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€525
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€525
pledged of €50,000pledged of €50,000 goal
10
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 9 2015 6:13 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hello everyone!

Mechanical bicycle lift for parking bicycles
Mechanical bicycle lift for parking bicycles
 
Parkis
Parkis
We are more than happy to be able to introduce you to our project named PARKIS. We will tell you about the idea, process, what we have now and our future plans. 

IDEA

The idea of PARKIS is born in our little balcony where we tried to place all bicycles of our four member family. And it didn't succeed. 

My dad looked for any suitable tool that would make our bicycles to fit in the balcony. He saw ropes, racks and vertical stands, but all constructions were hard to use - if you want to put your bicycle you need to use much of your energy - you need to lift your bicycle up. And obviously, it is not the most comfortable way. Especially if you were cycling already for a while and you come back home very tired..

So that idea came from the problem that there are no suitable construction that could help people to place their bicycles. That's how my dad (who is now also the owner of PARKIS:)) started to create his own tool who would work mechanically and wouldn't require energy. 

PROCESS

So it started..  It took more than 12 months and he made more than 8 examples. The first ones were made from wood with standard details:

The first sample
The first sample

When we show the first prototype to our friends, they kept saying: it's genial idea, it works great!  When we can buy it? 

So we started to improve this sample with help of specialists - engineers, designers and metal parts suppliers. 

We talked with many professionals who liked our idea, who and wanted to work together. The member of our team - professional engineer-constructor Leonas Aleksandrovichius - made drawings, my dad ordered metal details, plastic details were printed with 3D printer.

WHAT WE HAVE NOW 

We have a bicycle parking lift where you can place your bicycle without using your energy (you can lift your bicycle to vertical position using one hand - that you can see the best in video). It is easy to use and easy to mount to wall. 

We have two versions of PARKIS - with turning mechanism and without (the simple version). With turning mechanism you can lift your bicycle and then turn it to wall to make even more space in your parking place.

with turning mechanism
with turning mechanism
simple mechanism
simple mechanism

PLAN "bringing to life"

Now we are going to bring  PARKIS to life. So the plan is to start mass production. For that we need your help, guys! We need to collect more than 50000€ to start our project -  to improve and prepare drawings for mass manufacture, to make stamps to mold plastic, metal details and to order another necessary tools. If we have everything we need, than we can start mass production and in 2016 spring we can send first products to our backers. 

We want to make life of cyclists easier. But only you can help us. It depends only on you how quickly Parkis will grow to useful and helpful item in everyone's home.    

If you are interested in our project, we are constantly looking for investors or business partners to make it work together. 

For more information you can always check our website:

www.parkis.eu

We are looking forward to get to know you!  

Thank you for your attention! 

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Risks and challenges

If we don't succeed, we will still work on this project.
With kickstarter we could make Parkis available for reasonable price and we could start it in a short time. And if we don't succeed, then it will take long till we bring Parkis to mass production.

But anyway we will be grateful for any feedback we will get from kickstarter community.

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    Pledge €4 or more About $4

    A very big thankyou for believing in our idea and supporting out project ! We are very grateful.

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    Pledge €40 or more About $44

    A VERY BIG thankyou. From this amount you are our partner - you are believing in our project just like we are. Your name will be place in our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/parkis.eu.
    Thank you thank you!

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    Pledge €250 or more About $277

    You get 1 PARKIS (simple version). You are one of the first who have the possibility to use our unique mechanical bicycle lift - PARKIS !!! Your name will be place in our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/parkis.eu. And of course you get a enormous thank you for your participation in our project!

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    Pledge €290 or more About $322

    You get 1 PARKIS (version with turning mechanism). You are one of the first who have the possibility to use our unique mechanical bicycle lift - PARKIS !!! Your name will be place in our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/parkis.eu. And of course you get a enormous thank you for your participation in our project!

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    Pledge €480 or more About $532

    You get TWO bicycle lifts - Parkis (simple version). Your name will be place in our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/parkis.eu.
    You get also a very good feeling that you are helping people to making their dreams come true. ! Thank you for your support!

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