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Old 05-05-06, 01:03 PM   #1
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Bottle opener head badge

Afternoon, all!

Sometime ago, I saw a photo of a bike with an unusual, but very cool head badge. It was a handy-dandy bottle opener, made to fit the bike exactly. It was NOT a run-'o-the mill bottle opener that was welded, bent, hammered, drilled, etc to fit.

Anyone know where to pick one up, if they exist at all?

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Old 05-05-06, 01:04 PM   #2
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was it this? http://www.coastouttabrooklyn.com/bottle.html
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Old 05-05-06, 01:24 PM   #3
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http://www.staff-bmx.com/store/stems/fbm-btlnek_n.html
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Other than looks and extra weight what's the point?
My SPD's are perfect for opening beer bottles.

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Old 05-05-06, 02:30 PM   #5
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i open 1 bottle with another. The problem is to open the last one.
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Went to wally world the other night to get a cheapo wallet. They had a velcro wallet with a bottle opener that snaps to the outside.

Anyways I second the SPDs.
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Hmm, wonder if eggbeaters'd work..
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what happened to just using a lighter? ...or better
yet, just break off the neck against your top tube.
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Coolness!

Thanks for the pictures and links! I can't find the original picture for the life of me, but I got some cool ideas. This little addition is purely for cool points, btw. Also, I find the spd cleat idea intriguing, I'll have to try it out!

Thanks again!

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you guys don't just put the lip of the cap on something flat and solidly anchored (window sil, door jam, anything) and smack down on the cap with the heel of one hand while holding the bottle with the other?
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Semi-horizontal dropouts (like on most conversions) and trackends can do the trick too, assuming the axle isn't right to the end. My personal favorite is a sturdy ring (on your finger, not the bike), but it has to be a tough material.
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Semi-horizontal dropouts (like on most conversions) and trackends can do the trick too, assuming the axle isn't right to the end. My personal favorite is a sturdy ring (on your finger, not the bike), but it has to be a tough material.
that's what my engineering pinkie ring is for.
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that's what my engineering pinkie ring is for.
what's it made out of? I'd like to see a pic.
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you guys don't just put the lip of the cap on something flat and solidly anchored (window sil, door jam, anything) and smack down on the cap with the heel of one hand while holding the bottle with the other?
You're a lot less likely to break stuff if you press down on the cap and use the bottle as a lever. Me, i just use my teeth.
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what's it made out of? I'd like to see a pic.
stainless steel



(not my finger)
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what's it made out of? I'd like to see a pic.
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I got a jethro tool.
Have never used it.
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stainless steel

(not my finger)
Not that bridge that fell down and all the engineer vowed that they would never let that happen again and made rings to this day from...

Yeah, probably not, but I like the story. Makes me want to be an engineer.
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Not that bridge that fell down and all the engineer vowed that they would never let that happen again and made rings to this day from...

Yeah, probably not, but I like the story. Makes me want to be an engineer.
yup, that's the story
apparently they ran out of bridge....
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a cone wrench is my personal favorite. a few months ago i built my friend bike with bottle opener rear track ends and they have come in handy a few times too.
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you guys don't just put the lip of the cap on something flat and solidly anchored (window sil, door jam, anything) and smack down on the cap with the heel of one hand while holding the bottle with the other?
I did that one night and it worked pretty well until the 6th or 7th beer and my coordination began to fail. I was opening one in this manner and the top of the bottle ripped clean off and there was foam and lost beer everywhere.

Lesson: Don't be silly and waste beer.
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ive been told that David Wilson Industries (DWI) of seattle has a bottle opener headbadge on his customs.

I looked on the gallery page of his website and didn't see any evidence of one, so maybe it's bull****.

Try emailin him http://davidwilsonindustries.com/
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this is the worst post ever. what does a bottle opener have to do with a bike? Worst bike mod ever=bottle opener. LAME.
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