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    is anyone else done with bottle openers built into things ?

    MTBR now shows a kickstarter for snek tire lever...that has

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    a bottle opener built in.

    like, they just invented some mtb doodad with a bottle opener...soooooo radical, brah


    so original....GAH

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    am I just an old fart grumpy basterd ? (yup), or is anyone else just simply tired of yet another geegaw for riding or bikes, with a bottle opener built in. we get it....you like brews and you like bikes. everyone knows how to open a friggin beer with all the other doodads that are also bottle openers..we don't need another one


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    Lifeboat tire lever....presta valve remover...and MORE. yeah, MORE = bottle opener wow how did I get so far in life without this ?

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    Ha, I picked up a koozie can cooler the other day at walley world that had a bottle opener built in the bottom of it. ( didn't know it at the time)
    Now I have one on my koozie, one built into each of my coolers, one on my key chain, at least 3 in my car ( somewhere), and about 80% of the time I use the edge of a table or a bic lighter to open my beer..lol.
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    It's lame AF. Everything with bottle openers. Tire levers, key chains, bike racks, even the tugnut on my Surly. Yet, at the trailhead at Demo a week ago, 5 of us swingin' dicks, post ride changing clothes, someone produces a bottle of PBR and there wasn't an opener to be found for a mile. Unless it's a Pliny, I don't drink beer so to me, it was n'ermind. I found the situation funny.

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    My grill has a bottle opener built into it, and it does not work. yes it will open a bottle, but there will be nothing left to drink. However I could use one built into my work computer. thats the only place I have yet to see one lol.
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    I recall on another site a while back they were reviewing some multi-tool, in the comments someone expressed surprise it didn't have a bottle opener.

    Best answer to that: "between your bike and all the crap already in your pack, if you can't get a bottle open, you're fired from mountain biking"

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    If you're crafty enough anything with a hard edge can be a bottle opener.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    However I could use one built into my work computer. thats the only place I have yet to see one lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    My grill has a bottle opener built into it, and it does not work. yes it will open a bottle, but there will be nothing left to drink. However I could use one built into my work computer. thats the only place I have yet to see one lol.

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    I officially believe there is nothing left to be invented.
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    My dog has bottle openers on all her collars/harnesses.

    I've been bitten several times while trying to open a beer while she's taking a dump.




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    Why do you need a bottle opener built into bike parts?

    Seems like an unnecessary add on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    It's lame AF. Everything with bottle openers. Tire levers, key chains, bike racks, even the tugnut on my Surly. Yet, at the trailhead at Demo a week ago, 5 of us swingin' dicks, post ride changing clothes, someone produces a bottle of PBR and there wasn't an opener to be found for a mile. Unless it's a Pliny, I don't drink beer so to me, it was n'ermind. I found the situation funny.
    Pick bike up, pedal so the rear tire is in the air, touch cap to tire. Or use the shimano clipless pedal. And bottles? 90% of what I buy is cans.

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    I can't believe anyone's complaining about too many bottle openers.

    Sheesh, c'mon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by finch platte View Post
    i can't believe anyone's complaining about too many bottle openers.

    Sheesh, c'mon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    If you're crafty enough anything with a hard edge can be a bottle opener.

    Yes, a rock is a bottle opener. There are rocks everywhere here so there's no need to carry one around.
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    I used to drink a lot, and carrying around bottle openers built into everything just made me feel like an alcoholic.

    Now I dont drink at all, and would still really prefer not to carry around a bottle opener like an alcoholic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeboh View Post
    Pick bike up, pedal so the rear tire is in the air, touch cap to tire. Or use the shimano clipless pedal. And bottles? 90% of what I buy is cans.
    I actually suggested to spin the wheel and stick it in the spokes. There were no takers. Pussies...all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    I actually suggested to spin the wheel and stick it in the spokes. There were no takers. Pussies...all of them.
    I think a fast moving rotor will take the bottle top right off, along with a finger or two. Now you have earned your beer and can drink it on the way to the ER.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    ...so there's no need to carry one around.
    Carry what around- a rock or a bottle opener?
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    REEB, boutique bike outfit out of Longmont Co. is BEER spelled backwards. Why? Because Oskar Blues Brewery is the companies bread and butter. I give them a pass at a bottle opener built into their frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    I used to drink a lot, and carrying around bottle openers built into everything just made me feel like an alcoholic.

