Kickstarter has featured several bike related concepts and the following is a clever idea to assist with the space bike handlebars can take up.
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Flipphandle, a patented bicycle stem that allows handle bars to be turned or flipped to the side for easy storage, is seeking investors on Kickstarter.com, a crowd-sourced venture funding platform for creative projects. Flipphandle is seeking to raise at least $75,000 in 60 days – or before Sept. 13.
Push a button on top of the stem. Swing the handlebar 90 degrees. It locks in place. When you want to ride, push the button. Swing the bars back. They lock in place. And away you go.
“For a century people have been banging into handlebars and trying to figure out how to store or transport their bikes in tight spaces. This is the challenge that got me excited; an obvious and common problem that nobody has solved yet … until now, Mr. Lacreu observed. “Now you can snap the handlebars out of the way and take a bike easily in an elevator, on a train or even just walk respectfully on the sidewalks. I’m hopeful that bike owners everywhere will embrace this useful invention and help me raise the money to bring it to a global market.”