DIY gifts for the tightwad cyclist

If you’re like me this yuletide, you probably had to sell your watch to buy your spouse hair barrettes (while she was selling her hair to buy you a watchband).

So if your cupboards are bare but your heart is still in it, it’s nice to have a few tips for homemade, DIY gifts that you can easily make for all the cycling freaks on your list — like this no-brainer, simple procedure for converting an old length of chain into a keyring/bottle opener/miniature filter wrench. (As any bike mechanic will tell you, the labor is always in the clean up…)