Hacks come in all styles. Some are so ingenious that they blend in and you might not notice them as hacks. Others are noticable but stylish. Others are just unsightly. Reader GeologyJoe spotted a hack that is practical, but not likely the best long term solution.
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This bike hack is true to form. It was a Saturday afternoon and I had taken my bike and trailer down into town to the grocery store to pick up some foodstuff and log a few miles. I live in central Maine so this actually becomes a fairly good ride. On my way out I noticed a couple of very average mountain bikes in the rack next to me. My guess is that the owners were inside picking up some butts and Allen's coffee brandy.
But anyway, as I was loading the trailer I looked back and the bikes and noticed that the seat clamp on one was replaced with a pair of full sized, made in the USA, vise-grips. I'd call it Yankee ingenuity, but this is just too much of a hack solution to garner that prestigious label.