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They are made for everyone who loves their bike and for any kind of bicycle out there. Bike Pins are graphic bike reflectors that are cool at night and even cooler at daylight. They have attractive and unique designs that will bring a lot of smiles and safety to your ride. Make your night ride through town safer with this one of a kind product - Bike Pins - the coolest light reflectors for your bike.

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They will bring an extra layer of customization to your bike at another level and that's not all. This would be possible because you can attach them to almost anything and everywhere. Just keep reading. They are made of three parts:

  •  Bike Pins Graphic Light Reflector  

The Graphics are produced locally by illustrators and graffiti artists and we have a lot of crazy ideas for future designs. However, this is one of the big reasons why we need your support.  

  • Bike Pins Holder  

It has a very unique design and is the connecting part between the graphic light reflector and your bike. The pin has two zip tie slots - in case one of them fails, the other one keeps everything secured.  

  • Zip Ties  

The size of the zip tie is 6.3 inch/160mm. We use top quality UV resistant zip ties.

 

 Yep, there are absolutely no limitations. The Bike Pin Holder is where the magic happens. The bottom part of the pin is designed to stay tight on round or flat surfaces so you can attach them to your brake cables, gear cables or anywhere to your frame. You can even attach them to your backpack, your dog's leash or even a baby buggy. Here you can see just a few possible positions. We leave the rest to your imagination:

 picture by Hoffman Bikes - Lady Luck

 

You can help us build a community by sharing Bike Pins with the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 Here you can see all the designs you could order in your rewards section. After the campaign completion we will send you a survey to specify your preferred design or designs.We are proud to offer you our Special Reward - your custom Bike Pins designed by us from your idea. The final (completed product) sizes will be slightly different from the video. For example the Middle Finger Hand will be a little bit smaller and the Angel Wing will be slightly bigger. Bike Pins are not double sided.They do not have branding on the front side. However, the back side is a super cool light reflective pattern with our logo.

 

 They are made through a complicated system of layers. The important part is that they feel great in your hand, they are flexible, super durable and lightweight. We've been through a lot of testing with water, mud, heat and ice, and they passed all tests.

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 Here are some pictures of a Bike Pin before and after a week of intense bike park riding. Keep in mind that we mounted the Bike Pin in a position which hits the seat tube hardly due to compression of the rear triangle. We were surprised it was still undamaged, just a little bit muddy.

 Here you can see some footage from our one week bike park testing and how tight they stay on the brake cable.

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Ever since I can remember, I have always been riding and fixing bikes. Five years ago I was running my small bike shop which I sold to a friend of mine in order to focus on my professional career as a Video Editor. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever made and only the time showed that is was the wrong thing to do. Although I sold my business, I never stopped developing myself in this field through designing bike parts. Five years later after producing numerous prototypes and custom made bike parts, BIKE PINS was born as a natural progress of my work. Me and my team "Intergalactic Bike Force" worked ever so hard on this project and are very proud of our work, and the end result.  

Special Thanks to Lucky Number Nick for the "Bike Pins Song" in the video.

  Intergalactic Bike Force are the people from the video. We are bicycle lovers. We are passionate designers. We are trail builders. We are all joining forces against boredom and taking things too seriously. Intergalactic Bike Force is a union of people who want to bring some cool ideas to the bike world. We believe that everything you need is a fine bike ride, smile on your face and of course some safety along the way.

 We have made a final prototype of the Bike Pins Graphic Reflectors and are ready to run the production line. The Bike Pins Holder is 3D printed at the moment. This is the first big reason why we need your support. We want to make them from the best UV resistant plastics on the market. The part is small with a lot of details which requires high-end tool for the injection molding process. Everything will be made locally with the highest possible quality and materials. We have loads of crazy ideas for future designs which we would love to bring out to the world. This is the second big reason why we need your support. In the future, we have a plan in place to increase our cooperation with professional artists who can bring their unique and personal touch to our new designs.

 

 Version 1 and Version 2 are actually simple bike cable holders. This is where the big idea for Bike Pins came from. It all started two years ago when Danail bought a larger frame with cable routing but his rear brake cable was shorter. Thus, he was forced to leave the cable outside the frame. The problem was that the frame didn't have any cable holders which encouraged Dan Lazaro to make his own. Soon after that the idea for Bike Pins came like a lightning from the sky...”Wow, what if you can stick a graphic on our cable holders”. After countless hours of work the idea was born. Version 3 is the first working bike pin holder - instead of zip tie slots it has three pin slots. The problem at this early stage was that it could be attached only to bike cables. Version 4 is the first prototype with slots for zip ties and it was working but too small and fragile. Version 5 is the final one … Hurray! And it was working great on flat or round surfaces and bike cables and was also super strong.

 

You can help us build a community by sharing Bike Pins with the world.

 

 

                  

 

 

                 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have not encountered any risks so far. What you see is what you get.The only question mark is the production of the Bike Pin Holder because we want to make final refinements before it goes out for production. However, we have no worries because we are planning to work with a highly skilled and recommended engineer.We fully appreciate that there is a small probability of things not running on schedule. However, we guarantee you that we will be communicating our progress honestly and send your rewards as soon as possible. Bike Pins are a big journey for us and we can’t wait to make it real.

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    This special, limited quantity reward is for the backers dedicated to spreading the word about Bike Pins.This can include sharing with a friend who also rides a bike or on your favorite social media channels.

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    You are a small group of bike buddies and you want your own signature Bike Pins .We can make you a custom made design from your idea.We will get in touch with you after the campaign completion to specify you ideas.

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