Funded! This project was successfully funded on February 5, 2013.

Update #22

First shipments are on the way! (And how to get $15 off next purchase)

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Hello Backers!

We've got product on the way to some of you already!

Currently, hundreds of 27.2mm Black InterLocks are floating somewhere near Hawaii now and will hit our logistics centres in North America in the coming weeks. In order to have our shipping costs as low as possible (Aye karamba it's expensive!) we have a few different shipping locations all over the world where our orders will be shipping from!

The 27.2mm Black units will be shipping from LA starting February 4th, Vancouver Canada, February, 7th, Toronto Feb 14th(How Romantic) and Philadelphia on Feb 21st.

All orders that are clear/Kickstarter Green, another size, outside of Canada/US, or combination of any of these things will be shipping from our North America warehouses and either London or Hong Kong for our international backers, and those will be leaving Taiwan shortly to hit their logistics centres. You should be receiving your product sometime in March!

As SOON as you get your InterLock - take a picture and upload it to Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and use the hashtag #THEINTERLOCK to join the community of interlockers so we can see what you're all up to! Post a picture of it on your bike, in your mailbox, the first time you lock up your bike with it - whatever! We just want to see you enjoying your product!

Now, I need to ask a favour. Our shipping costs for all of this is OBSCENE – in fact $17,500 greater than what we originally budgeted for!!! I'm needing to loan money in order to cover shipping at this point. Since this is a business and the hope is that it will grow and flourish, if you're able to help out by chipping in $15 though our webshop - (https://www.shopstarter.com/p/solgaarddesign/the-interlocktm-the-lock-that-hides-inside-of-your/) and buy the $15 - Kickstarter Shipping Helper - we'll give you $15 off your (or a relative, friend, etc.) next purchase through our store! This would be a massive help as the shipping costs are close to $30,000. Seeing as we received about $47,000 from Kickstarter after all of the fees were deducted it's an absolutely massive hit!

Please help if you can! It will come back to you as soon as you make (or gift) your next purchase! 

See below for pics of our Kickstarter Green Seatposts, and BOXESANDBOXESANDBOXES of 6000 InterLocks in the warehouse in Taiwan that were just finished two days ago!!

Thank you so much for your support and patience over this last year - it's been incredible, and 2014 will only bring more and more exciting things!!

-Adrian

Some of our first 6000 InterLocks on Pallets!
Some of our first 6000 InterLocks on Pallets!
Kickstarter GREEN units!
Kickstarter GREEN units!
Very excited to announce that we'll be working with Solex to supply them with InterLock on their bikes from the factory!
Very excited to announce that we'll be working with Solex to supply them with InterLock on their bikes from the factory!
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      Creator Solgaard Design on February 3

      Hi Toni - send us your new address via a message asap and we'll take care of it.
      Cheers
      Jon

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      Creator Toni Haenninen on February 2

      Do we get an email about the shipping address? Mine has changed since the project start

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      Creator Solgaard Design on January 29

      Hi Kevin - sorry for the confusion but the intent of the original wording was meant to read a "green Interlock" which implies a green post - and a very cool looking post it is!!! Let me know if you need further clarification.
      Cheers
      Jon

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      Creator Solgaard Design on January 29

      Hi Xavier - I have replied to your comment on your KickStarter message service. Please review and respond accordingly.
      Cheers
      Jon

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      Creator Kevin Krutsch on January 28

      Did I miss something about how the seatpost itself was going to be green for the kickstarter exclusive? The reward says "Kickstarter Green Reward: Receive one Kickstarter green cable version of the InterLock™. "

      I figured it was just going to be a green cable. Maybe I'm the only one...

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      Creator Xavier Smith on January 26

      Hi

      The seat post is 30.9mm.

      And by the way I note your issues with mail-out costs.

      I am willing to pay additional funds towards this.

      And I wish to purchase a second lock suitable for the 30.9mm post please.

      Thanks

      Xavier Smith
      50 Shields Street
      Flemington
      Victoria
      3031
      Australia.

      From: Xavier Smith [mailto:xavier@compasspoolsvic.com.au]
      Sent: Monday, 13 January 2014 10:09 AM
      To: 'Reply Through Kickstarter'
      Subject: RE: Solgaard Design sent you a message about The InterLock™ - The Lock that Hides Inside of Your Bike.

      Jon

      Let me check the measurement again.

      May have to use the lock on another bike ... will look it up overnight.

      thanks for your help.

      Xavier

      From: Kickstarter [mailto:notification@kickstarter.com]
      Sent: Tuesday, 7 January 2014 5:32 AM
      To: xavier@compasspoolsvic.com.au
      Subject: Solgaard Design sent you a message about The InterLock™ - The Lock that Hides Inside of Your Bike.

      Solgaard Design says:
      Hi Xavier - the smallest post diameter that we are manufacturing is 25.4 (which is a standard for smaller post dimensions). Do you want us to ship one of that size to you? Please advise.
      Cheers
      Jon

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