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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    Tool review: Park BO-1 Bottle Opener :D

    Well, it's a bit off-topic to anything except it's made by a bike tool company...however through much trials, tribulations, and beverages I bring you this review.

    The tool: Park BO-1 Bottle Opener

    What's it do: ...please read the above before I hurt you

    Appearance: very large, and stately. This tool is massive...think 8" craftsman adjustable wrench massive. It's a stainless steel body with the trademark Park Blue vinyl. Also seems to fit in with park's quality reputation.

    Performance: superb. I have opened bottles with extreme ease with this tool...but it works by bending hte cap at the center...no more bottle cap radio knobs for you!

    Value: well....$10 for a bottle opener is a bit steep, but hey it's a park tool!

    Overall: the ultimate tool for opening the ultimate beverage

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    Well, ok. Does it open wine? Do you have a picture of it?

    Koffee

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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    Sorry I lack a digital camera.

    Nope, it's mostly a soda/beer opener. If tehy had a corkscrew I'd get one of those too jsut to finish off the set.

    I did find an "action shot" of it on parktool's website, it does a decent job at showing off how large this thing is. http://www.parktool.com/tools/BO_1BIG.shtml

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    Ok. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Overall: the ultimate tool for opening the ultimate beverage
    I prefer the paragon machine works bottle wrench. It's titanium, it's light, it's also a 15mm box!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    I prefer the paragon machine works bottle wrench. It's titanium, it's light, it's also a 15mm box!

    Nice!
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    Oh come on, it needs to be an attachment for your bike stand, then it would rock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by koffee brown
    Well, ok. Does it open wine? Do you have a picture of it?

    Koffee
    Mr. google has a picture:


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    I guess pedros with thier yellow rubber dip is one of park's rivals.


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    This is a cool one too: Bottle opener made of recycled bike chain and ring

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    Please post a review of the Park Pizza Cutter and the Park Toilet Paper Holder ASAP
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    I prefer the paragon machine works bottle wrench. It's titanium, it's light, it's also a 15mm box!

    I like that one. It's cool that I could also use it as a wrench. I need something like that for my brother and sister-in-law's wheels wen they get a flat.

    Koffee

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    Just build a new frame using these.

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    Nah. I like these better. Retro-cool because they're made from chromed, out-of-production Campy/Columbus drop-outs, and engraved with "Richard Sachs". Much more portable too! $22./each. http://www.richardsachs.com/rsachstoys.html

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    Trust me, once I find a suitable mount place in my bathroom the TP holder will be on my list. For now thiugh I gotta keep in mind two things

    a) I can already use the current "low-profile" holder as an armrest

    b) This is an apartment, so cutting a recess into the side of the sink cabinet so the cabinet doesn't suffer damage from people smacking into the holder constantly is pretty much a no-go.

    I might just mount it further back, or just wall mount it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycliste
    This is a cool one too: Bottle opener made of recycled bike chain and ring
    Where do you find this one? My buddy's got one, inherited from an old roomie who abandoned it, and I've always liked it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by koffee brown
    Well, ok. Does it open wine? Do you have a picture of it?

    Koffee
    for wine, you need this:


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    I'd prefer a classic T-handle screw myself, something like this guy http://www.corkscrew-mart.com/monascor.html

    I like my tools simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wurm
    Nah. I like these better. Retro-cool because they're made from chromed, out-of-production Campy/Columbus drop-outs, and engraved with "Richard Sachs". Much more portable too! $22./each. http://www.richardsachs.com/rsachstoys.html
    That.. owns.

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    Twist tops work for me. The $10 saved will pay for a case of Bud.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    I'd prefer a classic T-handle screw myself, something like this guy http://www.corkscrew-mart.com/monascor.html

    I like my tools simple
    well, yeah. i use a Screwpull table model, my parents and riding buddy use Rabbits.

    but the big Campagnolo opener is just too cool...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber
    Twist tops work for me. The $10 saved will pay for a case of Bud.
    That's what everybody else does...but it's not the idea here.

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    Just use the bike itself...

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