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    Pants are for suckaz HandsomeRyan's Avatar
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    Question Underseat bottle opener?

    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.

    http://www.swobo.com/catalog/product...cPath=201_207#

    Thanks in advance

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    Im pretty sure you can just buy the saddle its self, but there "ACCESSORIES" page is not working right now.

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    Get a regular flat metal bottle opener and a strong magnet, and clamp it under there yourself.
    Sterling - 1976 Triumph Trafficmaster 20" folder

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    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.

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    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.
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    Pants are for suckaz HandsomeRyan's Avatar
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    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.

    OTOH,

    Quote Originally Posted by bigfo View Post
    You are much better off getting one of these:
    http://www.ahrensbicycles.com/Bottle-Opener.htm
    Dear Santa,

    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.

    Sincerely,
    HandsomeRyan

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    Handsome Ryan

    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)

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    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.






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    Just don't let me run over someone's discarded bottle cap.
    Last edited by cooker; 09-21-08 at 09:45 AM.

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    Here you go:



    A bit pricey, IMHO.

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