What's Your Favorite Tool & Bike Part to Open a Beer?

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3/25/2016 5:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/25/2016 5:24 PM

Bikes and beer go together pretty well I think. But sometimes you forget your bottle opener on the trail... and that sucks. Post up some different ways you've figured out how to pop open a cold one without using a bottle opener.

Here's four we've used for a while... and a couple of ideas that didn't really work out.

The trusty SPD bottle opener:



Chainring bottle opener:



Tire lever bottle opener:



14mm open end wrench:



Things that didn't work...

Using the side-knobs of a spinning tire:



Anywhere on the seat // seatpost:



The rear axle QR:






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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

3/25/2016 5:55 PM

my finger, cuz I bring cans for riding like my man Johnny T -

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3/25/2016 7:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/25/2016 7:24 PM

I dig the spoke trick, just watch your eyes as illustrated by Hans Rey:



How drunk are you right now, FredLikesTrikes? That's a lot of beers!

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3/25/2016 7:24 PM

Im 18 so ive never had a beer, hahaha who am I kidding, my favorite is forsure the clipless pedal.

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3/25/2016 7:35 PM

bturman wrote:

I dig the spoke trick, just watch your eyes as illustrated by Hans Rey:



How drunk are you right now, FredLikesTrikes? That's a lot of beers!

We were too scared to try the spoke method... only two beers each to get those photos. Still a good excuse to have a couple before 5pm.

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

3/25/2016 8:16 PM

Wedding ring. Seriously. Its titanium and easy as pie, I open beers for everyone now with it.

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3/26/2016 5:17 AM

Cans only.

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3/26/2016 8:08 AM

I run Time pedals and it's a battle compared to SPD's.

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3/26/2016 9:32 AM

SHOTGUN... or a BIG ROCK!
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Unfortunately, I cannot get through a whole bottle/can/glass of beer before it actually just starts tasting bad!
FruckedUp taste buds? My Father's fault? My Mother's? Damn them all!
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So I gave up drinking... seeing as how it's more frustrating and wasteful stopping halfway through the effort (that's what she said!)... than not starting at all!
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So I sit there and make loud noises about how, "...GREAT THIS ROOT/GINGER BEER IS! WOW, IS THIS GOOD! YOU GUYS DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE MISSING! Wanna try some? Get your own straw though... I don't like coodies!"

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3/27/2016 9:54 AM

Definitely the SPD pedal. Even though I ride flats, there is always someone else's bike leaned up near by that I can use. And that way, theirs is the one to get covered in beer!

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4/26/2016 12:42 AM

Minnaar just upped the ante. Crackin the bottle @ 3:25

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