Opening a Beer: 1st World Problems Solved No.2

by Mark Alker 13

How do you open a bottle without a bottle opener in a bike workshop?
How do you open a bottle without a bottle opener in a bike workshop?

It’s a familiar story. It’s a hot day in your workshop and someone hands you a beer. But wait! Where’s your bottle opener?

Why, it’s right there on your work stand you ninny!

Tune in next week when Singletrack makes your life just that little bit easier as we solve yet another 1st World Problem.

Last weeks 1st World Problem Solved! Opening tyres.

Have you solved a 1st world problem? Does it have the vaguest of links to bikes? If so, why not send us your video solution (keep it under 30 seconds so that teenagers don’t lose interest) and we may feature your solution. If we do we’ll send you a t-shirt too. Don’t send us the actual clip. Upload it to Vimeo or Youtube and send us the link to

Here’s one that came to us via our Facebook page.




Comments (13)

  1. Does it work with 1x…?

  2. If the ring is small enough 🙂

  3. The officially recognised tool for bottle opening is the SPD pedal. Happy to help. You’ll see what I mean.

  4. Or just use the bottle open built into the rear brake mount on my cove.

  5. I suspect that area of my bike is far too dirty to do this.

  6. The first picture contains terrible ‘catalogue pose acting….

  7. Is that a Rochefort 10 in first picture? If so, I can forgive the catalogue poses 🙂

  8. Just have a bottle opener on your keyring

  9. Who’s ever heard of a workshop without a bottle opener?
    That’s just weird.

  10. If it had pedals on it you wouldn’t need the bike suspending in the air. SPDs are pretty much bottle openers you can clip into

  11. That bike has flats on it now 🙂
    Whatever pedals it has it’s always going to have chainrings

  12. I’m really liking the second one!

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