WiseCracker Blog

WiseCracker at Single Speed UK May 13 2013

Happy Monday - never thought I would see WiseCracker + SPAM in the same image. Gotta love SSUK and Charlie The-Bikemonger Hobbs!

Full blog here: Things I Learned at Single Speed UK

Stealth Commuter May 06 2013

Hand-delivered a brand new bike to Ming today at lunch - great way to start to the week! It's an urban single-speed with track spacing in the rear and clean buildup by Ryan Bontrager. Special thanks to Jason Grove for the fabrication effort as usual.

Fanmail: CX Bike Owner March 02 2013

So last month I decided (I was talked into) building up a CX bike. Not for racing, but for some fun mixed-terrain kind of rides. My co-worker and friend, Patrick Keller connected me with the folks at Ritchey Bikes, and not long after, I had this sexy thing in the garage bike stand. I bought a used Jamis CX just for the components and now that bike will be built for my other co-worker, Erik Homsapaya. Needless to say, I have some pretty cool colleagues. Thanks to Mike Ahrens for the sweet deal on the wheels!

By the way, it rides like a dream!


White Ones for Tuesday February 12 2013

WiseCracker CX prototype February 09 2013

My newest bottle opener, the WiseCracker CX is in the works.
Cheaper than ENVE's $550 Speedvagen stem, this simple headset spacer weighs 25 grams, costs $25 AND it opens beers. By lengthening the original WiseCracker design and adding an M5 Barrel Adjuster, front canti-brake routing should be clean and tight. I may adjust the geometry for smaller frame sizes where stack height is more critical.

I need product testers - hit me up to get on the list!

Fanmail: West End Bicycles August 29 2012

Stainless Steel!,Thanks!

-West End Bicycles

Fanmail from Mountain View July 15 2012


News: Bike Rumor Titanium WiseCracker for Light Beer June 12 2012

Bike Rumor


Ahrens Cycles, which offered up the WiseCracker bottle opener in the form of a headset spacer, is now making it available in a sub-10 gram weight 6/4 titanium version.
They’re machined from a solid sheet of Ti, bead blasted, then etched with their logo... As Mike Ahrens says, they’re lighter than some alloy spacers that don’t have any special skills.

WiseCracker Titanium June 10 2012

Ahrens Bicycles is proud to offer the WiseCracker bottle opener in 6/4 titanium. This is the latest edition to our family of unique bicycle-mounted bottle openers. Here are some images of the design and manufacturing process:
Part design using Solid Works 3D CAD:
Omada LC3015 laser programmed directly from Solid Works:
After cutting, the parts fall onto a conveyor belt:
After machining, each part is bead-blasted, laser marked and ready to be shipped!

Light Enough for Ya? June 07 2012

10 grams of titanium beer opening love

News: Bike Rumor finds WiseCracker December 14 2011

Wisecracker is a clever little bottle opener. It comes in versions to mount to your seatpost, workstand or downhill fork stanchion. Why?
“Because beer can’t open itself.”

Holiday WiseCracker Pre-Order October 31 2011

I woke up today and realized the holiday season is rapidly approaching. To get into that special holiday spirit, I'm offering limited edition WiseCracker bottle openers with a special message. Drop me an email to pre-order one because they will go fast. Cheers!