Hello Kickstarter Supporters,
Many thanks for your generous support and well wishes. We are very thankful for all our backers!!
We’d like to show you our thanks by sweetening the deal a bit. If our goal is met and bikes are shipped out, we’ll guarantee this will remain an exclusive frame to Kickstarter. We may come up with different styles in the future but this style of frame will only be available for order through this campaign. Not only that, but we will also be able to offer a small (50cm), medium (56cm) and large (60cm) version of the frame. We couldn’t stand leaving some people out based on their height.
Over the past two months, we have been doing the best we can to get the word out and would like to thank everyone for the support. We brought our prototype bike to several local “hot spots” for bicyclists and had a great time riding, meeting people and talking about our frame. We would like to thank the reporters who interviewed us for the following publications, all to be available in July, 2012:
Snips Magazine: http://www.snipsmag.com/
Bicycle Retailer: http://www.bicycleretailer.com/
Machine Design: http://machinedesign.com/
Travel Channel interview coming July 17th: http://www.travelchannel.com/
We appreciate all the interested donors and hope that the news continues to spread.
So, please pass the word and see if we can’t get another 80 people to go for the fully loaded donation!
Hello Kickstarter Supporters,
Over the last couple of weeks, the Ronin Gang took the bicycle frame to different locations around the bay. Here are some photos of some of the trips to San Fran, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto..
Next, we will be at the annual Makers Faire in San Mateo on 5/20/12. http://makerfaire.com/
So, if you are in the area, please come and see our frame.
The comments made were all very positive. "Wow, it is really light!" and "This is a really stiff frame!"
We also have had several interviews that will be posted soon and we will hope to get a video together as soon as we can. Please help spread the word so we can get this frame into production and into the hands of those who are hoping for Ronin Aluminum frame.. !!
Many thanks to our current supporters and hope to see you around the bay!!
Hi Kickstarter Supporters,
First off, we are very happy for all the support you have given us!! Every bit helps and every order is greatly appreciated! We are doing our best to get the word out and appreciate all the attention from some great blogs. Here's a sample of some of the great coverage we've received:
Also, we got an opportunity to be interviewed for Snips Magazine, which is very well known in the sheet metal industry. We hope that will go a long way to help us get our message out to the world. While we were meeting, we were getting many positive responses to our bike. We loved the responses so much that we're planning on going out to film some real life testimonials. Look for us out on the streets in the next couple weeks. Don't be shy, come on over, ride the bike and tell us what you think.
Andy, Mark and Rob
pledged of $100,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 10, 2012.
Apr 11, 2012 - Jun 10, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $5 or more
You will receive a personalized Thank You card and a listing on our website. (Please add another $1 for international shipping).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
You will receive our Ronin Bicycle Works T-Shirt with our Logo for this project, a Thank You card and listing of thanks on our website. (Please add another $12 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $60 or more
Sport a Ronin Bicycle Works messenger bag on your way to work or play. The bag is yellow for visibility on the road or black for the bike ninjas and measures 14.5" (L) x 12" (H) x 5" (W). We'll even put the Thank You card inside and give you a listing of thanks on our website. (Please add another $12 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Receive a bag of awesomeness. We'll stuff the Ronin Bicycle Works messenger bag with the Ronin Bicycle Works T-shirt, an exclusive cartoon update DVD and a Thank You card. If you're lucky we'll fit in a couple more things that we find around the shop. Also, we'll give you a listing of thanks on our website. (Please add another $12 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Take a ride with the team in San Francisco and get a first hand feel of our prototype, a Thank You card and listing of thanks on our website Yes, we can't send this one to you, but you may be in the area and add this to your list of sites to see. ETA: 6/16/12Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $300 or more
You will receive one of our hand crafted prototype frames! Yours to paint or just polish, a Thank You card and listing of thanks on our website. The frame will be ready to take standard part bicycle parts to get you on the road in no time. (Shipping not included.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $400 or more
You will get one of the production frames fully painted, a Thank You card and listing of thanks on our website. Currently, three colors of black, red and blue will be available. If possible, we will get more colors added to the mix and add as an update. (Shipping not included.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
You will get a painted frame with your initials put on the frame which will give you a way to let everyone know who's bike frame it is. Also, you will receive a Thank You card and listing of thanks on our website. (Shipping not included.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
You will receive a painted, initialed bike with all the gear that you will need to get on the road, a Thank You card and listing of thanks on our website. Be the first on the road with this one of a kind bicycle! (Shipping not included.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012