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Last updated November 19, 2014

THE SCANDINAVIAN BIKEHOOK

The BIKEHOOK is a simple and beautiful object and a practical way to store your bike indoors. It is designed and produced in Denmark.

THE SCANDINAVIAN BIKEHOOK

The BIKEHOOK is a simple and beautiful object and a practical way to store your bike indoors. It is designed and produced in Denmark.

DKK 33,797
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98
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 19 2014 11:30 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 19, 2014

About

The idea for the BIKEHOOK came from the problem of having to store your bike indoors. Not that there is not any already existing solutions for that - the problem is that they are either just practical or only good-looking. And who says that those two should not be combined?

My father and I decided to do something about this. We designed our BIKEHOOK, or in Danish “CYKELKROG”: a bike-hanger that does not compromise on aesthetics and neither on usability and durability. After we created the prototype, we were so pleased with the result and eventually we decided to try and crowd fund the project and give the world a chance to benefit from our little invention, and here we are!

But before we dive deeper in our story, we want to thank some people. Right below you can see and read more about the BIKEHOOK :)

We live in Copenhagen – a city some calls the “bicycle capital of the world”. We bike a lot and I think it goes without saying that we both really just like bicycles. But my father takes that passion a little step further than most people: he owns more that 50 bicycles – from classic Swedish bicycles from the 50’s, to downhill bikes, fixed-gear bikes, racers and mountain bikes. Actually he loves bikes so much that he quite his job as a furniture designer and blacksmith two years ago, to start working as a bicycle guide. Yes, you read that correctly: he now makes a living by making guided tours on mountain bikes in the forests surrounding Copenhagen.

Anyhow, my father has not forgotten how to design products. And I, as an entrepreneurship and design student and furniture fanatic, thought it was time to combine our hobbies and skills and start up something. Also, who does not dream about working with one’s father and having a little family project!

The BIKEHOOK is made out of two components: a mount and a wood stick. The proportions of the two components ensure maximal strength and usability. The mount has an 85-degree angle that makes it practically impossible for your bike to fall of. It is robust enough for all bikes - but the actual weight it can take depends on the wall you mount it to. If you have normal stone walls it should be able to bear right about every bicycle you would want to store inside your house.

The length of the BIKEHOOK is 40 cm (15 inches). The length makes it compatible with all types of bikes, no matter the size and length of your bicycle’s handlebars. The diameter of the wood stick is 28 mm (1.1024 in) and the diameter of the mount plate on the wall is 9 cm (3,5 inches). The weight of a pair of BIKEHOOKS is approximately 1 kilo (2lb 3.2740oz).

It is possible to dismount the wood stick from the mount when the BIKEHOOK is not in use. The mount can then function as a regular coat hook and will not take up any space. Also, you can hang your bike – or bikes – on the BIKEHOOK in many different ways. Some of them are shown in our video, but we are sure you will be able to come up with even more! 

All this means that you are able to make the BIKEHOOK fit to your bike, home and lifestyle.

The BIKEHOOK is very easy to mount on your wall. We are making it even easier by adding the raw plugs and screws needed in the package you receive. Also, we include a homemade instruction manual, to make sure you get it just right the first time.

The BIKEHOOK is made purely in Denmark – from design to production. We use stainless steel to ensure the best, long-lasting quality and only wood of good quality from species that are not endangered or threatened. Keep reading and take a closer look at the BIKEHOOK.

NOTE THAT THE BIKEHOOKS IN OUR PICTURES ARE PROTOTYPES. This means that if we get to actually make a real production of them, the finish will be better and the product will be overall more seamless and beautiful.

HERE IS AN OVERVIEW OF THE BIKEHOOK REWARDS

1) Download our bike posters designed by Danish art director Birgitte Wester, as screen savers. As you can see, they come in three different versions: for smartphones, tablets and computers. The size and solution are made to fit the different devices, and they all come in the green bike motive. 

2) You will get two of our "ONE LESS CAR" stickers sent to your address. Make a statement while decorating your bike and give one to a friend that likes bicycles too!

3-6) These pledges will reward you with our limited edition and hand numbered A2 posters (42 x 59,4 cm) made by Danish art director Birgitte Wester. The posters are offset printed on 170g silk paper, and we only print 100 of each. We have made 3 editions of different colors: a green, a blue and a red one and you simply pick the color you prefer. You can also order the ”set of posters” that will reward you with ALL THREE COLORS! 

All the posters will be shipped in December just in time for Christmas. So the only thing you have to decide is whether you want to keep them yourself or give them to someone else. 

7-13) These pledges will reward you with the real deal: our BIKEHOOK. Whether you want the American walnut, the light beech or the limited edition European Oak, the choice is yours. You can even order the two-packs, if you have many bikes to store. If you are lucky, you even get your hands on one of the early bird deals, and will get the first BIKEHOOKS at a favorable price.