    Now I dont drink at all, and would still really prefer not to carry around a bottle opener like an alcoholic.
    I used to drink a lot, I still do, but I used to, too.
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    Seems unnecessary to me. Especially since I'm drinking canned Melvin 2X4 DIPA these days and can't easily recycle glass, here.
    Besides, although I can actually drink from a bottle without breaking it, I seem to be an aberration in that regard.

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    [QUOTE=Finch Platte;13693196]My dog has bottle openers on all her collars/harnesses.

    I've been bitten several times while trying to open a beer while she's taking a dump.

    [QUOTE]

    Slow learner I guess? You make the dog carry your beer, and opener, and the worst, bothering it during private time? Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    REEB, boutique bike outfit out of Longmont Co. is BEER spelled backwards. Why? Because Oskar Blues Brewery is the companies bread and butter. I give them a pass at a bottle opener built into their frames.
    Dirtjunkie spelled sideways is 'I tried Junk'

    hey who are we to Judge the Judge ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    It's lame AF. Everything with bottle openers. Tire levers, key chains, bike racks, even the tugnut on my Surly. Yet, at the trailhead at Demo a week ago, 5 of us swingin' dicks, post ride changing clothes, someone produces a bottle of PBR and there wasn't an opener to be found for a mile. Unless it's a Pliny, I don't drink beer so to me, it was n'ermind. I found the situation funny.
    Even funnier that you guys were looking for an opener for a twist-off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    Dirtjunkie spelled sideways is 'I tried Junk'

    hey who are we to Judge the Judge ?
    I heard hes not a real judge but just plays one on this show.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I gave up on the bottle opener built into my Yakima hitch mount rack the first time I tried using it because the "notch" is too narrow to fit a bottle cap. That was about 7 years ago. After my second MTB ride of this year, my wife and I were chilling out at the trailhead when a guy who was parked next to me asked if the opener worked. Me: "nope", him: "mine either".

    If you're going to build an opener into something at least make it operable.

    As an alcoholic stoner, I've probably opened more bottles using a lighter than anything else.

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    If you borrow someones lighter, and theres nicks on the side, and black shit on the bottom... they're probably down to party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    If you borrow someones lighter, and theres nicks on the side, and black shit on the bottom... they're probably down to party.
    LOL! I'm familiar with those type of lighters, a buddy of mine has one.
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    I like the rock bottle opener idea, I think it will sell. I'm launching my new "green" cutting board idea. They're just recycled paper bags but work great. You can actually hold them down with your new rock bottle opener.
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    I was at a Caltrans open house to discuss bike lanes about 10 years ago. You could get all this cool swag including a Caltrans orange "slow down for the cone zone" bottle opener. I asked the Caltrans staff if it was meant to be ironic (kinda like how right by my house there is a USFS facility named Donner Camp Picnic Area) and the guy said for me to get my mind out of the gutter-you can use it for sodas. OK

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    Funny stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    .ffuts ynnuF
    Woah.

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    Pedals open bottles.


    Done.
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    Bottle openers dont open bottles, people do.
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    My favorite beverage opener!

    ...wait for it...

    is anyone else done with bottle openers built into things ?-drinking_can_ring-pull_tab.jpg


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    You'll put your eye out with that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    LOL! I'm familiar with those type of lighters, a buddy of mine has one.
    I have a number myself.
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    [QUOTE=leeboh;13693579][QUOTE=Finch Platte;13693196]My dog has bottle openers on all her collars/harnesses.

    I've been bitten several times while trying to open a beer while she's taking a dump.


    Slow learner I guess? You make the dog carry your beer, and opener, and the worst, bothering it during private time? Yikes.
    What he doesn't know is that after she finishes her dump, she's sure to roll in it with special focus on her harness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    You'll put your eye out with that thing.
    I know, I have done that 3 times now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Todd- View Post
    I use my Titanium wedding band... is always at the ready!
    my friend does that. He is so fast at it it looks like the bottle was already open. like its not even out of the ice chest and its open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHB View Post
    My favorite beverage opener!

