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The compact bike protector that you can take out riding to stop annoying damage. Innovative wrap-around design saves on cost and space.
The compact bike protector that you can take out riding to stop annoying damage. Innovative wrap-around design saves on cost and space.
90 backers pledged £13,816 to help bring this project to life.

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What is Franks' Bike Blanket?

Franks' Bike Blanket is a continuous membrane of protective material that looks at the bike along a different axis than conventional bike bags and boxes to wrap the essential - and easily damaged (!) - parts of a bicycle such as the derailleur, the chainring and the frame and stop them being damaged with ease and speed.

By being one single piece of material, it's straightforward to put on by simply following the line of the bike frame and completing it's circumnavigation of the frame near the handlebars.

Where did this comes from?

The Bike Blanket came into being because I was forever damaging my bike frame - who doesn't?! – be it on a bike rack when taking it in the car somewhere, on the train when coming back from somewhere and around the home; it was constantly getting knocked or scratched.

I didn't want to put it into a bike bag - it wouldn't fit in the car in a bike bag anyway and a bike bag just simply wasn't that convenient because it takes time to break the bike down. 

I wanted simplicity - something to cover the essentials of the bike quickly, easily and to do the job well.

It’s a big problem - I spoke to lots of other cyclists and found they too had the same problems; the functionality of traditional bike protectors left many instances where they were useless - enter the bike blanket!

Finally, cost - I also wasn't prepared to pay the cost for a bike bag to use it just a handful of times - I'm not a pro-rider transporting my bike around the world. I just wanted a simple, cost-effective solution. 

This is where I decided to invent something for myself: introducing Franks' Bike Blanket.

What are people saying about Franks' Bike Blanket?


So hang on, tell me how it works exactly?

 Why it works!

It's a new way of looking at the problems encountered when cycling and looking after your bike. You can take this with you easily, put this in your bag, or even your bib shorts if you like!

 1. It Saves Time - Franks' Bike Blanket can be put onto the bike in under 60 seconds as you don't have to break the bike down to put it on.

2. It's convenient. The Bike Blanket is practical - have you seen the size of bike bags/boxes?! - you can fit this in a jersey pocket if you like.

3. It's cost effective -cheaper than your conventional bike protectors. Fancy paying up to £399 for a bag/box then have to break your bike down and all that money just to use it once or twice a year, if that...Nope. Fancy getting the Bike Blanket and using it ALL the time? YEAH!

4. It's travel sized. Take it with you! Coming home via public transport? Use Bike Blanket. Taking your bike on a bike rack? Use Bike Blanket. 

5. It works - it fixes to all the parts of the bike that damage easily. Job done. Plus it's elasticated meaning it can fit to bikes of different shapes and sizes.

 Why use Franks' Bike Blanket?

The 'size' question

We've designed the Bike Blanket fit a medium size road bike frame (56cm) and to stretch to cover up to 58cm and stay taut down to 54cm. We'll be looking to extend the range of products in the near future to account for much smaller and much larger road bikes.

We'll also be looking create a range for mountain bikes and touring/hybrid bikes.

Why we need your help

We have the capabilities to get the Bike Blanket produced, but we don't have the capital it takes to invest in the further aesthetic design tweaks the Bike Blanket needs AND to order our first production run. The manufacturer is only able to take orders for the Bike Blanket in large numbers.

That’s where we need your help! When you pledge you get a tangible product to show off to your mates and something to easily and simply protect the bike you cherish - Win Win!

You can also help us reach our goal by sharing our campaign with your friends! Use the links at the top of the page to help our brand conquer the roads and bikes racks of the world!

Where are we right now?

We are confident that we have come up with a great design that addresses everything you need out of a bike protector. We have made production quality prototypes that we are happy with and we feel good in progressing to the final product.

 CAD design work

We are confident that we have come up with a great design that addresses everything you need out of a bike protector. We have made production quality prototypes that we are happy with and we feel good in progressing to the final product.

On top of that, we've done the following...

