Project image
)}
£846
pledged of £27,440pledged of £27,440 goal
12
backers
23days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, June 11 2019 7:00 PM UTC +00:00.

Philip FindenBy Philip Finden
First created
Philip FindenBy Philip Finden
First created
£846
pledged of £27,440pledged of £27,440 goal
12
backers
23days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, June 11 2019 7:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About


Bike bins are not like any other bicycle pannier storage system on the market.

They’re strong, very water resistant, lockable and most importantly .......made in Britain.


Want to know more? 

We invite you to read all about the Bike Bin below and our FAQ section!

Bike Bins was originally developed by Sam Lowings, a retired engineer and property developer

14 years ago he embarked on an incredible cycling journey across the continent of Russia! Sam covered a total distance of 13,720 km by bike discovering the delights of what Europe and Russia have to offer.

During his ride, came a current frustration that even modern day pannier bag using cyclists are faced with........Poor quality construction, failure against the weather and not enough protection for contents against accidental damage.

Once back from his adventures Sam developed the idea for bike bins to solve his frustration with current pannier bags. Handmade prototypes were produced that came up with the bold shape, that allows for you to pedal while optimising storage space. Security and latches were also added enabling you to keep your contents safe and stack more on-top if needed.

Fast forward to today and young entrepreneur Phil Finden is taking them helm on this fantastic project to relaunch bike bins into the bicycle industry. With 18 years of cycling related experience he brings a wealth of knowledge from the Likes of Garmin, Knog and a suite of bike retailers.


Its time for this great British product to shine again, and you can be a part of the movement.


The goal is to reach over £27,440.... This enables Phil to relocate the injection tooling to a local manufacturer and start the process along with miscellaneous tooling modifications to update the bike bin and prepare for production.

We have also budgeted for close to cost postage and packaging, this includes a box and protective packaging. Your contribution will bring this product back to the world wide cycling market and kickstart the company that will support and develop the products future.

The Bike Bin is a bicycle pannier bag replacement, it's made from recyclable materials here in Britain.

Unlike current pannier bags, that offer poor protection from the elements or very little bump and knock protection. Bike bins 2.5mm plastic construction not only provides that much needed defence for your precious cargo, but is also heavily water resistant (Think British weather) and lockable.

The 17.5ltr storage capacity stores your much needed luggage for a range of uses, including a good food shop and space for fragile gear and tech. The Rixen and Kaul "Klickfix" fittings provide strong attachment on most pannier racks for the front and rear of a bicycle.

Rixen and Kaul Provide the fittings, this way you can be safe in knowing that spares are easily available worldwide.

The fitting we choose has the ability to rotate and lock over the pannier rack tubing, ensuring your Bike Bin will stay on the bike on even the roughest roads.

Theres plenty of rooms in the Bike Bin regardless of the type of riding you do.

Whether you are riding your bike as part of your daily commute or going on a long cycling trip, the space within a bike bin will be perfect for your needs.

We need your help! 

Share the project with your friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues... With more funding we can add more colour options!

Goal #1

£27,440 (We go live! With a henry ford model colour selection) 

Goal #2 

£41,160 (Latches are offered in 4 extra colours colours)

Goal #3 

£54,880 (Lids and latches are offered in 4 extra colours)

Goal #4 

£68,600 (Boxes, Lids and latches are offered in 4 extra colours) 

Inspired by British Motor Corps colour palette, who created the Mini that celebrates is 60th anniversary this year. We felt that this colour palette is timeless in design, and will provide a good amount of visibility without looking garish on your bike. 

We need your help! Share the project with your friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues... With more social likes on instagram and Facebook we can give our supporters stickers and stainless steel hardware for free!!!


100 facebook + 100 instagram Followers  

(Everyone gets a pair of reflective black stickers)


 500 facebook + 500 instagram Followers

 (Everyone gets a pair of reflective stickers with three colours to choose from)


 5000 facebook + 5000 instagram Followers  

 (Everyone gets a pair of extra large reflective stickers with three colours to choose from) 


 10,000 facebook + 10,000 instagram Followers 

 (Everyone gets stainless steel hardware)


Like the idea but don't have a bike? wanna support the cause without buying a bin? 

Why don't you check out one of our supporting rewards below!

 Just Coasting

£10 (hand made recycled inner tube coasters)

 Tea Bag 

£12 (Bike Bins reusable shopping bag, made and printed in the Britain)

Have a drink on us

£15 (Bike Bins water bottle, tea bag included)


Bag’a TEE 

£20 (Bike Bins tee shirt, made and printed in Britain) 


 First 100 = £45

 (numbered with a metal plaque and limited edition latch colour)


1 Bin = £45

 (Single bin, with fittings ready to roll in style)


 A pair of Bins = £80 

 (two bins at a reduced cost with fittings ready to roll in style)


 Two pairs of Bins = £150 

 (four bins at a reduced cost with fittings ready to roll in style, club together with a friend or load yourself up with 70 litres of storage)


 The Crown Jewels = £3000!!!!

