There’s a handy new bike device currently being developed by students in our own backyard. Jeffrey Hall gives us the low down on the “Flatlyn”:
The Flatlyn (pronounced flat-line) is an innovative bike security device developed by a group of BYU student entrepreneurs and biking enthusiasts. The device keeps your bike secure while it is on a bike rack on your car. The hardened rubber anchor rests inside the closed trunk of the car with a cable extending to your bike, allowing a secured anchor point to attach your existing bike lock. The device can also be used as an anchor for the same purpose in a car door. Now you can secure all your toys–bikes, snowboards, surfboards, even skis–quickly, easily, inexpensively, and safely.
The product has been launched on Kickstarter but they need your help for their first manufacturing run, so head on over to Kickstarter and back this innovative project. For a pledge of $25 or more, you can get your very own Flatlyn when they are shipped out in December.