Removable Handlebars for Easier Bike Storage, Yea or Nay?

If it weren’t for those pesky pedals and handlebars–you know, the means by which you actually drive and steer–a bicycle, narrow as it is, might be a relatively easy thing to store. This thought has occurred to industrial designer Trevor Heder, who then tackled the wider of the two problems, the handlebars:

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I like that they’ve designed the wall rack to incorporate the handlebars, though I can’t say if I’d actually use it as intended. Another potential UX hang-up might be what to do with the handlebars when shackling the bike up outdoors; would you be willing to carry them around with you, or risk theft?

At press time the Kickstarter campaign for Billibars was at $6,849 in pledges on a $15,000 goal, with 23 days left to pledge.

I support the effort and spirit of Billibars, but as a Citibike user, am probably not the target market. For those of you who own your own bicycles, what say you?

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