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.
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.
New wheels will help it roll better and last longer.
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.
A range of different bags are available.
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.