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FlipCrown Makes It Easier to Cram Your Bicycle Anywhere

 - Feb 11, 2015
References: flipcrown & gizmag
FlipCrown is the device that helps cyclists address the age old problem of being stuck in a parking spot because of the handlebars being too long. This contraption enables cyclists to flip their handlebars sideways when they park their bike.

Users simply have to install the device in place of their existing setup, a process that only takes about 15 minutes. From that point on, every time they want to turn their handlebars parallel to the front wheel, they can use an included hex wrench to loosen the stem bolt, push the FlipCrown's release button and turn the bars 90 degrees. The process is simply reversed to get the handlebars straight again.

As an avid urban cyclist, I can totally relate to the problem of being unable to get into and out of mint parking spots because of handlebars. This is a great and simple innovation that will save a lot of cyclists a lot of grief.