    ...wait for it...

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    Exactly. I think all these companies that are incorporating bottle openers into their stuff are completely overlooking the fact that bottles are the worst thing to drink out of post ride. I rarely even drink bottled beer at home anymore. The bottles are a pain in the ass to recycle, and they take up more real estate in the fridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedSteven View Post
    Exactly. I think all these companies that are incorporating bottle openers into their stuff are completely overlooking the fact that bottles are the worst thing to drink out of post ride. I rarely even drink bottled beer at home anymore. The bottles are a pain in the ass to recycle, and they take up more real estate in the fridge.
    I haven't had a good belgian/trappist/abbey from a can. It is not horrible to drink those out of a bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    I haven't had a good belgian/trappist/abbey from a can. It is not horrible to drink those out of a bottle.
    Yea, bottles are typical of most high abv beers. I rarely drink that stuff post ride anyways though... I also never drink them from the bottle, they have to be in a proper glass. I have had people tell me I am weird, but when I drink anything directly from the bottle I always get a metallic taste from the cap, which ruins the beer for me. If it comes from a bottle, it HAS to go in a glass.

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    I do like my grill spatula's built-in bottle opener. It's a must.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedSteven View Post
    Yea, bottles are typical of most high abv beers. I rarely drink that stuff post ride anyways though... I also never drink them from the bottle, they have to be in a proper glass. I have had people tell me I am weird, but when I drink anything directly from the bottle I always get a metallic taste from the cap, which ruins the beer for me. If it comes from a bottle, it HAS to go in a glass.

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    I use my wedding ring. It's the only practical use I've found for it.

    ...although I did break my gold band three times. Now I have tungston. My wife figured that she was never going to break me of the habit, so she got me a ring I can't break. No gimmicky opener for me.
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    It can, and apparently has gotten worse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedSteven View Post
    Yea, bottles are typical of most high abv beers. I rarely drink that stuff post ride anyways though... I also never drink them from the bottle, they have to be in a proper glass. I have had people tell me I am weird, but when I drink anything directly from the bottle I always get a metallic taste from the cap, which ruins the beer for me. If it comes from a bottle, it HAS to go in a glass.
    Most any good beer is better poured properly into an appropriate glass. The Belgians have turned this into an art form.
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    I've used an SPD pedal as a bottle opener. It's pretty perfect for opening bottles actually.
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    I always try to grab cans for bringing in the cooler or in the lake just because it's easier and lighter not worrying bout glass. Beisdes my cooler which has a beautifully functioning opener in it, so satisfying to use, I've always used a rock to open a bottle when I'm outside camping or whatever find sharp edge of rock, hold bottle with right hand, set bottom edge of cap on said sharp edge of rock hit bottle on the cap hard with palm close to wrist pops right off. Now ya know haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    I do like my grill spatula's built-in bottle opener. It's a must.
    That's a great one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 410sprint View Post
    It can, and apparently has gotten worse...

    Beer Tooth Implant
    Not no, but fukc no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
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    When I was a carpenter, one of the first things I was taught as an apprentice was how to open a bottle of beer with a hammer.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Juss sayin

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
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    Why are people complaining about more things to open up beers? This makes zero sense.

    I respect Reef's attempt to build an opener into flip flops but do you really want to crack open a beer with the bottom of something that has walked around on pissy floors?
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    That's got to be a little awkward, wedging a bottle in there. Not that I'm complaining...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tealy View Post
    Why are people complaining about more things to open up beers? This makes zero sense.

