Fietsklik’s Clever Bicycle Rack Crate System Heads to Kickstarter to Add a Child Seat

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We posted about Fietsklik’s sweet click-and-lock bike crate and bags system in February. Now, they’re officially kicking things off full speed with their Kickstarter Campaign.

While the rack base plate, crate and bags have all been manufactured on a small scale and proven on the streets, they’re aiming to boost production volume and add a child seat. They’re also improving the wheels on the crate, making off the bike transport even easier.

All the details, with video, are packed in past the break…

Pledges range from $1 up to $215 for a locking base and the child seat. Lower levels get you the base plate and various numbers and combinations of bags and/or the crate. Or all of it. Pony up $5,000 and they’ll fly you and a friend to Amsterdam for a week of bike touring and fun, plus an inside look at their operation.

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One of the smaller challenges the Kickstarter funding will help the cover is using an improved wheel design, letting you roll the crate through the store and into your home. The idea is to reduce the number of bags and other things you need to use while increasing the opportunities for using your bike to run errands. After all, the more you can safely and easily carry on your bike, the more apt you are to use it rather than your car.

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New wheels will help it roll better and last longer.

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The entire crate slots and locks onto the base plate, which is bolted to a standard bike rack. Once the cargo’s on top, it can’t be removed without the key.

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Mmmm… Amsterdam.

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A range of different bags are available.

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The child seat has been prototyped, but the final design will be vetted by folks familiar with the safety regulations to ensure compliance. It’ll mount to the same base plate and use a second lock at the front plus a strap around the seat post to secure it to the bike.

Support them on Kickstarter and you could get one of the best reward t-shirts we’ve ever seen. Heck, it’d be a cool bike t-shirt all on it’s own! Curious? Check out the funding campaign here.

Comments

Jack - 03/10/14 - 8:13am

Eugh, I would not be riding a bike with any load with only a coaster brake…

DameK - 03/10/14 - 8:28am

What purpose did your comment serve, Jack? I had a one speed Dutch bike with a coaster brake that I rode in Suffolk and Norfolk, UK and did all my grocery shopping on. There is nothing inherently wrong with them, they are fine in flat areas. Coaster brakes are also irrelevant to the topic of the article, which is an interchangeable crate carrying system… One that looks pretty good too, if you’re that kind of cyclist.

Ryan - 03/10/14 - 9:10am

I like that my beer is apparently as secured as a child.
I don’t like that my child is apparently as secured as a case of beer.

Now I’m imagining beer strapped into a child’s seat—acceptable.
Now I’m imagining a child bungeed to a rear rack—questionable*.

*I’m a father of two; it’s a joke. Correct answer is obviously “unacceptable.”

nsp234 - 03/10/14 - 9:13am

Any chance to see the actual rack (Without stuff on it)? It should look good also just by itself. From the only picture where you can spot a bit of it it appears to be rather large…

Rohan - 03/10/14 - 10:45am

@Jack As I am Dutch I ride a coaster brake only bike all the time with a heavy load on the back. It’s called practice.
@Ryan Do you really think that they have properly thought this out. If it isn’t safe it will never hit any Dutch stores.

patrik - 03/10/14 - 11:59am

Raise your hand if you funded this Kickstarter and you’re NOT from Brooklyn or SF.

Jon at Fietsklik - 03/10/14 - 12:43pm

Great to see us on bikerumor again! Thanks for all the comments.

First off, @Jack, The whole idea of the Klik adapter is that it can go on any bike.

@DameK, Spot on.

@Ryan, It is tough to determine which is more important but we have an extra, metal, lock on the Child Seat and yes, Rohan is right, we are going through the same safety certification as everyone else. I guess this just means your beer would be damn safe on a Klik.

@NSP234, Check out the kickstarter page or the video. Plenty of chances to see the Klik solo there.

@Rohan, Hi!

@Patrik, It has been pretty amazing where all 100 or so pledges are coming from. Tiny towns in the midwest to Beijing. Several in south america too. Goes to show that biking as transportation is really catching on everywhere.

Alberto Tibule - 03/11/14 - 5:38am

Is there any distributor of your products here in the Philippines? Thank you, Sirs.

Fietsklik bv - 03/17/14 - 10:05am

Hey Alberto,

Please email us at info@fietsklik.com
We are interested in your proposal. Thank you for your interest.

Kind regards,

Julius B.
Fietsklik Founder
julius@fietsklik.com

Natha - 03/17/14 - 10:13am

Alberto Tibule,

We do not have any distributors in the Philippines yet! Please email us at natha@fietsklik.com Hope to hear from you.

Kind regards,

Natha

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