About this project
Full Windsor is a small start-up design company. We are based in London, UK, with our partner Catherine based in Portland, Oregon. We have recently released our two innovative foldable Quickfix and Foldnfix fenders.
There’s no need to go rummaging around in the shed, because attaching a quickfix fender is a tool-free procedure. Just click it on and away you go. And when you’re done, click it off, fold it up, and store it in your bag (in a plastic carrier bag if muddy) for another rainy day, leaving your bike looking great and clutter free. The quickfix attaches down the seat tube, protecting the backs of your upper legs and backside. Its origami design keeps it nice and rigid using your bicycles frame , but allows it to spring back and stay centred over the wheel when knocked, meaning it doesn't have to be constantly be re-adjusted while riding and is resistant to breakage.
For rainier months, our foldnfix fender offers full-time protection. Simply zip it on with cable ties (matching color ties included), then show Mother Nature who’s boss. Like the quickfix the foldnfix also attaches down the seat tube, protecting your upper legs and backside. And its origami design keeps it nice and rigid, but allows it to spring back when knocked, making it durable and resistant to breakage.
Our fenders come in 5 different colours, giving you a chance to match it to your own bikes colour scheme – black, white, blue, red and yellow.
Quickfix fender color choices
Foldnfix fender color choices
What's the money for?
Full Windsor has begun selling its innovative fenders in the UK, but is now looking to launch them in the US. We are looking for Kickstarter's help to distribute an initial order in the US. We are looking to raise $5000 in pledges. This will allow us to cover the minimum freight and manufacturing costs to bring an initial bulk shipment into the States. From there, we will hopefully be able to find a distributor to make the fenders viable to sell in US stores. This will be the first time Full Windsor’s fenders will be available anywhere inside the US. We plan for the Quickfix fender to retail at $25.00 and the Foldnfix fender for $20. We have discounted these prices by around 20% for Kickstarter pledges, as a thank you for helping us in our path to start selling in the US.
What bikes do the fenders work with?
Both our Quickfix and Foldnfix fenders are designed to fit the majority of road and hybrid bicycles. They also work with some hard tail mountain bikes. They are designed for bikes with paired seat stays and side-pull brakes. Unfortunately, our fenders will not work on bikes with wishbone seat stays and centre-pull calliper brakes. They’re no good for penny farthings and unicycles, either.
How durable are the fenders?
We’ve thoroughly tested our fenders in all conditions. They’re able to be folded countless times without deteriorating. They’re made from polypropylene plastic which is known for its great durability and ability to act as a living hinge. They’re also UV stable and are fine to leave outside – we recommend keeping them away from the dog, though.
When will the fenders be shipped out to pledges if successful?
You shoulds receive your fender(s) within 12 weeks of the project reaching its funding goal. This is due to the fenders having to be manufactured and shipped from London to Portland, and then for the fenders to be posted out.
Instructions are included on the fenders packaging - although we find most people get the knack of it very quickly.
When will these fenders hit US stores?
We are currently on the lookout for a US distributor that will be able to help us get our fenders into bike shops throughout the States. So hopefully with a distributor's help, you will be able to buy our fenders in a bike shop near you in the not too distant future.
Our fenders are sustainably designed as all the materials used are readily recyclable and the black fenders and packaging are made from recycled material. They also use very little energy to make as they are die cut instead of injection moulded, and all the off cuts are recycled at point of manufacture resulting in no by-product waste. They also weigh next to nothing (140g) and fold flat so are extremely efficient to ship
For Postage to Canada please add:
$6.00 to pledge amount for 1 or 2 fenders
$8.00 to pledge amount for 3 fenders
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