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David LangerBy David Langer
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David LangerBy David Langer
First created
$9,679
pledged of $24,000pledged of $24,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, January 29 2019 8:22 PM UTC +00:00

About

ARE YOU READY TO ROLL?

Have you always wanted to be your own boss? If a brick and mortar shop or food truck are out of your budget, then consider the Raptor. It's a chance to own your own business at a fraction of the cost. Whether it's a growers market, A street corner or a special event, this feature rich, micro cafe attracts people's attention and rings the register!

The Raptr is designed for anyone who wants to hit the road and start their own mobile business. Whether you plan on selling drinks, food items, retail products or providing information the Raptr is designed for many different layouts and needs.

Customize YOUR Raptr

We offer a variety of options including a motorized version, the ability to sell hot drinks like coffee and tea, and a system to serve keg oriented drinks like beer, lemonade, kombutcha & cold brew.

GET MOTORIZED!

Give your legs a rest and save your energy for the "show" by adding a Dapu 500 watt brushless rear motor. This provides pedal assist at 6 levels with an additional zero option that allows throttle control without pedaling. The motor can power the bike to 20 mph using the battery only.

The motor is powered by a rechargable Lithium battery. It is seated in a removable pack and comes with a USB port. The battery is 36v/13ah and will run for about 6 hours on a single charge. It has an estimated range of 20 to 35 miles, depending on how much you pedal!

HEAT THINGS UP!

Want to serve up something hot? Simpy fire up the gas stove and you are good to go! This fits securely into it's own drawer and you can secure your propane tank in an OSHA compliant safety box.  

TAP THAT KEG!

Serve any carbonated or nitrogen-based drink by grabbing the optional stainless steel tap system. Simply attached this to your kegs and gas cylinders and you are ready to serve. Everything is easily accessible via the large top access door!

Franchise-Free Functionality

The Raptr is loaded with a ton of standard features. This bike is designed to get you there with ease, in style, and by the safest means possible! You'll have plenty of storage space to get all your essentials inside and lots of power to get everything up and running. And when the customers start lining up, you can be fully confident that you are operating the most advanced bike on the market!

 Travel comfortably, confidently

  • 6 speed shimano gear - get to where you're going with ease, using one of the most reliable gear systems in the industry
  • Wide-track road tires - with two 20" front wheels and one 24" rear wheel, so there is no need to stick to normal bike paths!
  • HUD - Heads Up Display - get the info you need like speed, distance traveled, pedal assist level and battery charge.

Power/Charging System 

  • 180 watt solar panel - let mother nature charge your system by utilizing this large (50" L x 33-1/4" W) panel
  • Solar charge controller - 12v / 24v 10 amp
  • PMU - Power Management Unit - 4 port fuse box with Mighty Max 12V battery and charging system

Health Code Compliant:

  • NSF deep basin sink - large stainless steel sink measuring 14" L x 10" W x 10" D
  • Water Management System - A 7.5 Gal Fresh water tank combines with a 11.5 Gal waste water tank
  • Stainless Steel counter top - ANSI compliant so you can safely sanitize your work area

Storage 

  • Easy open top access door - Large enough for easy access, measuring 18" L x 12" W
  • Storage drawer for cashbox, menus, or the optional gas stove
  • Fold-down locking door - OSHA compliant box measures 16'L x 25" D x 23" H
  • Rear rack - made of aluminum with a 80 lb capacity

Safety

  • Rear Safety Reflectors - standard on non-motorized models
  • Rear Reflector / Led Braking Light - on motorized version only
  • Double braking system - air-cooled disc brakes on front and v-brake on back

Other features:

  • carbon steel frame - heavy duty and built to last 
  • scisssor folding mechanism - allows you to store or transport in 6' truck bed or trailer
  • durable canopy - keep your goods protected from the elements and use the banner holder to advertise.

A technical walk-thru

Want more? Here's a visual presentation on some of the key elements on the Raptr - like the water, the propane and the charging systems.

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 Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter has proven itself to be a platform where project creators, with the help of like-minded entrepreneurs and "early adopters", can bring innovative products into the marketplace.

We believe the Kickstarter community can help us bring the Raptr to the masses. Our manufacturing partners need a minimum financial commitment from us to get started on a larger manufacturing run. This is why we have set our funding goal to $21,500. Hitting this funding goal allows us to place a larger order with our manufacturing partners.

With you help, we will deliver a franchise-free micro cafe that is quality made and truly affordable!

Shipping Charges 

All units will be carefully packed and shipped in a custom crate for maximum protection. All orders will include online tracking and insurance. The shipping charges are based on where you are located in the US. The shipping costs are: 

  • Blue Zone: $500                                                                           
  • Red Zone: $500 
  • Orange Zone: $550 
  • Green Zone $600 

Please note: You will need to add the appropriate shipping charge to your pledge amount when you select your reward. 

