20 Aug '11, 4pm

Clever Design Turns Bike Handlebars 90°, Makes Storage in Tight Spaces a Snap

If you've ever fought to store your bike in a hallway, on a train, or anywhere where space is at a premium, you've probably cursed your handlebars. So necessary while in motion, on a parked bike they turn out to be remarkably cumbersome, sticking out as they do. But a new design, the Flipphandle , does what its name says: it allows you to turn the handlebars 90° to line up with the frame, without turning the front wheel. Problem solved. We've featured a lot of clever ways to store bikes, from a shelf that holds books and bikes to a system that puts the bike at the top of a light pole , to making robots do all the work . These ideas all work to mitigate the cumbersome nature of a parked bike, but the Flipphandle is the first design (apart from folding bikes ) that makes the bike itself easier to store. This isn't the first time a bike has been designed to be folded flat aga...

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