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Fork End Bottle Opener

forkThere is certainly no shortage of bottle openers in bike culture, whether built into the bike or off on their own. For some reason cyclists are drawn to beverages that entail prying off the lid, never to be replaced again, necessitating a drinking of the entire beverage. I don’t know, it’s weird. Anyways, if you haven’t had your fill of bottle openers or want something a little more unique, Evan Hawkins creates these bottle openers out of your fork ends, carving off the bottom section, doing a little trimming at the dropout for maximum pryage, then finishing it off with some palm saving cordage. Each opener runs $35.00 and comes in a variety of colors.

See all the various styles on his Etsy page.

About Scott Spitz

Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

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One Comment

  1. tastewarJune 13, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Hah! I have a fork end bottle opener that I bought about 30 years ago. It’s been on my keyring ever since, and is the only Campy part I own ;-)

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