    I respect Reef's attempt to build an opener into flip flops but do you really want to crack open a beer with the bottom of something that has walked around on pissy floors?
    Thats the first thing youve said that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Thats the first thing youve said that makes sense.
    bwahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    That's got to be a little awkward, wedging a bottle in there. Not that I'm complaining...
    yeh it's 37.4% off perfect

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    Drinking beer out of a can is like eating tin foil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    Drinking beer out of a can is like eating tin foil.
    No. It's not.
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    what I'm tired of are crappy bottle openers. I also agree that the reef sandals with the opener on the bottom are nasty. Been aware of those for years. can't believe they still offer that gimmick. I just vomited a little bit inside my mouth for agreeing with tealy.

    Most of the crappy ones I have were given away as schwag, but the point is that they suck for actually opening bottles. Some of them are worse at it than using a rock or a pedal.

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    My Yeti knock off Walmart cooler has a bottle opener built in that works brilliantly. I typically don't drink trailside though, I save that for the A/C cooled house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    Even funnier that you guys were looking for an opener for a twist-off.
    Excellent point! Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    My Yeti knock off Walmart cooler has a bottle opener built in that works brilliantly. I typically don't drink trailside though, I save that for the A/C cooled house.
    You gotta link to that cooler? No way am I paying Yeti's prices.
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    Is anyone else done with bottle openers on Swiss Army knives and Leathermen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    You gotta link to that cooler? No way am I paying Yeti's prices.
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Tra...oler/753203288

    Its out of stock on the website, and if I remember correctly they were on clearance in the store. You might still be able to find one though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    You gotta link to that cooler? No way am I paying Yeti's prices.
    These are basically knock off Yeti's

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076HCDDRN...a-384629139784
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    These are basically knock off Yeti's

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076HCDDRN...a-384629139784
    Wow how much are Yetis? $250=used gravel bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Wow how much are Yetis? $250=used gravel bike

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    Quite a bit more. If you're a fisherman or live in a cabin they'll pay for themselves pretty quick. Heck if you buy 8 average coolers over the course of your lifetime a high end cooler is still a smart buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
    I've used an SPD pedal as a bottle opener. It's pretty perfect for opening bottles actually.
    I'm pretty sure that I don't want my SPDs to touch anything that I'm going to drink out of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    Drinking beer out of a can is like eating tin foil.
    Cans are much easier to haul in your pack though.

    All you guys who wait until you get back to the TH are a bunch of lightweights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Quite a bit more. If you're a fisherman or live in a cabin they'll pay for themselves pretty quick. Heck if you buy 8 average coolers over the course of your lifetime a high end cooler is still a smart buy.
    I guess that makes sense. Kind of like a solid rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Quite a bit more. If you're a fisherman or live in a cabin they'll pay for themselves pretty quick. Heck if you buy 8 average coolers over the course of your lifetime a high end cooler is still a smart buy.
    Theres only one real issue with Yeti coolers. They get stolen out of your campsite or truck. You have to buy a high end lock to lock up your high end cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Theres only one real issue with Yeti coolers. They get stolen out of your campsite or truck. You have to buy a high end lock to lock up your high end cooler.
    Sad but true. My buddies that own them are always paranoid about leaving them unattended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
    Is anyone else done with bottle openers on Swiss Army knives and Leathermen?
    I got the Swiss Army knife with the rock blade and I just use that one to open the bottles.

    Hey, look, the Leatherman guy just died. https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/obit...9cb6fb68e.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Tra...oler/753203288

    Its out of stock on the website, and if I remember correctly they were on clearance in the store. You might still be able to find one though.


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    Thank you for the link.

    I used to work maintenance for a mobile home park, and people would throw out the Styrofoam coolers their steaks came in. The sides on these things are like 2 inches thick. I'll just keep using these until I can steal a Yeti cooler (see DJ's post).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Wow how much are Yetis? $250=used gravel bike

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    The prices they ask are insane. They want like $30 for a plastic fake ice thingy.

    Fukc that! https://www.yeti.com/accessories/yet...sories#start=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    The prices they ask are insane. They want like $30 for a plastic fake ice thingy.