^^ American Walnut.

 ^^ Light Beech.

^^ European Oak.

14) This pledge will reward you with a Pelago Bristol bicycle and one of our limited edition BIKEHOOKS in European oak. The Pelago Bristol bike is designed in Scandinavia and the Bristol model is the archetype of a traditional gentleman's bicycle. The 2014 model has gone through a major upgrade: Many components are improved, and Bristol has been on a diet losing weight. The result is a classic bike with modern components. The model is a 1-speed bike and it is available in two sizes (56 and 61) that you can choose from. Riding position is semi-upright, and with high-quality Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tires the bicycle is comfortable on all surfaces including cobblestone streets. We will ship the bike to you in December 2014 and the BIKEHOOK will be shipped as soon as it is produced. Read more in the pledge description, and let the pictures do the talking here! 

15) Come and meet us in Copenhagen in summer 2015! This pledge will give you a true insight in our bicycle-filled life. Copenhagen is a wonderful city and even though we do not have any giant mountains to brag about it is still interesting to go exploring on a bicycle here! Some say it is the bicycle capital of the world – and we must admit that it is a pretty admiring city when it comes commuting by bike. The infrastructure of the city and the way bicycles are first priority is definitely interesting if you are interested in bicycles and cities that truly encourage using them! This pledge includes: a flight ticket for one person to Copenhagen Airport, airport pick-up in a bike-taxi, an opportunity to camp in a tent in my parents garden located in the infamous Copenhagen neighborhood of Christiania situated in the middle of Copenhagen, for four days. Tent and equipment included. During your stay, you will get 4 guided bike tours of your choice and level (mountain biking in a forest, racing on road bikes or whatever you wish for) and we will have the bikes needed for the tours ready for you. This reward also includes a bike at your disposal during your whole stay (matching your preferences and errands) and of course a homemade dinner with us in our lovely garden in Christiania. You will also get a pair of BIKEHOOKS while here! The Pledge covers the flight ticket for one person. However, you can bring one other person along for all the activities and the camping if you wish. All details and arrangements will be organized with you. We would love to meet you, host you and show you the bicycle culture of Copenhagen that we are so proud of!

Thank you already for reading along. We hope for your support in bringing our dream to life. 

All the best, 

Hans Jørgen Grundtvig & Julie Grundtvig Wester

Risks and challenges

We are used to designing for manufacture and getting things made. With a simple design like ours, this should be a no-brainer but even with something this simple there are things that can hold up the process. We have done our absolute best to factor these into a realistic timeline, to be sure that we have enough time to get quality products in your hands as soon as we can.
We have pretty much everything lined up and have already done all the dirty work. A normal production time for a product like this is about three months. That is also why we expect the BIKEHOOK to be ready for shipping in spring 2015. Anyhow we have chosen to set the estimated delivery in June. We have done this because we do not know HOW many BIKEHOOKS we potentially have to produce, pack and send and we hate breaking promises. We rather want to under promise and over deliver! We will keep you posted along the way so that you are informed of the process and all the exciting progress we make.

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    You will get a link to download our bike posters designed by Danish art director Birgitte Wester as SCREEN SAVERS. You will get three different versions: one for smartphones, one for tablets and one for computers. All with the green bike motive. See pictures of the screen savers in our campaign - they are super neat and nice!

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    GREEN BICYCLE POSTER. You will get a limited edition and hand numbered A2 poster (42 x 59,4 cm) with the green bicycle graphic, made by Danish art director Birgitte Wester, sent to you. The poster is offset printed on 170g silk paper, and we only print 100 of each color. You will receive the poster medio December, just in time for Christmas. So the only thing you have to decide is whether you want to keep it yourself or give it to someone else :)

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    BLUE BICYCLE POSTER. You will get a limited edition and hand numbered A2 poster (42 x 59,4 cm) with the blue bicycle graphic, made by Danish art director Birgitte Wester, sent to you. The poster is offset printed on 170g silk paper, and we only print 100 of each color. You will receive the poster medio December, just in time for Christmas. So the only thing you have to decide is whether you want to keep it yourself or give it to someone else :)

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    RED BICYCLE POSTER. You will get a limited edition and hand numbered A2 poster (42 x 59,4 cm) with the red bicycle graphic, made by Danish art director Birgitte Wester, sent to you. The poster is offset printed on 170g silk paper, and we only print 100 of each color. You will receive the poster medio December, just in time for Christmas. So the only thing you have to decide is whether you want to keep it yourself or give it to someone else :)

