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By Marc Stadelmann
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About

MARKET NEED

90% of what the stem cap does is hidden away. The other 10% stares us in the face 100% of our rides. Prime Ad Space, Prime Art Space and Prime LOGO Space. At Pedal or Die Bicycle Works we are growing and always searching for a good canvas to represent our LOGO. In the stem cap world, nothing spoke to me. There was always a bolt through the middle of our art work. You know sometimes you are told you can't get exactly what you want. Well, I designed what I wanted, "The Oversized Stem Cap with the Hidden Bolt". The finished prototype is on my bike now, just for the joy of the ride.

SOLUTION

Design something that no one really needs. But you are thrilled to have on your bike. Put it out there and see what happens. We have been through the design phase. Now we are in the put it out there and see what happens phase.

FEATURES

Pure and Simple, in design and function, this is a "normal" stem cap. And has no limit of artistic value. In House or Custom art work. Just let your vanity run wild.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROTOTYPE AND PRODUCTION UNITS

Production will have 2 sizes Regular 1 and 1/8th inch round and Oversized 1 and 11/16th inch round and Base. Two colors anodized Black and Red. We can do 3 or 4 samples of art work for the Campaign and have the Backers vote on the most popular. No doubt some of you can do better or different, show me what you have and we can let the Backers vote on them too. 

Risks and challenges

RISKS AND CHALLENGES
In reading through the KICKSTARTER information the same problems seem to repeat themselves. That the Campaign promises the Backers to much and ends up in cost overruns. In most cases the money management calculations can be a little off. And then the words no Backer wants to hear "oops" or "not yet". To reduce risks, I have all the processes being done within 20 mile radius. My company truck and my self are responsible for all transportation of parts and delivery to post office for shipping. So we are working hard on making sure all the start up costs are covered. The most important is the manufacturing at RINCON ENGINNERING in Carpentaria CA.These start up costs are the most interesting. Nothing can be scratched on the way to the anodizing, Limon's Metal Finishing in Oxnard CA. After being etched at Jimani Inc. in Oxnard CA. Off to packaging, then shipping. The packaging problem has been solved. There is something off the shelve for this, little plastic boxes. All the socks we are offering are in stock and paid for. We have approx. 1800 pairs in 3 styles. Most Backers will receive what they ordered.
TIMELINE
We are looking at a 90 day turn around on this project after the Campaign is over. The Domestic orders will be shipped first, followed by the international orders. We strongly believe that all orders can be filled and delivered by March 2018. Our commitment for this KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN.

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