It’s no small secret that there’s never a better time to enjoy a cold beer than after a day of riding, and there’s also no better way to impress your friends than by using something bike-related to crack open that beer (assuming your friends are easily impressed, of course). There have been a number of clever companies which have addressed this pressing need, with the bottle opener built into the dropout of the Santa Cruz Heckler as well as the Park Tool bottle opener serving as great examples.
But the guys at Blue Collar Mountain Biking took a different and even more resourceful approach in their quest to create the coolest bottle opener, with the result being the transformation of a worn out cassette into a mountain biking accessory of the highest level. If you’re willing to spend a couple of minutes with a grinder and a vice, you can turn your cassette into a conversation starter complete with a used-chain handle. Very clever.
Be sure to check out the full (and seemingly pretty simple) instructions here.