Introduction: Bike Chain Bottle Opener

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Make a small pocket-friendly bottle opener from an old bicycle chain. I have seen bottle openers online using a piece of old sprocket for the opener and a piece of bike chain for the handle. I didn't have a spare sprocket, but I thought the chain alone would open a bottle and be a lot easier to carry.

Make an extra one to keep in your saddle bag and you'll always have a few spare chain links if you ever break a chain while away from home.

Step 1: Break the Chain

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Using a chain tool, separate 12 to 16 links from the chain.

Step 2: Join the Ends of Your Opener

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Using your chain tool, join the two ends of your small chain section to make a loop. Clean the loop thoroughly using a non-toxic degreaser or brake cleaner.

I have seen another site online that recommended joining the 2 ends of a bike chain with a split-ring key ring to make a keychain. this is a good idea, but makes for a bulkier item in you pocket. I prefer the simple loop of chain.

Step 3: Open a Bottle

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To open a bottle, make a small loop, lay the end of the loop on top of the bottle cap, hook the sides of the loop under the edge of the cap and pry up. That's it!

Comments

ccarpenter8 (author)2012-10-25

Who really cares if the Blue Moon is a twist top...he's just showing that it can remove a beer cap!!!!

isaac.stewart (author)2010-12-20

...isn't blue moon a twist top?

abadfart (author)isaac.stewart2011-06-26

no Odell doesn't make twist tops

isaac.stewart (author)abadfart2011-06-27

Odell doesn't make Blue Moon. The bottle above is a Blue Moon. Blue Moon is a twist top.

abadfart (author)isaac.stewart2011-06-27

right i just saw a peace of the logo and got them mixed up... im more of a new Belgium drinker you would think id know them both though they are in the same town as my school

isaac.stewart (author)abadfart2011-06-27

90 shilling is my favorite beer. NB just started distribution to the East Coast last year. If only Odell would...

woodstockbirdy (author)2010-03-16

 how do toy make the arm of it???

lemonie (author)2009-09-21

This would look good as a video clip, if you could add one? L

rimar2000 (author)2009-09-20

Clever!

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