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The Road Bike Keychain Mini-Tool can be hooked on a belt loop and includes a bottle opener and a ¼” hex head fitting for driver bits.

I would like to express my deepest appreciation to all of kickstarter backers! You guys play a very special part in this campaign not only with your pledges but moral supports as well and a simple thank you is never good enough! But as exciting as this maybe, it's only the beginning of many more exciting designs to come. With every new design, it will always have one thing in common and it will be made in Oregon.

Thank you,

Michael Khamsot

The nicest guy you'd ever want to meet.

P.S.

if you missed the first order, you can still get the stainless steel stone tumbled at

              www.vixaydesign.com


              www.vixaydesign.com


UPDATES: 

FINAL HOURS AND SO IF WE CAN MAKE IT TO $3,500

ALL OF THE BACKERS THAT PLEDGE FOR KEYCHAIN

WILL ALSO GET SPLIT KEY RING TO PUT YOUR KEYS IN AND OF COURSE, FREE STICKERS TO EVERY BACKERS!

NOTHING IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE KEY RING EXCEPT THAT IT IS MADE IN NEW YORK CITY!

 Free sticker!!!   "I helped fund the road bike keychain mini-tool!"       to all of the backers!

Using the front seat as bottle opener!

The back seat as bottle opener too!

1/4" hex wrench!

Stainless steel, 3/16" inches thick , actual size is 3 inches by 2 inches

Hello, my name is Michael Khamsot and I want to talk to you about my road bike keychain. 

 This idea came to me when I started riding my road bike to work. Like most people, I keep my keys in a front pants pocket. After a few minutes of hard riding up a monster hill, those keys caused a fair amount of discomfort, and I still had a long way to go! I realized that I needed to find a solution. 

 I went on a mission to find a unique keychain, functional yet simple in design. Nothing really stood out as I shopped. Sure, I could have hooked a carabiner onto my belt loop, attached a key ring full of keys, maybe a bottle opener or other accessories like an Allen wrench keychain for the bike. But this Swiss Army Knife of a solution amounts to a lot of dead weight to carry around.

 My mission failed because I could not find that one keychain that combined simplicity of form and versatility of function. But after a lot of thinking and drawing and thinking and more drawing, a little drinking and more thinking and drawing, and after getting feedback from friends and family, the road bike keychain I sought was born.

My road bike keychain can slide easily onto a belt loop and being very small, can easily fit inside a pocket. 

The front tire valve stem keep the key ring in place as you ride along, while the rear tire valve stem keep the Keychain secured to the belt loop.

It has a bottle opener for beer and soda drinkers alike! 

 Best yet, you can attach driver bit tools of varying head sizes - Allen bits or screw bits, while carrying the rest of what you need in your road bike seat bag.

I was inspired by other Kickstarter products made in the USA and so yes, my road bike keychains will be 100% made in the USA, in Oregon, within 12 miles of where I live.

 I live in Beaverton, Oregon, a one hour bike ride to Portland where the keychain is going to be manufactured. Just a few blocks from the manufacturer is another shop that will do the polishing. The material supplier, the manufacturer and the polisher are all in the same neighborhood, the same neighborhood where I happen to work, at a post office. Production and shipping will be streamlined. 

 The groundwork is set and ready to go, but I need help financing to get off the ground, so please spread the word! I believe in this product and I have faith that you will too. Its success largely depends on you! 

 My road bike keychain -100% Made in Oregon and 100% Made in the USA!

I want to say a very special thank you 

John Yannello,Greg Madden, Kevin Wrede, John Clark and Tee for their support and faith in myself and this project.

Thank you, 

 Michael Khamsot, the nicest guy you’d ever want to meet.

Free thank you! Sticker to all of the supporters!

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I have no experience in manufacturing, yet I’ve been able to complete the groundwork - from conception, sketching, computer-aided drawing, laser cutting the prototypes and testing. I work in the same neighborhood as the material supplier, the manufacturer and the polisher. Although I’m new to this field, if a problem arises, I will do whatever it takes to resolve it. I will get the road bike keychain to each and every one of my backers. My only concern is acquiring sufficient pledges to launch the project. If pledges exceed my expectations, that will be a good thing. Furthermore, If necessary, I have access to another local manufacturer who is ready to back me up. I will make the road bike keychain available in a timely manner. As always, I will keep you posted every step of the way.

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    Go crazy! You will get 10 road bike keychain mini-tool! In addition to the two limited colors, you will get to pick from these colors as well!( red, yellow, blue, white, black, purple, orange, and brown). Please specify the color combination. Free shipping within the U.S

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