Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. #1
    car dodger norskagent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    garner/raleigh nc
    Posts
    3,284
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    jethro tule review

    It's okay.
    I used it to remove/remount my front wheel, it takes a minute to fit onto the nut due to the angled wrench face. Once on, it wrenches fine but be sure the wrench is facing with the paddle side towards your palm, or you will get a nice spike in your palm. Now for the important bit, the beer opener. I would have prefered the pry spike to be at the inside part of the paddle, not the end. You have to pry using the opposite motion of most beer openers, pushing down instead of pulling up. It feels a bit awkward. Therefore, I'll probably only use that function in a pinch, which it was intended for anyway I guess.
    Overall, this object's unique shape and appearance fits in well with my eccentric lifestyle, despite its flaws.

  2. #2
    Honking drivers see you noriel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Houston, TX
    My Bikes
    Fuji Track, KHS Witch Doctor, Balance AL 750, Tank Mod Trials Bike
    Posts
    377
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have one, and while happy with it, I could have spent less with a 15mm stubby and a bottle opener.
    Noriel
    ----------------
    Geared-->SS-->Fixie.
    Somewhere between I got a dual slalom and mod trials bike.
    I think I'm through with derailleurs.
    I guess uni's are my next step.

  3. #3
    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    2006 Langster, which I actually like.
    Posts
    5,456
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I prefer my 15mm stubby from Sears. My beverage-access needs are sufficiently covered by my Tuggnut.

  4. #4
    leading zero
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Phoenix
    Posts
    251
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I can open bottles with my 15mm. Necessity is the mother...

  5. #5
    aka mattio queerpunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    5,421
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i can open bottles with my teeth.

    tracknuts, too.

    no tools for me.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

  6. #6
    Senior Member 1fluffhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    baltimore
    My Bikes
    Pake Track; Bianchi XL EV2 El Reparto Corse, Kona Jake the Snake
    Posts
    1,663
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lighters are the best bottle openers out there. One of the few life skills I learned in college that I actually still use.

  7. #7
    car dodger norskagent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    garner/raleigh nc
    Posts
    3,284
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yes also door latches, seatbelt latches, carabiners will all open beer bottles, but none have the odd appeal of the strange alien bling weighteness of the tule.

  8. #8
    \||||||/ ZachS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    pdx
    My Bikes
    highly modified specialized crossroads and GT hybrid (really a [formerly] 12-speed bmx cruiser, made before 'hybrid' took on its current meaning), as yet unmodified redline 925, couple of other projects
    Posts
    1,362
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead
    Lighters are the best bottle openers out there. One of the few life skills I learned in college that I actually still use.
    +100000

  9. #9
    while my car gently weeps kennethalan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Fort Worth-Dallas-Austin
    Posts
    946
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead
    Lighters are the best bottle openers out there. One of the few life skills I learned in college that I actually still use.
    HOW?

  10. #10
    Senior Member srcurran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    02134
    My Bikes
    khs flite 100, cannondale r800
    Posts
    357
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead
    Lighters are the best bottle openers out there. One of the few life skills I learned in college that I actually still use.
    +2
    flickr I hardly know'r

  11. #11
    leading zero
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Phoenix
    Posts
    251
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kennethalan
    HOW?
    Oh, you poor dear.

    Hold the bottle in your left hand high up on the neck. Your index finger actually ought to be so high as to be off the neck itself. Hold the lighter in your right fist with the bottom sticking out between your thumb and index finger. Wedge the bottom of the lighter underneath the bottle cap, pushing up on it with your left middle finger. Pry the ****er open using your left index finger to help lever the cap off.

    While learning how to do this, you will cut yourself on the bottlecap. Luckily, cold beer is a good pain killer, whether taken orally or in a topical application.

  12. #12
    while my car gently weeps kennethalan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Fort Worth-Dallas-Austin
    Posts
    946
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, that's sounds like a waste of time. I'll stick to using my teeth or someone's head.

  13. #13
    downtube shifter Jose R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    Custom DeanUSA El Diente CTI, Andante Track
    Posts
    561
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by anarchocyclist
    Hold the bottle in your left hand high up on the neck. Your index finger actually ought to be so high as to be off the neck itself. Hold the lighter in your right fist with the bottom sticking out between your thumb and index finger. Wedge the bottom of the lighter underneath the bottle cap, pushing up on it with your left middle finger. Pry the ****er open using your left index finger to help lever the cap off.

    While learning how to do this, you will cut yourself on the bottlecap. Luckily, cold beer is a good pain killer, whether taken orally or in a topical application.
    Wouldn't it just be easier to use a f*ckn' key. Not everyone smokes, but everyone carries a set of keys.

  14. #14
    while my car gently weeps kennethalan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Fort Worth-Dallas-Austin
    Posts
    946
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jose R
    Wouldn't it just be easier to use a f*ckn' key. Not everyone smokes, but everyone carries a set of keys.
    Put one of these on your key ring

  15. #15
    \||||||/ ZachS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    pdx
    My Bikes
    highly modified specialized crossroads and GT hybrid (really a [formerly] 12-speed bmx cruiser, made before 'hybrid' took on its current meaning), as yet unmodified redline 925, couple of other projects
    Posts
    1,362
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kennethalan
    Wow, that's sounds like a waste of time. I'll stick to using my teeth or someone's head.
    it's as fast as a bottle opener once you learn how to do it. bic lighters work best, but you can use anything long enough to act as a lever and thin enough to fit between your index finger and bottlecap - cell phones, any kind of cutlery, etc.

    someone in europe taught me how to do the teeth thing when i was drunk, but i've since forgotten how.


    and I think that's fine.

  16. #16
    Senior Member Terror_in_pink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    Custom Holland Ti road bike, Custom track bike I traded a painting for.
    Posts
    2,047
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i have one and i don't like it too much. It's too small for good leverage and the bottle opener part always hurts my hand.
    Ode to the after work nap ( ride your bike instead)

    Ode to the nap
    The evil, evil nap
    It lures
    you succumb
    But only with good intent
    Shortly I will rise
    But you do not.
    Do not succumb
    To the evil, evil nap

  17. #17
    ganbatte! sashae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    nyc
    My Bikes
    '06 Vanilla touring, '09 Vanilla cx, Zanconato cx, Moots Psychlo-X RSL prototype, Nagasawa track, Kalavinka track, Black Cat 29er, Cannondale Rize 2 26er, Serotta CRL Legend
    Posts
    1,648
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    $10 bucks at AutoZone. Handy lil bugger.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Boston, MA
    My Bikes
    trek 6700 mtb, raleigh rush hour
    Posts
    326
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ZachS

    someone in europe taught me how to do the teeth thing when i was drunk, but i've since forgotten how.

    there's also the forearm opening trick (jam your forearm down on top of the bottle and twist, only works for twist offs though) which i incidentally learned in europe.

  19. #19
    King Among Runaways hyperRevue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    MKE
    My Bikes
    2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
    Posts
    4,215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I got one at the Stupor Bowl (thank you super rookie).
    It is in my bag and I have never used it.
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

  20. #20
    Senior Member arcellus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    pdx
    Posts
    379
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kennethalan
    Put one of these on your key ring
    dat's dope.

  21. #21
    loves living in the city. Ira in Chi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    891
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    mine doesn't work that well for either purpose, but it was free so whatev

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •