, 04:25 PM
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1. Get a front bag

2. Carry a church key (aka “bottle wrench”)in it

3. learn to ride a straight no-handed while you pop the cap.
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Originally Posted by CycleryNorth81 View Post
Opening a glass beer bottle while cycling. What can go wrong?
Perhaps he watched "Eddy Merckx. The Greatest Show on Earth (1975)".

Fast forward to 20:50 where you see the racers at a store then to the 21:00 minutes point where you see them with lots of bottles. For fun, watch the guy trying to open a bottle by using a recessed Allen bolt stem at 22:03 on.

For more fun check out the mechanic adjusting the rear derailleur at 32:35.


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Old 10-31-19, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
That's why I stick to cans.
Indeed. Built in opener, quieter, lighter, easier to store when empty (crush), won't break when they hit the ground, and more widely accepted for recycling.
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
Perhaps he watched "Eddy Merckx. The Greatest Show on Earth (1975)".

Fast forward to 20:50 where you see the racers at a store then to the 21:00 minutes point where you see them with lots of bottles. For fun, watch the guy trying to open a bottle by using a recessed Allen bolt stem at 22:03 on.

For more fun check out the mechanic adjusting the rear derailleur at 32:35.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqs__6rfk9c

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Gotta love the guy at 21:28 double fist drinking with no hands on the bars.
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Old 10-31-19, 06:33 PM
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I thought the follow car driver/passenger was supposed to open them and hand them to the rider. Maybe I'm wrong.
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He could have been trying to get a Darwin.
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Originally Posted by devianb View Post
Probably could have used one of these.
DAMN! that's a Westvleteren 12 that they're opening... hmmmmmmmmm
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I refuse to give the idiot a click on the video (the idiot is the guy in the video, not the OP).
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No-hands + twist-off caps FTW
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Originally Posted by CycleryNorth81 View Post
Opening a glass beer bottle while cycling. What can go wrong?
Reminds me of the joke:

I rode my bike to the liquor store to buy a bottle of whiskey. Now, looking at the glass bottle, I figured it could be dangerous if I wrecked the bike and the bottle broke, so I decided to drink the whiskey before I rode home. Good idea, too, because I fell over four times on the ride home.
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
No-hands + twist-off caps FTW
Better yet, replace the liner in your Camelbak with the bag from a box wine.
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It doesn't have to be hard to open a beer bottle while riding. Here's one of many practical solutions:
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Lauf thought of this exact situation.

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one of my crashes last fall/winter was cuz I was hand holding a cam when I hit a mud patch that stopped my front wheel. helmet cams rule
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
Perhaps he watched "Eddy Merckx. The Greatest Show on Earth (1975)".

Fast forward to 20:50 where you see the racers at a store then to the 21:00 minutes point where you see them with lots of bottles. For fun, watch the guy trying to open a bottle by using a recessed Allen bolt stem at 22:03 on.

For more fun check out the mechanic adjusting the rear derailleur at 32:35.

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Y'know, that clip came to mind when I posted, but I didn't get around to adding it before you did. Funny, this was the first time I noticed that the guy never succeeded in using the stem to open his bottle, and resorted to using his teeth(!)
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"A closer look at the cyclist using the front wheel to crack open the lid of the bottle which unsuccessfully causes it to jam."
On the contrary, he seemed successful.
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There was a video of a Grand Tour (I forget which video or Tour it was) that I saw a few years ago and in that video one of the riders opens a bottle by using his rear brake.

Ah I found that video!

Check out the guy at the 3:00 minutes point.


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Last edited by Miele Man; 11-01-19 at 01:59 PM. Reason: Found the video! added the video.
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