€1,651 pledged of €35,000 goal
backers
By Giacomo Elia
€1,651 pledged of €35,000 goal
backers

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

3287b218d5f3c27c65d6dab277bdbb43 original

Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

The project Piumanera, carbon fork for Brompton was born in June 2014, after having founded a racing team for speed races in Brompton with a group of friends and fans of this fantastic folding bike, Joseph Kuosac Team 

The basic idea was very simple , have a carbon fork with straight stems that can meet the demands of competition, reactivity, vibration absorption and better aesthetics.

                                                    NEW RAKE 

The difficulties were dictated precisely by the lack of a similar project in the world, while forks for racing bikes can be found in millions of different shapes, models and specifications, no one until now had thought of a carbon fork for Brompton, we so began the process of design studies to mathematics to have a fork carbon prototype for Brompton. The initial prototype phase has been completed successfully, but now we are stuck in the industrialisation and launch process. We hope to see the fork produced by April 2018 and put on the market at the beginning of July 2018.

 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Details : 100% Italia manufacturing, all process inside the factory and guarantee MADE IN ITALY .

  - Carbon fibre fork with CrMo steering tube prototype version (Columbus ) +/- 150 gr, you can save off 100 gr compare titanium Brompton fork or 400 gr compare steel Brompton fork The final version have titanium steering tube can save 40 gr more

 - Standard Brompton headset ( aluminum o stell version )

 - Easy installation for any Brompton Workshop on the world.

Why i made the new carbon fiber fork for Brompton World Championship 

Kind Regards

Giacomo Elia 

Risks and challenges

the greatest risk we could encounter is that our customers do not buy the carbon fork because the installation must be done in a mechanical workshop, even if very simple, there is a need for a mechanic for assembly and fixing with specific dynamo keys metrics to ensure correct operation and minimize the risk of a break in the steering tube.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    Piumanera Support

    A thank you email,
    Piumanera fans is welcome.

    Includes:
    • 20× greetings postcard
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €15 or more About $18

    Piumanera cycling hat

    A thank you email and cycling hat "Piumanera R1"

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €35 or more About $41

    Piumanera t-shirt and cycling hat

    A thank you email and some cool accessories, including:
    - Piumanera t-shirt R1 (black with logo)
    - Piumanera cycling hat

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €150 or more About $176

    Piumanera racing kit - Jk Team

    A special wood box with cool accessories, including:
    - Special Tyres for Brompton ( one set Strozzapreti ) with Inner tube valve 60mm
    - Piumanera t-shirt R1 (black with logo)
    - Piumanera cycling hat
    - Red Grips for Handlebar
    - Piumanera greetings postcard

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €650 or more About $764

    Piumanera R1 Fork

    Thank you very much, the goal is no far, the first 50 fork can be ordered at €650, saving €100 off the planned €750 including wood box and cycling hat special version "Piumanera R1" and Piumanera greetings postcard

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (45 days)