Being 7 feet tall I have always been searching for the perfect sized bike. Once I found it, I have been seeking ways how to make my ride more enjoyable and comfortable. I ride my bike to work every day and I am sick of small, ugly, non-portable or expensive frame bags or backpacks. Since I came up with an idea and design for Bikegab I have been spending all my free time to tune up all the details to make sure it fits everybody's needs and wants.
Bikegab is portable hand made leather frame bag for your bicycle. We are using high quality oil tan leather, and 100% cotton to provide you with 2 in 1 fashionable bicycle and crossbody bag that is durable at the same time. Bikegab holds all the necessary essentials for your everyday life and ride.
Design is simple, but versatile. If you don't want to use Bikegab as a crossbody bag, you don't have to. Removable straps allow you to use Bikegab only for your bike and vice versa. Unisex design is perfect for everybody!
- Back pocket for quick access
- Phone pocket (inside)
- Removable and adjustable shoulder strap
- Multiple options for attaching bag to your bicycle
- Side strap to attach the bag to the seat tube
- Leather prevents any slipping
- Main pocket - 11 x 9 inches (27.94 x 22.86 cm)
- Back pocket - 8.5 x 7 inches (21.59 x 17.78 cm)
- Phone pocket - 7.5 x 5 inches (19.05 x 12.7 cm)
I need help from Kickstarters to raise money for durable industrial sewing machine that will be specifically for leather and allow me to manufacture Bikegab and possibly other leather products. All Bikegabs are hand made, but I need more tools for working with leather that would help me to make each bag perfect and assure the quality. I am a marketing professional, and not a designer. I created Bikegab to suit my needs and wants and I appreciate any feedback! If you have any comments on how to improve functionality or design I will be more than happy to hear them.
Each bag will be made from high quality oil tan leather, which is more durable and water resistant, and 100% cotton or leather removable shoulder strap.
Budget break down (for 40 bags):
Leather and hardware - $1000
Sewing machine - $1400
Additional tools - $340
Packaging and shipping - $500
Kickstarter fees - $360
Total - $3600
Leather keychain - $15
Hand made leather keychain with Bikegab logo or your initials. Your choice!
T-shirt with Bikegab logo - $25
Tool case (tools not included) - $45
Bikegab, high quality oil tan leather bike frame bag with 100% cotton shoulder strap.
Super early bird (April 2016 ) - $75
Early bird (May 2016) - $85
Bikegab (June 2016) - $95
Bikegab leather strap option (June 2016) - $104
Bikegab leather strap and custom engraving (June 2016) - $119
Bikegab & personal video -$125
Bikegab, high quality oil tan leather bike frame bag with 100% cotton shoulder strap & personal video how was YOUR Bikegab made from cutting the leather to bringing the packing to the post office.
Bikegab & tool case - $130
Bikegab, high quality oil tan leather bike frame bag with 100% cotton shoulder strap & leather tool case that fits multi tool, tire repair kit, and tire lever.
The total package - $170
Bikegab, T-shirt, tool case, and keychain.
Leather seen on the pictures and videos is not leather I am going to use for final products. However the color will be very similar, but the quality will be same or even higher.
Final product will be even higher quality due to using professional sewing machine and tools that I don't have on hand at the moment. This will be thanks to you Kickstarters!
Risks and challenges
LEATHER SUPPLY AND PRODUCTION
I have contacted several leather wholesalers that will be able to provide me with high quality oil tan leather needed for the bags. Leather seen on the pictures and videos is not the leather I am going to use for final products. However the color will be very similar, and the quality will be same or even higher. I will be making the bags myself or I will be outsourcing parts of the production locally (in a case of bigger quantity) so I feel confident that there shouldn't be any hiccups moving forward.
I will be using USPS to ship all packages. This should provide fast and safe fulfillment for all USA backers. Since each country has different rules on importing goods I can not guarantee that there won't be any problems with that. Usually there are no problems, but there may be delays due to customs for countries outside of the U.S.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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