Due to the space constraints experienced by urban living and the likelihood of bike theft it is desirable but difficult to store bike indoors. These handlebars were designed to be attached to both new and existing bikes. by folding the handle bars a bike can be conveniently stored in a hall way.
By locking the bar ends together it provides an additional level of theft deterrent when parking the bike outside. A secondary advantage of locking the steering is it significantly stabilises the bike when locked to street furniture. As a result the problem of buckled wheels due to bikes being knocked over and stood on is reduced.
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