  • We've applied for a patent for Franks' Bicycle Blanket to secure the design rights and have patent pending in place.
  • We've secured a renowned manufacturer to produce the units and have made numerous quality prototypes.
  • We've got designers working to finesse the design and standing by ready to work with the manufacturers to set up the machinery for full production once the campaign is fully backed.
  • We've set up the boring (but essential!) bits like the corporate structure, the tax stuff and the logistics for the BB.
  • And we've now informed you!

When we will deliver:

If we are successful in reaching our goal, we can start on production of the Bicycle Blanket as soon as our campaign ends and we've signed of the final samples. The tooling and samples will take approximately 2 weeks, and production of the Bike Blanket will take another 4 weeks. We will get all the units into our office a week after that, and ship them out as fast as we can.

We expect to get all of the orders out by the end August if not sooner, so you can cycle in the knowledge your bike will soon be all snug in it's Bike Blanket!

Risks and challenges

We're here on Kickstarter because we're ready to create a company that delivers user-focussed high-quality Bike Blankets to the nation and beyond! Here are the steps we've have taken to help mitigate the risks of doing this for the first time.

We have worked closely with an experienced manufacturer to develop several prototypes of the Bike Blanket, together we have addressed design and production risks. The manufacturer is an expert in bike products and rubberised material.

We have sourced experts to fulfil each stage of the manufacturing, freight and delivery process. That means, whilst my invention is new to the world, your Bike Blanket and its delivery is in the hands of people who know what they are doing!

We understand our limitations. I'll be updating you with info about our progress so you'll be first to know how it's going, where we are with development and production. I have created a timetable to allow for the inevitable bumps in the road so that you can start using your Bike Blanket as soon as possible.

We promise our backers that we will do everything possible to deliver on spec and on time. We will always keep you in the know with progress updates and never leave you hanging.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    --- Bicycle Blanket-tastic ---

    Support Bicycle Blanket and we'll be so grateful that we'll give you exclusive content, invite you to be part of our photoshoots, send you a personal video message.

    Your pledge will help get the campaign in front of more people so you'll be helping us twice- thanks!

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    Pledge £39 or more About $56

    ---- Early-bird...blanket ----

    Just think of all those times you've knocked or chipped your bike. Think of the times you've winched when other bikes have knocked against yours. When you put your bike on your bike rack and how it might not come off the same!
    Now think of how great it would to have one of our Bike Blankets!

    For supporting us early you'll be one of the first people in the world to get the Bike Blanket to cuddle up to your ride. You'll get yours a month before the rest, too! Bonus!

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    Pledge £49 or more About $70

    ---- Bike Blanket Heroes ----

    Roll up, Roll up! Come and get your Bike Blanket. Just think of the annoyance the last time you chipped your bike and now think how much your bike will love this!

    No more chain grease on clothing, no more scratches caused by transporting your ride. Support us and get a bike blanket to protect the thing you love. You'll be among the first people on the planet to get a Bicycle Blanket.

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    Pledge £99 or more About $141

    ---- Peloton special ----

    Rolling with the big boys? We get it. You have several bikes. You have a shed or garage with them in hung up, sparkling clean and they probably total more than the car outside your house, right? Well, get your self a bulk order of three Bike Blankets to wrap your multiple pride and joys.

    No more knocked frames, no more scratches in transit. You'll be among the first people on the planet to get a Bicycle Blanket.

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    Pledge £300 or more About $428

    ---- Peloton special .v2 ----

    Hello big shot! You either own A LOT of bikes or your riding with a cycle club. Get 10 Bicycle blankets and share with your mates. They'll probably let you draft them for the next month or so off the back of such a kind offering.

    Remember, no more knocked frames, no more scratches in transit. You'll be among the first team or club on the planet to get Bicycle Blankets which will make you look extra slick on your club rides.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $713

    ---- Peloton special .v3 ----

    Fancy looking like a pro tour team? Get 25 Bicycle blankets smoother all of your club's bikes with neoprene protection and see the scratch and chip count drop dramatically.

    You're competing at events. You're travelling regularly with your bikes and you want to keep them safe and secure without the hassle and effort required with a bike box. Can you imagine Sagan messing about with a bike box?! Hell no. Everyone should be a bit more like Sagan.

    Remember, no more knocked frames, no more scratches in transit. You'll be among the first team or club on the planet to get Bicycle Blankets which will make you look extra slick on your club rides.

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