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Do you hate your keys jingling? (Bicycle Content)

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by EthanF, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. EthanF

    EthanF Loaded Pockets

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    Updated 1.25.12

    I do, So I did this.

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    Two 1/8" chain links
    Pin goes through the hole in the keys
    Fits 3 keys

    This was a small experiment to see if it would successfully work, and so far its been about 3 weeks and not a problem although I may use a nicer looking chain (TiN or just black)


    UPDATE 12-6

    I decided to kill the split ring and just carry the keys on the link with a simple paracord lanyard.
    Zero Issues in the three months or so that I've been using it.

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    UPDATE 9-25

    I was playing around when I woke up earlier than I expected and had a few hours to kill. Along with cleaning, and loading up my new maxped bag, I came up with this.

    Took a bicycle master link 1/8th inch and used it as a shackle. Cosists of three pieces the link a spacer and a clip. Easily taken apart with multitool pliers, a screw driver (flathead =D) or if all else fails a coin works fine.

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    UPDATE 1-25

    I put it back on the biner to see how it would work... Perfect.
    I need to get a black or brass masterlink from a KMC 710sl chain as well as a nicer biner and Ill be set!

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  2. DrChimRichalds
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    Genius.

    My keys sometimes annoy me when clipped to a belt loop.
     
  3. EthanF

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    It also drops the keys down JUST enough for me to able able to tuck them in my pocket when on my right rear belt loop.
     
  4. able_man
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    I think I might steal this idea...
     
  5. jag-engr
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    Interesting idea. I think it could be even quieter if you could take the split ring out of the equation.

    At any rate, I found it interesting and original enough to include in my archive list here.
     
  6. ATF

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    No. It used to bother me but now I see it as a safety thing. If I hear my keys then I know they're right next to me. If not, then they got jacked or I dropped them.

    Creative mod though.
     
  7. EthanF

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    Awesome! I completely agree, If I added another link to it I would be able to fit the biner through the link, and I could have also used paracord to attach it... I would personally still need a split ring for my Works RFID fob.


    Valid counter point. Personally I can feel them when they're clipped on so I'm not terribly worried, and I keep the key I'm most worried about, my car key, in my change pocket. So worst possible scenario would leave me walking to my car to get the extra set of keys I have locked in the glovebox. Thanks for the insight!
     
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  9. jag-engr
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    Or, you could use a 3-hole carabiner like on of these. I have seen them at my local home depot for a dollar or two. You rivet/pin the bike chain directly into the middle hole and attach any other items off to the sides.

    Alternately, you could attach the bike chain links to some sort of belt clip or loop with a quick-connect feature.

    I know that everyone uses their keys differently, but would it be possible to include the car key on this setup and place the whole thing in your change pocket? Just wondering.
     
  10. EthanF

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    That would be a great idea, I may try to punch a hole in my current carabiner as I like that patina.

    I think I need to read through more of your thread! :bounce:


    EDIT:
    Yes I could totally get my car key on there but It wouldn't really fit in my change pocket as well or comfortably. I dont want to say that I'm one of those if the :censored: hits the fan people... but if the :censored: hit the fan I could easily run to my car from wherever I was (the car key is ALWAYS in my change pocket) and be in my car asap. I know that if it was uncomfortable I would end up taking them out and leaving them silly places.

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    I only have three keys and two key-sized tools on my ring so it's pretty lightweight.
     
  12. jag-engr
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    Ah, now I see your dilemma. I still think of car keys as a key, but flip keys and the like are becoming more and more common.
     
  13. tso

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    seems similar to this from True Utility.
     
  14. EthanF

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    Very similar! I've never seen this before.
    As a bicyclist I think its cool to have little parts here and there incorporated into my edc.
     
  15. jag-engr
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    Before TU was making that keyring, people were using marine shackles to do the same thing. It's amazing how often on this forum different people converge on very similar solutions from very different perspectives.

    Absolutely! It gives your gear a sort of custom touch. It makes it uniquely yours.
     
  16. A.D.D.i.c.t.

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    This is original Ethan. A real personal touch. I use the TU keyring system for now because I too, hate, jingling, keys. I hate it! Cool carry method.
     
  17. RacerX

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    Your car key isn't a key, or you wouldn't mind carrying it on that chain.
     
  18. EthanF

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    The key part flips out when you hit the button. Even if I could physically get it on that chain (which isnt going to happen without some serious modifications) I still dont think that I would really want it on there just because its nice to have the bulk spilt up a little bit.
     
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    I really enjoy the sound of keys and TI.
     
  20. RacerX

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    I despise plastic key and alarm fobs...

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    Anything more than half dollar thickness gets modded or replaced :)