About this project
We would like to thank all our backers who made Foldylock a reality!
Our Kickstarter campaign is over, but you can still order your Foldylock on our website
What is Foldylock?
Foldylock will retail at 95 USD.
With Foldylock on your Bike everything will look nicer
How it all began.......
Well… We can't exactly pinpoint the moment we thought to ourselves: That's a great idea! Let's try to make it happen! But sometime around 4 years ago we started to formulate the Foldylock idea in our discussions. Living in Tel Aviv certainly raises the chances that bicycles will come up as a discussion topic…Basically everyone you know in the city has had his bike stolen from him. As a group of bicycle fanatics we talked about how hard it is to find a lock that will satisfy you these days. In modern urban lifestyle everything comes down to fashion and quality. Bike theft is all over the place and good, reliable locks are really expensive and tend to be quite unfashionable. Why can't we find a quality lock with the elegance of a well designed product? Just as the first glimmer of an idea began to come to life, one of our best friends, Dan, told us that he just saw the cinema classic The Bicycle Thief by Vittorio De Sica and this led to think about us and all our ideas about bicycles. Dan said why don't you guys go for it…I guess he just got tired of listening to all of our fantasies on a weekly basis…. After a while Dan's remark still echoed in our minds and we decided to go for it. We stared brainstorming about the concept till we had a clear vision of what we wanted to create.
From the first spark to a Product
In order to bring the Foldylock to our supporters we have established a detailed production plan. High standards are essential for Foldylock to become a cutting edge product. These standards require an efficient and comprehensive plan that will guarantee quality and elegance
We believe that our detailed production plan will help us make the Foldylock the amazing product we dreamt of. We have sourced a few different suppliers (Steel, Aluminum, Plastic, CNC…) each excellent in his field of expertise, so they will help us guarantee that each part will be manufactured with great precision so it all combines to the great lock we envisioned. Like in nature we fully believe that great parts create an extraordinary whole!
What makes Foldylock such a great lock?
Foldylock is made out of six hardened steel links covered with plastic reinforced with fiberglass to protect your bike frame from scratches. Connecting rivets are designed with VSR rivet technology against drilling. Foldylock is rust free and has an anti drilling cylinder that is protected in a hardened steel housing.
Easy to Carry:
The Foldylock has a designated case that's easily mounted to any bike frame.
Mount it with the water bottle fixing screws OR with two specially designed straps (Supplied with the Foldylock).
Not just a strong Bulky Lock:
Usually when thinking of a good and reliable bike lock you instantly imagine a heavy and bulky lock.
The Foldylock combines the quality of a premium bike lock with the elegance of a well designed product.
September 2013: Kickstarter launch.
October 2013: Third round of plastic injection trials (Hopefully the final one..... :) ).
November : Assembly of first batch and delivery to Early Birds. Start working on the second batch.
December: Assembly of second batch and deliveries. Start working on third batch.
January 2014: Final deliveries.
We need your support!!!
Till now we have finished our design and tooling planning. We have created a handful of working prototypes (that you have seen in the Movie) and we are ready to go..
We have sourced some amazing manufacturers that are helping us turning this dream into reality.
In order to get their full cooperation we need to finish paying for tooling costs and place initial purchase orders. We need your support to take our project to the next level!
In our vision We develop innovative and unique well designed locking products for the urban mobility world.
The Foldylock Team.
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Risks and challenges
We have taken the following steps to ensure that we deliver the best quality product:
- Extensively tested prototypes for performance and durability.
- We have collaborated with a quality assurance company that has 20 years of experience in the QA field, to insure that all products are manufactured according to our specifications and are all going to be tested before delivery.
We have established working relationships with experienced manufacturers in the relevant fields of production.
We are confident that with the right partners we will get the great results we are aiming for.
We are totally confident with the Foldylock! We hope you will share that confidence with us.
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