Different Ways to Open a Beer with your Bike


This week's Ask a Mechanic takes you through the many different ways that you can open a beer bottle with your bike and its components. Whether you're looking to impress your friends or simply enjoy a frosty beverage after the ride, opening a beer with your bike never fails to be both useful and fun.


Always make sure to be careful. No matter what you use, opening a bottle with a bike can result in a very foamy beverage. The first way to open a bottle is with your pedal. The more surface area the better. Slip the bottom of the corner of the cap into the pedal and pull away.


Option 2 is your wheel. Once the wheel is spinning, dip the bottle into the wheel. Last is to use a chainring. Some might require a pry, while others may require a hit from above.