    Fukc that! https://www.yeti.com/accessories/yet...sories#start=1
    Cough, cough! $499! for the cooler! Like you, I will stick with Styrofoam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Theres only one real issue with Yeti coolers. They get stolen out of your campsite or truck. You have to buy a high end lock to lock up your high end cooler.
    That is why you buy the "other brand" rotomolded coolers. I bought a Siberian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-T View Post
    I gave up on the bottle opener built into my Yakima hitch mount rack the first time I tried using it because the "notch" is too narrow to fit a bottle cap. That was about 7 years ago. After my second MTB ride of this year, my wife and I were chilling out at the trailhead when a guy who was parked next to me asked if the opener worked. Me: "nope", him: "mine either".

    If you're going to build an opener into something at least make it operable.

    As an alcoholic stoner, I've probably opened more bottles using a lighter than anything else.
    Never tried mine.
    A friend had the 2 place rack and showed me the clever opener (his works) and I thought it a cool idea. A few months later I decided to to get the 4-timer although only using it for two bikes presently.

    When not using the other 2 bike pod, you won't have that end piece/opener with you. It could probably have a sleeve or adapter piece to make it work on both sections but I never sent a suggestion or looked for a solution. Too many ways to open an bottle besides a $400 bike rack and I ain't been left thirsty yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    Cans are much easier to haul in your pack though.

    All you guys who wait until you get back to the TH are a bunch of lightweights.
    Ha ha, I recently discovered the joy of having a cold beer at the turnaround point of the trail. Its the best. Even better than the post-ride shower beer.

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    This thread is making me thirsty, and it's not even 9 a.m.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Ha ha, I recently discovered the joy of having a cold beer at the turnaround point of the trail. Its the best. Even better than the post-ride shower beer.
    Couple years ago, the wife and I each put a can of beer into our packs to enjoy at the top of the mtn. We picked lower ABV selections from Oskar Blues (riding in Brevard, NC, so an appropriate selection). I liked the punch of calories from the beer after a couple hours of climbing. Alcohol wasn't so much for me to affect riding. Was a different story for my wife. Though she enjoyed the beer at the top, it DID affect her ability to ride the chundery downhill afterward, and she got pissed at me for choosing that trail for the downhill. She is definitely not one for the mid-ride beer, and prefers them post-ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Sad but true. My buddies that own them are always paranoid about leaving them unattended.
    They always have them all locked with a long cable through the handles at the hardware stores.

    That'll probably be a headline soon: "Thieves break in to hardware store, bypass safe, steal Yeti gear."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    They always have them all locked with a long cable through the handles at the hardware stores.

    That'll probably be a headline soon: "Thieves break in to hardware store, bypass safe, steal Yeti gear."
    I've heard that one already.

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    I think Mavic had the right idea.

    is anyone else done with bottle openers built into things ?-20180609_175106-800x600.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    This thread is making me thirsty, and it's not even 9 a.m.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I think Mavic had the right idea.

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    Sooooo many things wrong with that picture:

    1 Beer label facing the wrong way

    2 No seat in the wicker chair

    3 Nails untrimmed

    4 Deck not treated

    5 Trip to fridge to get beer not Strava'd

    6 Kids playing lawn darts

    7 Matches not Strike On Box

    8 Ticks in foliage

    9 Toaster oven on

    10 Car in garage still running

    11 Dirt Rag subscription unrenewed

    12 Both wife and postman missing.

    What else??? Dayammm.
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    ^ Ummm. . and the most obvious, bush not trimmed. Always trim your bush before a photo shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    ^ Ummm. . and the most obvious, bush not trimmed. Always trim your bush before a photo shoot.
    And nails used to put the railing together? What is this, 1887???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Ha ha, I recently discovered the joy of having a cold beer at the turnaround point of the trail. Its the best. Even better than the post-ride shower beer.
    Been doing that for a while now but the last few rides were especially noteworthy of that. Maybe due to the heat, me getting older or we've been pushing a bit farther and harder.

    I did learn that an 8% abv is too much for me mid ride though. I'm a bit of lightweight anyways having one a day mostly and sometimes two in the hot summer but not slugging them down. That ride about 6 weeks ago with a Scottish ale had me feeling a bit delayed after the mid point brew. I ended up scabbing my knee quite impressively and won't be so sloppy in the future.
    It's healed up nice and looks pretty now though.
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