Retrofit Folding Handlebars

Two of the major problems with urban cycling are storage and security. The new retrofit folding handlebar design claims to solve both the issues. The folded handlebars thus form a steering lock, which when the bike is lent against a wall or post it eliminates the infuriating turning of the front wheel and provides security when parked outside. Thus one can make the cycles to be slimmer by replacing the handlebars of the existing full size bike that too at a fraction of the cost and also keep the efficiency of large wheels.

This reduced width and increased stability makes hallway storage hassle free and the advantage of being both increased security and convenience. Thus it allows speedy departure, thereby significantly increasing the frequency of bike usage. This slimmer version allows more bike storage in a given space.

retrofit folding handlebars

retrofit folding handlebars

retrofit folding handlebars

retrofit folding handlebars

Designer : Joe Wentworth

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tommy says: June 12, 2008

great product

Where can I place an order ?

Eric says: June 12, 2008

Love this idea. Are these in production? Or even already available? They would be a godsend here in NYC.

TheFuture says: June 12, 2008

@tommy and @eric, still a concept, hopefully we can see them in the near store soon

badnewsz says: June 14, 2008

would be nice to design bars like this to add to existing handlebar set. So you could have an auxillary handle bar set for electric bicycles.

steven says: September 14, 2008

Joe,

Can you email me?

Steven

Fixie Fiend says: November 26, 2008

Its a really nice idea, but don't they feel less solid than normal when your riding? I would hate for them to move about when I was doing a big down hill..

Pismocycleguy says: December 17, 2008

I am ready to make the purchase. Where are these handlebars being sold?

kob says: March 7, 2009

hey how does the locking mechanism for the folding of the handlebars work?

i notice the blue lever thing at the center of the bar, how that work?

jason devlin says: May 15, 2009

pls bring these out i need'm bad. how could these not sell?

phembie says: April 9, 2010

how much this,can you send me a quote to my email,im interested.

folderfan says: May 6, 2010

Great design. Reminds me of Strida folding bike's handlebar. If you haven't seen it, check it out (page 4 to 6; large PDF!):

http://www.strida.us/files/5-MiniManual.pdf

John says: September 1, 2010

Seriously, please get these to market. Very nice.

drkbluesocks says: July 6, 2011

summer 2011 and still wondering if these are on the market ….Seriously, please get these to market. Very nice….I live in a small apartment and these handlebars would transform my life…. seriously!

Andrew says: September 30, 2011

I would ready to buy

Doug says: March 23, 2012

Would these work on the rear set on a tandem?

Laura says: August 22, 2012

I would buy these if they were available. Any word on production on these?

Aidan Garnier says: November 23, 2012

I don't understand why these Wentworth handlebars wouldn't see the light of day. What's the downside? There's something similar on the market, but priced a bit dearly at $152 (http://www.anddutch.com/index.php/folding-handlebars.html). One thing those lack, however, is the neat locking system that makes the bike unrideable when they're locked in the folded position. This system would seem to be a real godsend in New York City.

Simon Fraser says: December 15, 2012

I have money ready and waiting to buy these.

mario mazzantini says: December 30, 2012

Why do you not try to put it on http://www.kickstarter.com/ ?







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