The Charlie the Bikemonger Wisecracker spacer bottle opener is a natty piece of machined aluminium that will come in handy when you stop for a bottle of your favourite Belgium import beer.
No more chipped teeth or bent keys trying to lever off a bottle top ghetto style.
This neat device is a 3mm, 1 1/8inch headset spacer (I know, a miss match of imperial and metric units but this is how it is) with a pokey out bit (technical wordage) that can prize open the lid on a bottle (bottle opener).
It is anodised and has a Charlie the bike monger (as in iron monger) logo on it. It works a treat and saves on having another keying on that ever growing clutch of keys.
A great idea for thirsty riders that could save on dental bills.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Charlie the Bikemonger Wisecracker spacer bottle opener
Size tested: Black
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
"Its not only a few mm tall 1 1/8" aheadset spacer, but also also opens beer bottles." Almost entirely true apart from you have to open your own bottle of beer using it rather than it opening the beer bottle for you. Pedantic.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
This one is made from an Aluminium alloy, black annodised with a little logo on it or you can get a cheaper version made from steel. Fits a 1 1/8 inch headset and is a 3mm thick spacer with a built-in bottle opener.
Clean and well produced. It works too.
Took the lid of my beer clean off.
It is a bit pricey for a gimmick but makes a great present.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
When the beer was open, life became better.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes, very much so.
Would you consider buying the product? For a friend.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? As a gift idea.
About the tester
I usually ride: Bike that I am testing at the time My best bike is: Giant CFR pro, old school carbon converted to fixed. Kinesis Convert 2 geared work horse, Look KG241 skinny whippet
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed, bare back