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Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by EthanF, Sep 12, 2011.
Any suggestions for modding a GM key with the vial inside the handle? Just wondering... :sigh:
I should also add that I've never owned a vehicle built after the year 2000. lol
I had to quiet my keys, as a safety thing. :laugh:
My old coworkers had nicknamed me the janitor, do to rattling keys. One of them was a martial arts instructor, and enjoyed waiting in ambush when he heard my keys down the hall. Quiet keys = less submission holds.
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.
Pictures added to OP
Ethan, that is awesome! This warrants another entry into my Keychain Organization Thread:
Also, I reiterate my earlier suggestion, which I think would be even easier to do with this setup:
I completely agree with you on the carabiner. I need design/machine a nice 7075 aluminum one... until then I'll be using this haha.
Also the master-link is available at any bike-shop that services bikes. Most will most likely give it to you for free, but even if you had to pay is shouldn't be any more than 2 bucks.
That's a great idea. I will try it right now.
Any chance you could fit a fourth key on there, or is three keys pretty much it?
This is ingenious.... I wish i had thought of it. I have the true utility setup,but it never occured to me to use a master link instead.
The link I tried fits 4 keys,but its for my motorized bike which I think has a bigger chain than a bicycle.
Here is 4 keys on the true utility with washers to make the keys fit tight and the master link with no washers .
Great idea. I had a rivet through mine, and now a twisted shackle from Berkeley Point... sure wish I had this idea before I bought the shackle. Now to find some bike chain....
Thanks for sharing!
You can SQUEZE one in if you take out the spacer, and in doing so your risking it getting caught on something and popping open... but yeah it would work.
Motorbike key is bad...butt . :kr:
That's awesome! Now I need to find a master link...
What a great little idea. Time to hit my bike spares to see if I have a spare master link.
Your local bike shop should have no problem surrendering one.
I never charged people for masterlinks at the shop I worked at.
Pics and update when I get home!
or just buy a chain repair kit for a few bucks, even walmart sells them.
How secure are these?
Master links are extremely secure. I've only one pop on me and that was due to operator error on installation.
~3 month update (I think)
Zero issues so far. I have a couple of modifications coming in the near future!
I've popped a few master-links before on my BMX bike, but mostly due to missed grinds or, as stated above, installation error... the odds of you accidentally popping the clip off without actually realizing it are extremely slim... I would have to say it would be similar to a split ring geting bent enough to drop keys.
There are also different master links too. The one you are using is the typical kind. There is one which also slips on, then rotates down and locks. It's more for a multi-geared bike such as road or MTB.