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Repair Rebel is an all-in-one Bike Multitool! Consolidated, Streamlined, and Seamlessly Packed with Features!

Market need:

The open trail is full of surprises and consequently the right tool has the potential to be a life saver on a long bike trip. In light of this we have introduced a sleek and multifunctional tool called the Repair Rebel. There are a number of qualities a user should consider when selecting a multitool; the Repair Rebel's design allows it to excel uniquely in aspects previously regarded as design trade offs.  It is my belief that the measure of a tool is its ability to stand the test of time.  All the same durability can and should be achieved without costing a considerable amount of money.  Most multitools on the market today, are limited on the amount of features they can offer while still claiming a light weight. 

Solution:

I have created an innovative design for a multitool that is useful for casual and dedicated cyclists alike. The Repair Rebel offers 24 features while maintaining a durable construction. Repair Rebel is half the weight, has twice the amount of  features, and costs a fraction of what is on the current market!

Repair Rebel is made from a solid cast of titanium, no moving parts... no extensions.

Mid-ride breakdowns are a common grief for every level of cyclist. With Repair Rebel attached securely under your bike seat you will have 24 tools at you disposal, ready to quickly assist you in getting back on your bike and to where ever you need to go

Features (24)


  • 3mm Hex Head
  • 4mm Hex Head
  • 5mm Hex Head
  • 5.5mm Hex Head
  • 6mm Hex Head
  • 7mm Hex Head
  • 8mm Hex Head
  • 3mm Hex Bolt Wrench
  • 3.5mm Hex Bolt Wrench
  • 4mm Hex Bolt Wrench
  • 5mm Hex Bolt Wrench
  • 5.5mm Hex Bolt Wrench
  • 6mm Hex Bolt Wrench
  • 9mm Hex Bolt Wrench
  • 9.5mm Hex Bolt Wrench
  • 10mm Hex Bolt Wrench
  • 15mm Hex Bolt Wrench
  • Phillips Screw Driver
  • Flat Head Screw Driver
  • T25 Tork Head
  • 3.23mm Spoke key (DT/Wheelsmith Nipples)
  • 3.30mm Spoke Key (Most European)
  • 3.45mm Spoke Key (Most Asian)
  • 3.96mm spoke key (Larger Sizes)




The Production Tool Differs from the prototype in the following ways: 

-A Phillips screwdriver and a T25 Torx head replace the 1.5mm and 2mm hex tools on the outside circumference.

-There was a cut made on all four of the spoke keys. 

- I have increased the length of the hex heads on the outside circumference. 

Please Note that the Production tool is the one that is being offered to you for the price listed at the top right of this page. 

Weight

REPAIR REBEL : 85.0g (24 features)

If you're like me and hate carrying a multitool in your jersey pocket, then this tool is perfect for you. It comes with a cord for attaching under the bike seat.

Featured on: 

Gear Hungry

Bicycle design

Trendhunter

Gizmag

DesignBoom

Figure 2: Attachment to bike seat using elastic cord
Figure 2: Attachment to bike seat using elastic cord
Figure 2: Attachment to bike seat using elastic cord
Figure 2: Attachment to bike seat using elastic cord
Figure 3: Hex head (Allen) feature in use
Figure 3: Hex head (Allen) feature in use
Figure 4: Hex head (Allen) feature in use
Figure 4: Hex head (Allen) feature in use
Figure 5: Hex head (Allen) feature in use
Figure 5: Hex head (Allen) feature in use
Figure 6: Spoke key in use (1 of the 4 sizes)
Figure 6: Spoke key in use (1 of the 4 sizes)
Figure 6: Hex Wrench in use
Figure 6: Hex Wrench in use
Figure 7: Close up of the hex wrench in use
Figure 7: Close up of the hex wrench in use
Figure 8: Another option for attaching the Repair Rebel
Figure 8: Another option for attaching the Repair Rebel
Figure 9: Repair Rebel in tactical black
Figure 9: Repair Rebel in tactical black

Figure 10: Size comparison (my phone does not come included)
Figure 10: Size comparison (my phone does not come included)

"Active people who enjoy biking on intense trails during the summertime will find this product to be essential." -Trendhunter

"Just pack one along with a spare tube, pump, plus a couple of tire levers and you’re all set." - Gear Hungry



Other Uses:

I designed Repair Rebel as a bike tool, but there are so many other uses for this innovative multitool: Construction, Camping, Home improvement...

Manufacturing:


The production will proceed as follows:

The foundry will be given the go ahead in production once funds are collected. The parts are estimated to be ready for me to pick up 2-3 weeks

The parts will then be tooled if necessary, and painted at my work shop 1 week

The parts are laser etched with the product markings "Repair Rebel" as shown in the diagram >1 week

The Repair Rebel will be shipped out (depending on you location this time can vary).

Total process 5-6 weeks. 



REPAIR REBEL is created by a metal Injection molding process using Titanium. The Tool will be laser etched with the product markings. REPAIR REBEL is currently offered in Standard (No paint) and tactical black (see figure 9).

Titanium components out perform most steel components in durability, weight, and corrosion resistance.

Your contribution

Be the first to own this innovative Multitool. Take a look at the rewards section on the top right of this page. Your contribution is used to fund the first production of Repair Rebel! Offered In the USA and internationally.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are challenges to production on a large scale. I have selected a manufacturer that specializes in product development, and has a track record of prompt delivery, quality, and reliability. The manufacturer produced the prototype and has informed me that all they require is the funding to get started with production.

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