Introduction: Bike Tool Key Set (MOD)

This is a guide on how to make your own flip out key set using a bike multi tool set kit

Step 1: Take Off the Tools

Depending on how many keys you may have take off one side (or two) of the tools on the tool kit and check to see if the keys match up to the bolt that runs through it. If the keys don't line up you would have to find a circular file and round out the holes so the bolt can go through them.

Step 2: Line Up the Keys

Once you know that each key will fit on the bolt line the keys up in a way that you know they fit together and then using the washers from the tools that came off thread each key on and add a washer after.

Step 3: Tighten the Nuts and Bolts

Tighten the bolt up but make sure you don't over tighten because the keys wont be able to move around otherwise.

Step 4: Finished

Now enjoy having all your keys together in one holder.

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This is where I got mine from -

http://www.sportsdirect.com/dunlop-multi-tool-pack...

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wazalac18 (author)2014-03-25

one great idea of keeping them together and ridding that somehow annoying sounds when you're walking and all your keys were swingging....

made mine some time ago with multi0-tool set

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todesfugue (author)wazalac182014-03-31

NICE!

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stuartcom (author)wazalac182014-03-25

Oh very cool how long ago did you make it? I had the idea a couple days ago and I thought it would be easy to do which it was, im glad it works for you :)

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wazalac18 (author)stuartcom2014-03-25

the stainless was uploaded july 6 2013

https://imageshack.com/i/0syrpqj

inspired by this ible:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Key-Chain/

and the red one was about 6 week old :)

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stuartcom (author)wazalac182014-03-30

Oh nice! :D

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Bond_Longley (author)2017-08-16

Amazing solution for holding multiple keys..

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amicog made it! (author)2015-08-18

Good idea! Thanks for the inspiration ?

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crashzoom (author)2015-03-23

Great idea

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glamourshootr (author)2014-06-26

Thanks for this, it's really nice to use everyday !

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番茄炒蛋 (author)2014-05-02

好主意!^_^

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mmasciullo (author)2014-04-12

you are a genius!!!!!!

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bo88y (author)2014-04-06

Nice concept and execution. A few cautions, though. The first regards those keys with plastic heads. Some of them bulge-y or otherwise non-parallel sides, and that could cause interference when swinging them in and out of the case. Easily remedied with a coarse file or some sandpaper.

-- The second caution is about weight and weak ignition-switch springs. If you have a car whose ignition switch's ON position is at a strong angle from the vertical, this device could cause your key to turn off your engine, first because it's kind of heavy, and second, because it holds the case in line with whatever position the key is in. (The keys rotate on an axis, but don't swivel around freely in all directions.) If your car's ON position is 40 degrees to the right of vertical, for instance, the case of this device will be a counterweight that hangs below the keyhole at an angle 40 degrees to the left of vertical, and will exert a force on the key that tries to turn the key toward a straight-up-and-down position. GM just had a huge recall for this issue, and there were some deaths that resulted from people's losing their power steering, power brakes and so on while moving. My car isn't a GM car, but I'd still be wary of this kind of arrangement, since my ON position is about 75 or 80 degrees to the right of vertical. You could swing the case around so that its weight tended to hold the key in the ON position, but that would be something you'd have to remember to do every time, and to remind others about, when you allow someone to drive your car, take it in for service, turn it over to a valet, etc.

-- The third caution is more trivial, and it has to do with making sure that the locks where the keys are going to be used don't have collars, tangs, or other protrusions close to them that would interfere with getting the keys all the way inserted or turning it once inserted.

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bo88y (author)2014-04-06

Nice concept and execution. A few cautions, though. The first regards those keys with plastic heads. Some of them bulge-y or otherwise non-parallel sides, and that could cause interference when swinging them in and out of the case. Easily remedied with a coarse file or some sandpaper.

-- The second caution is about weight and weak ignition-switch springs. If you have a car whose ignition switch's ON position is at a strong angle from the vertical, this device could cause your key to turn off your engine, first because it's kind of heavy, and second, because it holds the case in line with whatever position the key is in. (The keys rotate on an axis, but don't swivel around freely in all directions.) If your car's ON position is 40 degrees to the right of vertical, for instance, the case of this will be a counterweight that hangs below the keyhole at an angle 40 degrees to the left of vertical, and will exert a force on the key that tries to turn the key toward a straight-up-and-down position. GM just had a huge recall for this issue, and there were some deaths that resulted from people's losing their power steering, power brakes and so on while moving. My car isn't a GM car, but I'd still be wary of this kind of arrangement, since my ON position is about 75 or 80 degrees to the right of vertical. You could swing the case around so that its weight tended to hold the key in the ON position, but that would be something you'd have to remember to do every time, and to remind others about, when you allow someone to drive your car, take it in for service, turn it over to a valet, etc.

-- The third caution is more trivial, and it has to do with making sure that the locks where the keys are going to be used don't have collars, tangs, or other protrusions close to them that would interfere with getting the keys all the way inserted or turning it once inserted.

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paqrat (author)2014-03-31

I was wondering if any of you that have made this have noticed any problems with the weight of all the keys?

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todesfugue (author)2014-03-30

I love IT!

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Bosun Rick (author)2014-03-30

This could be made with 2 pieces of anything the builder
likes for the outer sides, a couple screws & nuts at each end, a couple
pieces of tubing to act as spacers as needed, and a few washers, between the
keys. Key heads can be ground down to fit, and drilled as needed, I would
venture to guess it could be done for less that $1.00 US; Just Sayin'.
Stuartcom your Idea is a good one, but it could be made this way and save you £ 4.39

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Jayden_Lemaire (author)2014-03-25

Great instructable. For people who aren't as shop savvy,a company called liquid wallet is making a similar product to this by the end of 2014.

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Or Get Keysmart, making them now.

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stuartcom (author)Jayden_Lemaire2014-03-30

Very nice! you can hold a few more keys on mine :P

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hammasam (author)2014-03-25

This is fantastic will do mine soon :D

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stuartcom (author)hammasam2014-03-30

Awesome dude!

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karthickaski (author)2014-03-27

super idea.

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stuartcom (author)karthickaski 2014-03-30

Thank you, have a go at making it yourself! :)

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Jo0Lz (author)2014-03-29

brilliant idea

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stuartcom (author)Jo0Lz2014-03-30

Cheers, I got bored of the conventional way of key holders :D

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LukeTheJoker (author)2014-03-30

Great idea, well done!

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stuartcom (author)LukeTheJoker2014-03-30

Thank you Luke

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Slim49 (author)2014-03-30

That is slick.

good one.

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stuartcom (author)Slim492014-03-30

Thank you, its pretty easy to use aswell :P

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apostma (author)2014-03-30

already got one!

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stuartcom (author)apostma2014-03-30

Sweet :)

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Wow, this is such a great idea to keep keys all organized and keep them all from jingling around!

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Thank you, and you don't have to do it just for cycling aswell which is cool :)

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