 (Two bins covered in Swarovski crystals, as unique as ST Edwards crown itself!)


 The Royal Flush = £13720!!!!

 (13720km is the distance Sam originally travelled across Russia, are you feeling flush? Having a good day? good.... For your generosity you'll get the first pair of boxes from production hand delivered by me (if your in the UK) with a promise to ride the distance on Zwift in 365 days)

Risks and challenges

Production:
We’re in the fortunate position of having many years of experience with bike products.
Therefore, we understand the risks that can occur in the production process.
As with any physical item, flaws not picked up in the rigorous testing phase are possible.
That’s why we offer warranty on parts and production of 24 months.

Delivery:
One challenge we have considered is blasting past our funding goal and coping with a larger direct-to-consumer delivery than we're used to.
However, we have already planned for this and have lined up several options for help and assistance in shipping and customer service.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

Bike bins are made from recyclable materials, so the product can be reused to create something else if/when you stop using the bike bin

Reusability and recyclability

Bike bins are made from recyclable materials, so the product can be reused to create something else if/when you stop using the bike bin

Sustainable materials

Bike bins are made from recyclable materials, so the product can be reused to create something else if/when you stop using the bike bin

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    £
    About $13
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.28

    Give Us A Quid

    A quick nod for nothing in return.
    And a warm fuzzy feeling inside.

    Includes:
    • A good feeling you've supported Bike Bins for nothing in return.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    £
    About US$ 1.28
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 6

    Lady Godiva

    A valiant effort to save taxes, just like the Lady back in the day.

    Includes:
    • A good feeling you've supported Bike Bins for nothing in return.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    £
    About US$ 6
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    Just Coasting

    Support the cause and get a pair of hand made recycled inner tube coasters.

    Includes:
    • A pair of hand made recycled inner tube coasters.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    About US$ 13
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £12 or more About US$ 15

    Tea Bag

    Support the cause and get a limited edition Bike Bins reusable shopping bag, made and printed in the Britain.

    Includes:
    • A limited edition Bike Bins reusable shopping bag.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    About US$ 15
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £15 or more About US$ 19

    Have A Drink On Us

    Support the cause and get a Limited edition Bike Bins water bottle, tea bag included.

    Includes:
    • A limited edition Bike Bins water bottle, tea bag included.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    About US$ 19
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £20 or more About US$ 26

    Bag O' Tee

    Support the cause and get a Limited edition Bike Bins tee shirt, made and printed in Britain.

    Includes:
    • A Limited edition Bike Bins Tee Shirt
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    About US$ 26
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge £40 or more About US$ 51

    I Luva'bit Of Schwag

    Water bottle, Coasters and a Tee shirt all in a Bag!

    Includes:
    • A Limited edition Bike Bins Tee Shirt
    • A limited edition Bike Bins reusable shopping bag.
    • A pair of hand made recycled inner tube coasters.
    • A limited edition Bike Bins water bottle, tea bag included.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    About US$ 51
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge £45 or more About US$ 58

    First 100

    numbered with a metal plaque and limited edition latch colour

    Includes:
    • Limited edition Bike Bin
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (96 left of 100) 4 backers
    £
    About US$ 58
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge £45 or more About US$ 58

    One Bike Bin

    Single bin, with fittings ready to roll in style.

    Includes:
    • Bike Bin Pannier Box
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    £
    About US$ 58
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge £80 or more About US$ 102

    A pair of Bike Bins

    Two Bike Bins at a reduced cost with fittings ready to roll in style.

    Includes:
    • Bike Bin Pannier Box
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    £
    About US$ 102
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge £150 or more About US$ 192

    Two pairs of Bike Bins

    Four Bike Bins at a reduced cost with fittings ready to roll in style,
    club together with a friend or load yourself up with 68 litres of storage.

    Includes:
    • Bike Bin Pannier Box
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    About US$ 192
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge £3,000 or more About US$ 3,837

    The Crown Jewels

    Two of a kind! Two Bike Bins covered in Swarovski crystals, as unique as St Edwards crown itself!

    Includes:
    • Limited edition Bike Bins covered in Swarovski crystals.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (1 left of 1) 0 backers
    £
    About US$ 3,837
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge £6,860 or more About US$ 8,774

    The Royal Flush

    13720km is the distance Sam originally travelled across Russia, are you feeling flush?
    Having a good day? You'll get the first pair of Bike Bins from production hand delivered by
    me with a promise to ride the distance on Zwift in 365 days.

    Includes:
    • The First Pair of Bike Bins Made
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (4 left of 4) 0 backers
    £
    About US$ 8,774
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.