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    SET OF POSTERS. You will get a package containing the three versions of our limited edition and hand numbered A2 posters (42 x 59,4 cm) of bicycle graphics (green, blue and red - one in each color). They are made by Danish art director Birgitte Wester, and the posters are offset printed on 170g silk paper. We only print 100 of each color. You will receive the posters medio December, just in time for Christmas. So the only thing you have to decide is whether you want to keep them yourself or give them to someone else :)

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    EARLY BIRD LIGHT BEECH. You will get one pair of BIKEHOOKS in stainless steel and light beech sent to you, but cheaper as you believe in us from the beginning and should be rewarded for that!
    You will receive the absolute first ones we make and you can expect to get them in the beginning of 2015. However, depending on the final amount we might have to produce and sent out, we have set the estimated delivery for June 2015, as we rather want to under promise and over deliver ☺

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    AMERICAN WALNUT BIKEHOOKS. You will get one pair of BIKEHOOKS in stainless steel and American walnut sent to you. You can expect to get them in the beginning of 2015, but depending on the amount we might have to produce and sent out, we have set the estimated delivery for June 2015, as we rather want to under promise and over deliver ☺

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    LIGHT BEECH BIKEHOOKS. You will get one pair of BIKEHOOKS in stainless steel and light beech sent to you. You can expect to get them in the beginning of 2015, but depending on the amount we might have to produce and sent out, we have set the estimated delivery for June 2015, as we rather want to under promise and over deliver ☺

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    LIMITED EDITION EUROPEAN OAK BIKEHOOKS. You will get one pair of BIKEHOOKS in stainless steel and European Oak sent to you. We will produce a maximum of 99 sets and one of them can be yours! You can expect to get them in the beginning of 2015, but depending on the amount we might have to produce and sent out, we have set the estimated delivery for June 2015, as we rather want to under promise and over deliver ☺

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    2-PACK AMERICAN WALNUT. You will get two pairs of BIKEHOOKS in stainless steel and American walnut sent to you. You can expect to get them in the beginning of 2015, but depending on the amount we might have to produce and sent out, we have set the estimated delivery for June 2015, as we rather want to under promise and over deliver ☺

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    2-PACK LIGHT BEECH. You will get two pairs of BIKEHOOKS in stainless steel and light beech sent to you. You can expect to get them in the beginning of 2015, but depending on the amount we might have to produce and sent out, we have set the estimated delivery for June 2015, as we rather want to under promise and over deliver ☺

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    PELAGO BRISTOL BIKE & LIMITED BIKEHOOK. You will get one beautiful Pelago Bristol bike in grey – like the one featured in our video. You will also get one pair of our limited edition BIKEHOOKS in European Oak and it will all be sent to your address, no matter where you live. The Pelago Bristol is designed in Scandinavia and it is a standard utility bike with a timeless design. This model is the arcehtype of a traditional gentleman's bicycle. The 2014 model has gone through a major upgrade: Many components are improved, and Bristol has been on a diet losing weight. The result is a classic bike with modern components.
    The model is a 1-speed bike and it is available in two sizes (56 and 61) that you can choose from. Riding position is semi-upright, and with high-quality Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tires the bicycle is comfortable on all surfaces including cobblestone streets. See pictures of the Bristol bicycle in our campaign. We will ship the bike in December 2014 – the BIKEHOOK however will be shipped as soon as it is produced!

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    Pledge DKK 30,000 or more About $4,427

    MEET THE MAKERS. Come visit us in Copenhagen, summer 2015! This pledge includes a flight ticket for one person to Copenhagen Airport, airport pick-up in a bike-taxi, an opportunity to camp in a tent in my parents garden located in the infamous Copenhagen neighborhood of Christiania situated in the middle of Copenhagen, for four days. Tent and equipment included. During your stay, you will get 4 Guided bike tours of your choice and level (mountain biking in a forest, racing on road bikes or whatever you wish for) and we will have the bikes needed for the tours ready for you. This reward also includes a bike at your disposal during your whole stay (matching your preferences and errands) and of course a homemade dinner with us in our lovely garden in Christiania. And of course, you will get a pair of BIKEHOOKS while here-.
    The Pledge covers the flight ticket for one person. However, you can bring one other person along for all the activities and the camping. All details and arrangements will be organized with you. We would love to meet you, host you and show you the bicycle culture of Copenhagen that we are so proud of!

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    Pledge DKK 500 or more About $74

    EARLY BIRD AMERICAN WALNUT. You will get one pair of BIKEHOOKS in stainless steel and American walnut sent to you, but cheaper as you believe in us from the beginning and should be rewarded for that!
    You will receive the absolute first ones we make and you can expect to get them in the beginning of 2015. However, depending on the final amount we might have to produce and sent out, we have set the estimated delivery for June 2015, as we rather want to under promise and over deliver ☺

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