Bike storage is a problem that we have all likely dealt with at some point. Aside from the large wheels and frame, the handlebars and pedals stick out making them difficult to store when not in use. The Indiegogo campaign below reduces the inconvenience with a quick release headset crown and pedals. Unfortunately it won’t work with mountain bikes but if you’ve got a commuter ride that’s taking up too much space, this could be your solution!

Simple and elegant.
Simple and elegant.
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Many people that use bikes for transportation don’t have a convenient space to put them and often deal with narrow hallways, stairwells and small apartments. adjusting the headset in the conventional way is time-consuming and inconvenient. This product is a low-cost and effective way to spin the handlebars so that they are parallel with the top tube without turning the wheel. This way it can be easily leaned against a wall, stowed in a car or hung n the available shelf.

The Flipcrown, pedals and shelf are available as a package for $80.
The Flipcrown, pedals and shelf are available as a package for $80.

The Flipcrown is a headset locknut that is retrofitted to most bikes with a threaded headset quite simply. Check out the video to see it in action! The other protruding component is the pedals, they are annoying to remove and install. Available for an extra $30 is a set of quick release pedals.

Significantly less clumsy.
Significantly less clumsy.
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Flipcrown is looking to raise $15,000 to fund the first round of production, you can find more details and product packages on their Campaign page and Facebook.

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