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Designer Paul Kweton has built the “Ring-O-Star” bicycle cup holder for those cyclists too antsy to actually sit at the coffee shop and drink their orange-mocha-frappachino. It uses a silicone ring and attaches to the end of your handlebar with an expanding bolt.

That road bar one looks like a knee-bang accident just waiting to happen, but the riser bar addition could provide a nice hot, messy treat for any motorist that tries to buzz by too closely. Even better, you could attach it to the “Arm Against Harm.” It seems Wired, Gizmodo and DesignBoom all think this is a really bad idea…and we concur. I doubt it’ll ever show up in your local bike shop.

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Jeff
Jeff
13 years ago

It’s funny how many people are talking about this. The first day a lot of blogs posted about it, it seemed like a great idea, but after everyone sat back and thought about it, a camelpack is a more ideal way to carry a beverage while biking. (Save the coffee for after.)

A cup holder should be attaches securely, like the one linked here. Also, not carrying an ultra hot beverage while speeding along helps too.

Richard I
13 years ago

Brilliant, another way to experience pain on a bike, now you can burn yourself

Rob E.
Rob E.
13 years ago

Looks like a good idea to me. Sure, you don’t want to spill hot coffee on yourself, but A) you could use it for drinks other than coffee, and B) you could just be careful.
Every once in a while I pick up a coffee across the road from work and take it into work with me. It’s a PITA because I can either try and put it in the water bottle cage where it doesn’t really fit, put it in my rear basket where I can’t see it, and pile stuff around it to keep it upright, ride one-handed, holding the coffee, or walk the bike with the coffee in one hand, which usually results in almost dropping the bike and/or the coffee at some point. So, yes, traveling with a hot liquid is inherently more dangerous than traveling without one, but if you’re going to do it, this looks like the best solution I’ve seen.

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