Utility Cycling - Underseat bottle opener?
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09-13-08, 07:33 AM
The ultimate in utility, the Swobo "Otis" has a bottle opener under the seat.
I believe this to be the coolest thing I've ever seen and wondered if anyone knows if something like this is available without buying an entire bike.
Thanks in advance
09-13-08, 02:18 PM
Im pretty sure you can just buy the saddle its self, but there "ACCESSORIES" page is not working right now.
Get a regular flat metal bottle opener and a strong magnet, and clamp it under there yourself. ;)
a couple of friends and I bought the Swobo Folsum's and they had this seat on there. Every bottle we tried to open, broke! It is a really good idea, but if you have 5 different people try to open bottles, and all 5 break them, that's not a good rate. You are much better off getting one of these:
http://www.ahrensbicycles.com/Bottle-Opener.htm A buddy and I got the stem ones and they work pretty well.
09-14-08, 10:27 AM
Cost 15 cents for plastic bottle opener, quick release and a ziptie. Has the advantage of being portable and useful for lifting pop tops without breaking finger nails; the versatile quick release can hold keys, ID tags etc. Far more practical and cheaper but admittedly nowhere near as ZootSuit Hip as the Swobo Brand bottle opener mounting.
09-15-08, 10:35 AM
I emailed the company and they said they are out of saddles and it may be a while before they get more in. This coupled with the testimony that it isn't much of an opener have led me to believe that I should look elsewhere for a new saddle for my bike.
You are much better off getting one of these:
I have tried really hard to be a good boy this year. If I made the 'nice' list please have your elves make me a stem spacer beer opener similar to the one in the link above.
09-15-08, 02:57 PM
Doesn't this just mean you need to get new tools to build your own...say a metal lathe and small cnc mill
Squirtdad (bad influence)
09-20-08, 10:18 AM
I made myself one...
$3.50 for a cheap-o bottle opener, some longer bolts for the seat post clamp, and a couple washers/lock nuts.
It cranks the awesome knob all the way to 11.
Just don't let me run over someone's discarded bottle cap.
Here you go:
A bit pricey (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/GI302M02-Jenson+Usa+Wisecracker+Bottle+Opener.aspx), IMHO.
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