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Old 09-05-17, 11:13 PM   #1
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Keep your front wheel in the straight-ahead position

I made this for my commuter bike, used it for years and now am starting to sell them. I am not a touring guy, and am wondering if this would make your loaded bike easier to handle. Facebook BikrBar. www.bikrbar.com.
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Old 09-06-17, 05:41 AM   #2
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I've been having the same problem but I was thinking about a 'U' shaped piece about 4 inches long that would mount on the downtube and when released would fall around the front wheel and prevent it from turning. When not in use it would be held, somehow, in place, flat against the downtube.
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Old 09-06-17, 07:43 AM   #3
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Bring a toe strap or just a thick rubber band to set the front brake. the strap can go around the wheel and down tube.


OP is shilling his company as a marketing ploy , ready to pay the advertising fee to the forum administration?
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Old 09-06-17, 08:17 AM   #4
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I've been having the same problem but I was thinking about a 'U' shaped piece about 4 inches long that would mount on the downtube and when released would fall around the front wheel and prevent it from turning. When not in use it would be held, somehow, in place, flat against the downtube.
You mean.... something like a flickstand?

GearInches.com flickstand

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Old 09-06-17, 08:59 AM   #5
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I have been using a homemade device for years. It's a $ .50 velcro strap that goes around the front wheel and the downtube.

Also, aren't companies not allowed to advertise directly in forum posts?
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Old 09-06-17, 09:04 AM   #6
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What a STUPID POS, anyway.
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Old 09-06-17, 09:19 AM   #7
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I wish the idiot who turned his bike in front of mine last Monday was using one. Would have prevented a collision, as well as the ensuing slight damage and harsh words spoken. This would be great for newbs who have a hard time holding their line.
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Old 09-06-17, 09:26 AM   #8
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how much for a notched 'luminum ruler and a couple'a zip-ties?

so much for #maga. i am bigly disappointed!
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Not a bad idea, but I could fab that up in my garage in about 5 minutes . If I were buying a solution, I'd prefer something more discrete like @CliffordK pointed out, or something like this: https://store.velo-orange.com/index....ilizer-xl.html
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Old 09-06-17, 11:15 AM   #10
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This is another product that makes me wonder how people manage to survive, feed themselves, and just generally make it through the day without impaling themselves on their own spoon while eating cereal in the morning.

I mean, I understand what it does, and I guess it's useful, but I've never had an issue leaning my bike on something before. It's just not a task that has challenged and frustrated me so much that I needed to find some kind of solution.

That being said, I appreciate the entrepreneurial sprit and I'm always happy to see people start their own little business or side projects. Good luck to you.
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there are those coil spring re centering things , A heavy front basket helper.. generic, public domain.
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You mean.... something like a flickstand?
While a flickstand was(and still is) cool, it justifiably died out and there is a reason why it hasnt come back- the design is useless for 95% of new bikes over the last 20 years. It would need multiple designs to be relevant, and still wouldnt be useful for most bikes.
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This is another product that makes me wonder how people manage to survive, feed themselves, and just generally make it through the day without impaling themselves on their own spoon while eating cereal in the morning.

I mean, I understand what it does, and I guess it's useful, but I've never had an issue leaning my bike on something before. It's just not a task that has challenged and frustrated me so much that I needed to find some kind of solution.




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I like it. Simple. Putting something in the path of the front tire as it approaches the fork crown never left me with a good feeling. This is nowhere near the tire. I won't buy it but good on him to come up with and offer it. And the negative posts above? Hardly a surprise. Wouldn't expect anything else.

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Old 09-06-17, 01:22 PM   #15
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You mean.... something like a flickstand?

GearInches.com flickstand

Yeah something like that!
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If it was made of titanium , marketed by Chris King and cost a small fortune, people would be lining up to buy it.😁
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better yet, if it became loose in a crash, it could poke you real good right in the important bits.
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better yet, if it became loose in a crash, it could poke you real good right in the important bits.
Not if it locked your steering moments before the crash
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True, true.
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It's kinda fugly IMO. If I need to hold my wheel I use one-wrap-velcro. Simple, easy, cheap, weighs nothing.


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It's kinda fugly IMO. If I need to hold my wheel I use one-wrap-velcro. Simple, easy, cheap, weighs nothing.

Compared to yours, the OP's solution is more expensive, heavier, more obtrusive, more complicated, and less effective since it doesn't actually stop the bike from rolling.
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It's kinda fugly IMO. If I need to hold my wheel I use one-wrap-velcro. Simple, easy, cheap, weighs nothing.

That's exactly what I do. And you never have to worry about the velcro slicing your leg while riding or scraping up the paint on your bike like this Bike Bar thingy.
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Compared to yours, the OP's solution is more expensive, heavier, more obtrusive, more complicated, and less effective since it doesn't actually stop the bike from rolling.
Sounds like you're replying to the guy who invented rim brakes replying to the guy who invented disc brakes.
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Sounds like you're replying to the guy who invented rim brakes replying to the guy who invented disc brakes.
You get top astute and comedic marks for that comment Mr kd.
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