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bike chain bottle opener

by Graham Bergh $10.00
Handmade
Recycled

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The Missing Link in Recycling

Graham Bergh and his team of gifted artisans in Mosier, Oregon make an amazing range of funky household items from tons of recycled bike parts. Each month they collect 3,000 pounds of used parts, drawing from 150 shops in 17 states. The parts that still have life in them are donated to a local non-profit group that teaches bicycle repair to children, but the ones that are beyond repair are made into cool things like this bike chain bottle opener. Handmade in Oregon.

Artist card included.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
10144
Made from
recycled bike chain
Measurements
6" L
Notes
Hand wash.
  • the maker
Graham Bergh

Graham Bergh

In 1991, Graham Bergh was riding his bike to his recycling job when he got a flat. Being a savvy recycler, he took the inner tube and made a cradle for his stereo speakers. For the next three years, he tinkered with repurposing used bike parts, and in 1994 started Resource Revival.

Every year, this team of bicycle craftsmen collects thousands of pounds of used parts, drawing from bike shops nationwide, and revives them into home accents like bottle openers, frames and clocks.

"We envision a sustainable future where commerce flourishes in a world powered by renewable energy, and where consumers are conscious of the origin of the food they eat, the energy they consume and the products they buy," says Graham. "Buying recycled products 'closes the loop' and helps keep used parts out of landfills." collection

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BIKE CHAIN BOTTLE OPENER
 
4.6

(based on 414 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (271)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (130)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable materials (308)
  • Easy to use (272)
  • Fast (138)
  • Ergonomic grip (112)
  • Attractive (38)

Cons

  • Awkward to use (35)
  • Flimsy (9)
  • Difficult to clean (8)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen (229)
  • Bar (210)
  • Gifts (113)
  • Everyday use (34)
  • Cans (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (233), Stylish (182), Budget shopper (143), Frequent entertainer (114), Unique gift(er) (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (199), No (14)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (55), Husband (15), Child (6), Father (4), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (58), Birthday (11), Other (10)

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4.0

Great, unique bottle opener

By 

from NJ

About Me Frequent Entertainer

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        Comments about BIKE CHAIN BOTTLE OPENER:

        I purchased this for myself and as a gift for a friend. After a guest commented, I purchased a third for her. Everyone likes this product. It's unique, functional, fun and a conversation starter.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Great, unique product

        By 

        from California

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable Materials
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Gift
        • Practical
        • Product As Described

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • At The Bar
        • Gifts
        • Practical
        • Small Enough To Carry Wit

        Comments about BIKE CHAIN BOTTLE OPENER:

        This is the perfect gift for a biking enthusiast. The recipient was so happy that a products was able to combine two favorite activities. Highly recommended.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        My buddy like the gift

        By 

        from AR

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Unique Item

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • In The Kitchen

          Comments about BIKE CHAIN BOTTLE OPENER:

          Gave this gift to a buddy and he really liked the uniqueness of the opener.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          very happy

          By 

          from Mass.

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BIKE CHAIN BOTTLE OPENER:

                Well made. No complaints

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Valentine’s Day

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                4.0

                Fun gift for bike lovers

                By 

                from Harrisburg, PA

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about BIKE CHAIN BOTTLE OPENER:

                      Got this for my brother, who's an avid BMX biker. He liked it & I liked finding something unique that incorporated what he loves with a practical use.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      4.0

                      Received as a gift

                      By 

                      from hamilton, Ohio

                      About Me Stylish

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Awkward To Use

                        Best Uses

                        • In The Kitchen

                        Comments about BIKE CHAIN BOTTLE OPENER:

                        A little weird to use the first few times because of the moving chain parts, but I got the hang of it now. Guests think it is really neat.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                        4.0

                        unusal

                        By 

                        from Asheville

                        About Me Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable Materials
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about BIKE CHAIN BOTTLE OPENER:

                            I bought two of these for bicycle fans -- a fun find for sure. I didn't try it out but was glad to see the opener had a wider base for stability when you open a bottle as the chain hangs loose.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                            • Other
                            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                            5.0

                            Pretty Rad Bottle opener!

                            By 

                            from chicago,il

                            About Me Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable Materials
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • At The Bar

                              Comments about BIKE CHAIN BOTTLE OPENER:

                              Great built bottle opener for avid cyclist or any one who like unique stuff

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Other
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Birthday

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                              5.0

                              Perfect for cyclists/collectors

                              By 

                              from Ft. Lauderdale beach

                              About Me Stylish

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Quick

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • At The Bar
                                • Gifts

                                Comments about BIKE CHAIN BOTTLE OPENER:

                                Unique and interesting bottle opener. Great for the cycling or biking enthusiastic or anyone who collects bottle openers. At first sight it seems somewhat flimsy but once it is held in your hand and placed on the bottle cap, a quick flick of the wrist and voila !

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes
                                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                • Husband
                                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                                4.0

                                bike chain botttle opener

                                By 

                                from Wallingford CT

                                About Me Practical

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable Materials
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Gifts

                                  Comments about BIKE CHAIN BOTTLE OPENER:

                                  great stocking stuffer for the bicycle person in the family

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Other
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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