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€11
pledged of €48,000pledged of €48,000 goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 21 2016 12:30 PM UTC +00:00

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About

Bicycle cleaning in 5 minutes!

cycleWASH provides bike enthusiasts, retailers, repair shops & bike rental businesses the opportunity to expand their portfolio and broaden their service offerings. cycleWASH is world's first mobile bike cleaning machine. 

cycleWASH bike cleaning machine is a new invention based on an innovative design, which includes two rotating brushes, a pre-cleaning area and water recycling using 4 Filters stages. 

The bicycle is pre-cleaned and pushed slowly along the brushes in the main area of the machine. The bike is then turned around and pushed slowly again  from the other side for cleaning.

Product development

We need Your support to develop a new cycleWASH bike cleaning machine type, with brushes from both sides. This new positioning of the brushes will allow the customer to drag the bike slowly through the machine only once without turning around. The new design also allows a more compact design of the closed machine. The brushes will remove small dirt, dust and oil and will be collected in the water tank. The machine includes additional manual cleaning guns, to soften the dirt, spray difficult places. A front part of the machine can be used as a water collection tank for pre-wash procedure. Unique characteristics of our machines is their light weight, compact and robust construction, which allow you a easy transport. The folded machine can fit in a family station wagon.  

Common bike cleaning is time consuming and dirty that takes over half an hour. Furthermore, the sludge coming off the bikes can damage the environment. With our machine you can get good cleaning results only in a few minutes as well as the dirty water will be properly collected in a water tank.

Moreover, our current models can be fully automated so that users can pay electronically for the washes. The machine can be placed at a safe place with a water connection. We offer two year limited warranty on defective parts. The whole machine is built in Germany with parts sourced from highly respectable German suppliers. 

Capacity

With our machine you can clean up to 200 bikes in 8 working hours or more, depending on the washing procedure and the grade of dirt on the bikes.  

Technical Details 

  • Time in minutes of cleaning a bi-cycle 3-5 Minutes  
  • Amount of Water needed to clean one Bi-cycle between 0.3 l (without  prewash)  
  • Water tank capacity approx. 110 Litre  
  • Amount of Water in Circulation 17l/min
  • Machine Control system - PLC Standard
  • Water pressure for the machine: 2.8 bar
  • Total weight of the machine: approx. 80 kg 
  • Bicycle with guide rails fitted with rollers and integrated ramps on both side  
  • Due to low water pressure, its especially suited for e-bikes/Padelacs  • Uses specially developed Bio-degradable environmentally friendly cleaning agent  
  • Energy Used: (can be Solar powered) 240W @10 Ampere  
  • Operating Voltage: 24 V DC Input voltage: 230/110 V AC  
  • Control panel is CE certified and follows international safety and quality norms.  • Includes two industrial pumps, one for water circulation and the other for intensive prewashing using spray gun with nozzle spray spread over 80 degree angle 10 adjustable fog nozzles spray spread over 80 degree angle
  • 10 inch industrial washable filters and a special-pre-filter carpet selectable for fine and coarse dirt & mud particles 
  • Size of the machine when open approx. 1,44 m x 0,85 m x 0,95 m
  • Size when closed for transport in a standard family station wagon car: approx. 1,44 m x 0,85 m x 0,55 m

Further information

Please contact us at info@cyclewash.de in case you have further questions, request for technical information or business models. We are are there for you. 

For more details please visit www.cyclewash.de or our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/cyclewash.de

Team cycleWASH 

Risks and challenges

The risks are minimum as the machine is 95% developed and ready for sale. The challenge will be to produce more than 20 simultaneous machines.

Another challenge will be to get the certifications for countries outside of Europe in time for the bike season. But I am confident that with the support of our strong team we will be able to achieve this goal.

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Support

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    Pledge €5 or more About US$ 6

    A Big Thank You

    With this little donation you support our vision and we will be very thankful!

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    Pledge €20 or more About US$ 23

    A pack of Microfaser Cleaning cloth

    You support our vision to make bicyle cleaing practical and fun. As a thanks you get a set of 3 Microfaser Cleaning cloths with cycleWASH logo

    Includes:
    • Microfaser Cleaning cloth
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    Pledge €40 or more About US$ 45

    cycleWASH Bike Saddle Cover

    You support our vision to make bicyle cleaing practical and fun. As a thanks you get a set saddle cover with cycleWASH logo

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    Pledge €69 or more About US$ 78

    Mini Bike Toolset and Chain oil

    You receive a practical mini bike toolset and a can of spray oil for your chain a must after cleaning bikes

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    Pledge €129 or more About US$ 145

    cycleWASH Bike cover

    To keep your Bicycle protected from the elements we offer you an excellent cover for your bike with cycleWASH logo

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    Pledge €6,750 or more About US$ 7,609

    cycleWASH DUO Mobile

    A compact machine that will fit in the back of a family station wagon car, so you can take it to events, bike trails etc

    It uses two brushes to clean both sides of the bike simultaneously. The current production cycleWASH machine has two brushes cleaning only one side of the bike then you need to turn the bike and clean the other side. Please refer to the video.

    With this new construction of cycleWASH DUO Mobile will enable you to clean both sides your bike simultaneously so that you do not need to turn and clean the other side.

    It will also have behind a pre-wash area where dirt can be softened that helps cleaning the bike easily with the two vertical brushes.

    Included are also high pressure cleaning pistole and high torque rotating brushes.

    Our backers are getting a one time offer and only on this limited quantity.

    We will deliver the cycleWASH DUO Mobile to you in time for the 2017 bike season. So you dont need to worry about cleaning bikes.

    With cycleWASH you can enhance your existing business offering additional services making your customers happy.

    Our machine is a must have for bike shops, bike rentals, gas stations, hotels etc.

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Funding period

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