Zvi... thanks for the feedback. Permit me to clarify a misconception that is entirely my fault with respect to the Kickstarter and the amount of money I am looking to raise. Some $180,000 of it is to be used to assembly the 150 K15 bamboo electric-assist bicycles. That is my cost for bike, motor, and labor. The remaining $95K is to engineer, fabricate, equip and deploy the first Quikbyke Qopod prototype. The idea, now obviously flawed, was to give backers a chance to own a limited edition K15, which everyone that sees and rides it loves, while also having enough capital left over to pursue the main objective, build a test unit, as you suggest. My target market is NOT cyclists. It's the other 95 % of us who don't regularly ride bikes, but might if given the opportunity to experience what an e-bike is like. Am I correct in assuming you have never ridden one either? Want to see how non-bike riders react when given that opportunity? Check out these three videos of people trying the A2B Ferber for the very first time: http://quikbyke.com/video/a2b_ferber.html
. Just because an idea may fail on Kickstarter, due to my flawed strategy, does not mean this isn't a great idea because it solves a whole series of problems for everyone in the chain from e-bike makers to local bike rental shops to our customers. Maybe the only folks who don't win are taxi cab drivers, but Uber, Lyft and autonomous cars are doing to put them out of business eventually anyway.