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By Mathijs Wagenaar
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About this project

You don’t want to be a rude cyclist? Surely you can use a bell for a safe and fun ride! But a bell is a NO-GO for a lot of sportive cyclists: it doesn’t look fast, clean and sportive enough! The hidemybell is the solution to any cyclist -with a Garmin Edge device- who doesn’t want to use a bell because of the aesthetics.

The story
While riding my bike with my Garmin bike computer in an out of front bracket, I was pondering whether there was a cleaner, integrated, lightweight option together with a bell. So the idea for hidemybell was born to create an real clean-cockpit!

The design
The “hidemybell” is designed with one main purpose: maximal integration. The clapper to activate the bell sits within the holder.

Prototyping
We’ have tested different designs of 3D printed prototypes. With 3D printed prototypes we’ve tested different designs to find the best option. We’ve tested the right dimensions on the handlebar and the position of the different bike computers.

Engineering
Together with injection mould specialist Protyp the final 3D model is made. The different parts are engineered to be ready for mass production.

Schedule
September: Kickstarter
October-November: injection mould engineering - production moulds and first samples testing
November: production will start, first shipments!

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Risks and challenges

Color: we’ve chosen a matt black finish for the complete product as it is the most compatible clean looking option for most bikes. Other colors can be requested.

Shipping time: considering the feedback from our experienced partner Protyp, we’re able to make a decent schedule of the moulding and production process. But there’s always a chance that things might take longer than expected.

Product changes: We are confident in our final product , because we’ve tested and retested the design and considered the given feedback. We don’t foresee any late product and design changes.

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