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Old 01-27-21, 02:10 PM
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How Many Bottle Openers?


AR tool; read the fine print.
Opening a beer in my shop last night, I realized that I have quite a few bottle opening tools hanging on the pegboard or hidden in the tool chest. So, here's the quick challenge: guess and then physically count how many you have in what's just your "shop area". Bonus: Show a photo of the most unusual one. I thought five, initially. Here's what I found:
- on folding knives = 3
- paint lid pry tool with opener = 1
- Topeak Alien 2 tool = 1
- Leatherman tool = 1
- AR-15 multi-wrench = 1
- vintage Craftsman/Schrade multi-tool = 1

So my actual total was eight. I can show a photo of the Schrade multi-tool, if anyone is a vintage enthusiast here.

What'cha got?


Rare Schrade-produced tool, interited from my late brother. Unused.

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Old 01-27-21, 03:13 PM
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I have two of those fastener installers that use a 22 blank cartridges, in a drawer next to my bike tools. If anyone wants to try opening a bottle with one, betcha it would make a great video "hey, watch this!"
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Old 01-27-21, 03:17 PM
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dont forget your teeth i've seen people take bottle caps off with their teeth
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Somewhere in my parts stash I have a couple of Brodie Bike derailleur hangers with built in bottle openers. I'll have to see if I can find them.
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Old 01-27-21, 04:51 PM
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A bottle opener is part of the bike.

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Old 01-27-21, 04:58 PM
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On a bit of a tangential note, does anyone have one of those absurdly expensive Campy corkscrews? Bonus points for having the gold one.
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I got a handful of these to give to whomever brings beer for after the ride. Kept one for myself, works just fine.
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I count four;
1. Magnetized bottle opener that sticks to the lid of my keezer.
2. Church key that I keep on my keychain
3. One integrated in the heel(?) of a BBQ spatula
4. Novelty one on the back of a pedal wrench
Also included a pic of said keezer. Only two beers (and one soda water) on tap at the moment.

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Old 01-27-21, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
I got a handful of these to give to whomever brings beer for after the ride. Kept one for myself, works just fine.

Somehow, my Pilsner Urquell bottle opener, which came straight from the brewery in the Czech Republic, got lost...And now I must have one of these Park openers. Must. Have.
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Old 01-27-21, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Somehow, my Pilsner Urquell bottle opener, which came straight from the brewery in the Czech Republic, got lost...And now I must have one of these Park openers. Must. Have.
Paragon Machine Works does it better and in Titanium: https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/...e-openers.html

I have the combo 15mm/opener and it works perfecto.

Abbey makes one too, as part of their rotor-truing tool: https://www.abbeybiketools.com/colle...ucts/stu-stick


Got a keychain opener as part of my Kuat NV2.0 kit....also ofc one on my Gerber multiool
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Old 01-27-21, 05:31 PM
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^^^Well, like most Park stuff, it's not the coolest but certainly functional. Hope you can find the Czech one, maybe one of your friends "borrowed" it.
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Originally Posted by bOsscO View Post
I count four;
How many did you think you had beforehand?
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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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Originally Posted by IPassGas View Post
A bottle opener is part of the bike.

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Is it reachable?
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti;21898203[b
]Paragon Machine Works does it better and in Titanium: https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/...e-openers.html

I have the combo 15mm/opener and it works perfecto.

Abbey makes one too, as part of their rotor-truing tool: https://www.abbeybiketools.com/colle...ucts/stu-stick


Got a keychain opener as part of my Kuat NV2.0 kit....also ofc one on my Gerber multiool
I’m worried that titanium will be too flexy… When I open a beer bottle, I dial it up to 400 watts.

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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
How many did you think you had beforehand?
Well, I knew I had two as I see the one on the keezer all the time, and the pedal wrench also sits in plain view.
When I went down to check I heard my keys jangling (3) and remembered the one on the spatula (4) that hides behind the huge bag of lump coal.
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Not in my shop, but...


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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Is it reachable?
It's on a tandem, I pass the bottle to the stoker, unfortunately it's gone before I get it back! Stoker gotta stoke.
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Well since you went there I'll post mine:


Not what you think, This was a bottled soft drink back in 1910 into the roaring 20's. https://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Gay-Ola I keep it on my keychain and it use to see use often. However as I've gotten older a six pack last me several months if no one visits.

This is on my other keychain. So when I don't have the other set of keys it opens beer nicely. Though not specifically a bottle opener that's been about it's only use for the last 20 years.

Got this at a bike ride. I've worried the saddle will break off if used too often. It's actually in my tool box drawer. I know there are quite a few other church keys that are buried under stuff in my shop. Some are even more unique than the first pic, but until I have to search through stuff for something else, they'll just be my memories or something for my kids to deal with when I ride or sail off on that last big adventure. My wife says I'm morbid to think that stuff, but hey we got to go sometime.
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
Somewhere in my parts stash I have a couple of Brodie Bike derailleur hangers with built in bottle openers. I'll have to see if I can find them.
Found em.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Paragon Machine Works does it better and in Titanium: https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/...e-openers.html
I get the feeling that the "bubble blower" is not the intended use for that item.
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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.
I've given away half a dozen as gifts, the silver one. My wife got me one but black plastic. It's been, hmm, 1 hour 45 minutes since I last used it.
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I had one that I made from an old ice pick. The climbing type.

Definitely a harbor freight one.

Seems like finisher medals have built in bottle openers lately.

Other random ones.

I've been tempted to mount one to my bumper but have resisted the urge.

Of course any flat edge will do. For bikes, that includes most pedals and most tools of any sort.

Sadly, my recycling company makes me drive glass to them but will pick up the cans, so I seek out the cans. I do generally prefer bottles though.
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Wait -- beer comes in bottles?

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I've given away half a dozen as gifts, the silver one. My wife got me one but black plastic. It's been, hmm, 1 hour 45 minutes since I last used it.
If you give away the Campy corkscrews as gifts, I want to be your friend.
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