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Old 01-27-21, 09:17 PM
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Old 01-27-21, 10:15 PM
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I received this medal in the mail for finishing a ride, started to toss it in a drawer with others, but then I realized this is no trinket!

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Old 01-27-21, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
I’m worried that titanium will be too flexy… When I open a beer bottle, I dial it up to 400 watts.
Naw, PMW's is vertically stiff and laterally stiff.

Srsly though, the release angle is great as is the leverage. Lots of bottle openers from companies are kind of junk....that one is one of my favs.
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Old 01-27-21, 11:45 PM
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Here's a couple(yep, a purple Paragon). I've got some Dillos from LaRue Tactical too. I just moved so now I'm rummaging around trying to find them all!

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Old 01-28-21, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
If you give away the Campy corkscrews as gifts, I want to be your friend.
And, oddly enough, not to cycling enthusiasts... but all were wine drinkers. We've been houseguests more times than I can recount, and thought that these would make nice thank-you gifts; I recall staying in San Diego, Minneapolis and particularly Honolulu. Not 100% certain if they are all being used, or simply displayed. They certainly look nice, particularly in the wooden presentation box. I just wish they came with a matching foil cutter.
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Old 01-28-21, 10:33 AM
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Only one in the bike area really, but daily carry swiss army knife and Gerber multitool, and I have one of those bike shaped keychain bits that I only

now realized is a bottle opener.



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Old 01-28-21, 09:04 PM
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Seems this guy didn't have any:

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Old 01-28-21, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
On a bit of a tangential note, does anyone have one of those absurdly expensive Campy corkscrews? Bonus points for having the gold one.
Yes, but not the absurdly expensive gold one. It works very well, thank you.
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Old 01-29-21, 02:53 AM
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You are allowed beer in the workshop?

But my wife told me only tea, or coffee if it is a special occasion.
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Old 01-30-21, 10:58 AM
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This Park tool lives near the mini-fridge in the room next to the garage/bike workshop.

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Old 01-30-21, 11:28 AM
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I kinda like the King Cage version:

Then there's the easily accessible while you ride stem cap version.. but I suppose you have to work fast or you'll pour a bunch of beverage down your headtube.
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Old 02-01-21, 12:54 PM
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I did once work out how many bottle openers you could build into a bike and came up with 6ish, one or two dropouts with bottle openers, two SPD pedals, a headset spacer, a seatpost clamp, and a headset cap. I didn't know about the derailleur hanger or if anyone integrated an opener into a cage, saddle or accessory mount. As for off bike, I have one built into a belt buckle, a couple of multi tools and Swiss army knives, a Yakima key fob and some souvenir openers from visiting all the local breweries.
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Old 02-02-21, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by SlowJoeCrow View Post
I did once work out how many bottle openers you could build into a bike and came up with 6ish, one or two dropouts with bottle openers, two SPD pedals, a headset spacer, a seatpost clamp, and a headset cap. I didn't know about the derailleur hanger or if anyone integrated an opener into a cage, saddle or accessory mount. As for off bike, I have one built into a belt buckle, a couple of multi tools and Swiss army knives, a Yakima key fob and some souvenir openers from visiting all the local breweries.
An interesting question, and potentially more if you are running an old steel bike with steel accessories.

It also depends how one defines a bottle opener. When I first visited Poland, back in 1996, hotel rooms were pretty basic but had both carbonated and non-carbonated water supplied in bottles with crown corks. No opener, though, so the wooden furniture was edged with 'bite' marks where people had put the edge of the bottle cap on the edge of the furniture and hit the cap smartly. I know, I did it myself. The point is that those steel front headlamp mounts were perfect for the task as well, or the steel saddle bag strap mounts on the back of leather saddles.

So another question is in how many ways can a bike be used as a bottle opener?
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Old 02-02-21, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Geepig View Post
An interesting question, and potentially more if you are running an old steel bike with steel accessories.

It also depends how one defines a bottle opener. When I first visited Poland, back in 1996, hotel rooms were pretty basic but had both carbonated and non-carbonated water supplied in bottles with crown corks. No opener, though, so the wooden furniture was edged with 'bite' marks where people had put the edge of the bottle cap on the edge of the furniture and hit the cap smartly. I know, I did it myself. The point is that those steel front headlamp mounts were perfect for the task as well, or the steel saddle bag strap mounts on the back of leather saddles.

So another question is in how many ways can a bike be used as a bottle opener?
The headlight mount as bottle opener is new to me but Shimano SPD pedals are well known. I once used the door hinge of a Ford Fiesta on a very tough screw cap
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Old 02-02-21, 11:39 AM
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Pretty much everything on a job site in the construction world is an opener.


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Old 02-02-21, 01:38 PM
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Some fun ones. Though I have to wonder about the propriety of a (beer) bottle opener on a tool for an AR-15.
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Old 02-02-21, 02:50 PM
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I have too many to count. Just about every tool in the tool box can open a beer. Here are a few: the campy dropout is over 35 years old and stays in my pocket every day, the surf board holds all the tool box keys, the Moosehead came in a twelve pack as a bonus, and the pliers are just one example of a tool from the tool box that will open a bottle. Smiles, MH

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Old 02-07-21, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by WizardOfBoz View Post
Some fun ones. Though I have to wonder about the propriety of a (beer) bottle opener on a tool for an AR-15.
the Galil rifle has a bottle opener built right into the gun. The back story is that soldiers were using magazines to open bottles which bent the feed lips and caused jams so the IDF decided a built in opener was a better solution.
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Old 02-15-21, 10:28 AM
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[QUOTE=Marcus_Ti;21898203]Paragon Machine Works does it better and in Titanium: https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/...e-openers.html

I bought one from Paragon, BT0002 - Titanium Bottle Opener, 15 mm Wrench , at the Indianapolis Handmade Bike Show years ago. Its very pretty.
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I bought a bunch of these and give them out to the supporters and friends of our volunteer bike shop

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Old 02-16-21, 01:39 PM
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I have one bicycle themed opener:


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When I traveled to Rome on business and we went to see the Vatican over the weekend, there was a souvenir stand selling bottle openers with a plastic embedded photo of Pope John Paul II. A colleague coined it the "Popener" He bought a dozen for his extended family. I wish I had bought one just for the strangeness. Sorry, no photo.
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^ a fun project to crack open the plastic case, and replace the photo with your celebrity of choice, then re-cement the halves. Eddy Merckx?
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
I'm going through my parents estate and have literally a box full of openers of all types. I've sold a few a keeping a few gems myself.
I run the beer tent at our church festival (well, pre COVID) and when the distributor drops the beer trailer it always has a box of openers/hats/shirts etc to give away, so I have plenty.








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