About this project
My name is Dave Custer
Im a cycling enthusiast and designer for Max Mfg in Bend, OR.
The Bike Dock was created to make a cylists life better.
Years ago I moved into a small upstairs studio near downtown Bend. With no room to park multiple bikes in the single car garage, I needed another way to store them. I wanted more than a generic wall rack, I wanted something that was an integral part of my cycling experience. I enjoy building, riding and looking at the bikes I own and I wanted a storage solution that reflected that enjoyment. The Bike Dock was created to do more than hold a bike on a wall, it was designed to organize ALL your Bike gear.......and look good when it wasnt.
With your pledges, we want to introduce the Bike Dock to as many cyclists as we can.
We have worked hard to get costing down and keep production right here in Bend, Oregon. With your support, we can do just that by getting the production numbers where we need them. With design and testing dialed, and almost 4 years of use and abuse on walls, we are ready to put them into the hands of the public knowing its a quality design. Once we have your 100% funding support, production for 200 units is lined up right here in Bend Oregon. If we need more, our production facility can handle it. We will begin the process of production the week funding is released, with a plan to ship as soon as they come out of the powdercoat oven....all warm and toasty. We are estimating a late Sept/ early Oct delivery but are confident it will happen sooner.
Our overseas backers will be subject to actual shipping charges, sorry.
Risks and challenges
As a fabrication facility in Bend, Oregon... We are aware of production challenges. We have worked closely for years with the powdercoating vendor involved with this project, everything else we do IN HOUSE!! After discussions with all, we dont see any major stumbling spots in the production timeline of Bike Docks. The biggest challenge for us is getting the design in front of the bicycling community so they know something like this is out there as an option.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We always suggest mounting directly to studs with the hardware provided.
We have 1" slots (see picture) on 16" centers, to match construction techniques in the U.S.
We have mounted dry wall only with the correct Molly type anchors with no problems.
We have tested wood stud mounted Bike Docks to 70lbs, more than even the heaviest of bikes out there.
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