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Biker's Revenge Handlebar Plugs

By Edited Jun 6, 2016 1 2

Just knowing that this item exists on the market will make me seriously second guess driving my car anywhere near a person on a bike.

The Biker's Revenge are handle bar plugs for your street or mountain bike that replace your handlebar plugs with handlebar plugs with a key inset into them. The idea is that if somebody nearly runs you over, there is a pretty good chance that your handlebar is going to touch the side of their car resulting in some serious damage.

TheRecordPlayer.net said
"These modified handlebar plugs speak to the disgruntled urban cyclist. By retro-fitting stock parts with up-cycled keys, bikers can now find satisfaction with close encounters. This concept puts an new twist on the timeless tradition of car-keying revenge. by Matt Braun and Jared Delorenzo"

So next time you decide to cut off a cyclist while driving around down town, consider that these $5 items could be leaving thousands of dollars in damage on your ride.

Biker's Revenge Photos:

Key Handlebar Plugs

Bikers Revenge

Cyclists Revenge


Jan 28, 2009 4:53pm
There are a couple of points about this device.First as it is designed & marketed to damage cars if damage was caused then a court would award damages against the bike rider in favour of the car(auto) driver.No problem if you have no money,but if you are a property owner or the driver is a very rich vindictive person then you have a problem which could include bankruptcy.
In the UK this device would be illegal as any vehicle car (auto) motorcycle or bicycle you must not have any sharp protrusions that could harm a person or property on your vehicle. again the fact that this device was bought for the stated purpose would be enough to be reported & fined.
There is one more point that may not be apparent which is if the car ( old could not care less scratched sort) has had holes or gaps in the bodywork repaired by filler,so they look OK but are hollow underneath when your device makes contact at speed unlike normal hand grips bounced you off, sticks into the filler & gets caught in the damage underneath it,sharply pulling the handlebars & throwing you under the rear wheels of the car or across into the next lane of traffic before freeing itself.again the law would be on the side of the driver if it were proved that if this device were not fitted to the cycle the accident would have not been so bad,reflecting any payment from the driver if found to be at fault, lessoned by a considerable amount.remember the driver will have a lawyer from his insurance company free of charge who will be an expert in motoring law knowing every trick in the book.(if the driver of the old car was insured & decided to stop in the first place!)The judge will also be a driver of an expensive car who when he hears about about the device's contribution to the accident might just not be so sympathetic to the cyclist.Bottom line is NOT a good idea to use as first thought, all things considered.
Jan 28, 2009 4:56pm
Hey Ronangel,

I appreciate your concern but I think the product is in fact a novelty item. I'm not positive, but when I wrote this I couldn't find a URL for anywhere that actually carried the product.

Very good points though! Thanks for commenting!
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