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!
£27,440 (We go live! With a henry ford model colour selection)
£41,160 (Latches are offered in 4 extra colours colours)
£54,880 (Lids and latches are offered in 4 extra colours)
£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!
£10 (hand made recycled inner tube coasters)
£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)
£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
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.
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.
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