It is also possible to pick up your Raptr at our office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you decide to do so, you will get a full refund of the shipping costs. You will be able to choose this option after the campaign

Rewards

In addition to the Raptr itself, we are also offering a bit of bling to the reward section. Lend you support by grabbing a logo popping mug or t-shirt. If you love coffee, try our fresh-roasted Raptr blend from Red Rock Coffee Roasters - it's delicious hot or cold!

If you're reading this, you probably want a Raptr! You can build the bike that works best for you and your business, only paying for what you need!  The biggest decision you need to make, as far as options are concerned, is if you want the non-motorized or the motorized model. Once you have that figured out, simply add on the cost of any other options you want to the cost of your base pledge. Next, add the applicable shipping charge and hit the pledge button! If you need any asisstence or have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us - we are here to help!

Here's the timeline

Kickstarter Campaign: The campaign will run from Dec 11, 2018 to Jan 29, 2019 for a duration of 50 days.

Production:  The super early bird rewards will be assembled during the course of the campaign from the limited number of components we currently have available. We will get the factory rolling as soon as the campaign is funded, getting them busy on producing the bikes we have allocated for the early bird rewards. After the conclusion of the campaign we will get the balance of the kickstarter special rewards into production.

Reward Fulfillment:  The super early birds will be delivered as soon as the campaign is over. The early birds will be sent out 45 to 60 days after the campaign is over. The remaining kickstarter special rewards will be delivered 90 to 120 days after the campaign is over.

About the creator

I was inspired to start Bike and a Box, the developer of Raptr, after over twenty five years roasting coffee and selling espresso machines. Year after year, I provided consultation to clients who dreamed of starting their own cafe, but too often, these potential customers could not get their business off the ground in America’s challenging economy of the past few years.

When I looked around for more flexible, low-cost retail solutions, I saw only espresso carts for restricted indoor spaces, and more expensive food trucks or brick and mortar. There was nothing in between and my clients needed an alternative that was functional, customizable, sustainable, and affordable. And so, Bike and a Box was born. 

Please check out our rewards and imagine a solution that’s outside of the box!

 — David Langer, Founder of Bike and a Box, Creator of Raptr 

Risks and challenges

The Raptr is an ambitious project, but we've been in this business for the past 3 years delivering more than 60 units of our old model and have been working with our current partners for many months now.

The current design for the Raptr has been finalized for months. In fact, we have several prototypes built, and these will serve to fulfill the limited number of Super Early Bird Rewards we are offering!

For fulfillment of the other rewards, we have partnered with an expert manufacturer with over 18 years experience. We have made multiple trips to China and Taiwan to ensure things continue to flow smoothly.

Our delivery times are on the conservative side, which will give us a little extra time to deal with any unexpected delays. This is the one area of the process that is the hardest to control, but we have years of experience in importing products and feel very confident in our ability to deliver all rewards on time.

Currently we do not foresee any problems that would jeopardize any phases of this project. Naturally, unexpected things can happen, and if something should arise we will meet it head-on with full transparency with our backers.

Thank you for your support!

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    Raptr Ceramic Mug

    A 12 oz. ceramic mug, featuring the Raptr logo. Free shipping!

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    Raptr T-shirt

    A blue, black or grey t-shirt featuring the Raptr logo. Available in sizes S,M,L,XL and 2XL. Free shipping!

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    5-Pound Bag of Raptr Blend Coffee

    This is a smooth, bold coffee that works perfectly for hot or cold brew methods. Fresh-roasted Red Rock Roasters in Albuquerque, NM. Available in whole bean, fine grind, medium grind or coarse grind. Free shipping!

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    Super Early Bird - Raptr SAVE 22%

    Get the franchise-free, micro cafe Raptr and save 22% off the retail price.

    Optional Add-ons:
    Assist Motor w/ Lithium Battery: add $500
    Tap System: add $400
    Spare Lithium Battery: add $300

    Please Note: you need to add the applicable shipping charge to your pledge.

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    Early Bird Raptr - SAVE 17%

    Get the franchise-free, micro cafe Raptr and save 17% off the retail price.

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    Assist Motor w/ Lithium Battery: add $500
    Tap System: add $400
    Spare Lithium Battery: add $300

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    Kickstarter Special Raptr - SAVE 11%

    Get the franchise-free, micro cafe Raptr and save 11% off the retail price.

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    Assist Motor w/ Lithium Battery: add $500
    Tap System: add $400
    Spare Lithium Battery: add $300

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Funding period

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