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Selected Concept Analysis

  1. 1. Symptum Cycles Inc.<br />A Selected Concept Analysis<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Business<br />Team<br />Mission<br />Problems<br />Solutions & Questions<br />Design Space Evidence<br />Major Design Decisions<br />Proof Of Concept<br />
  3. 3. Business<br />Location<br />Clear Creak Business Park. 478-482 NE 219th Ave. Gresham, Oregon 97030-8420 <br />LLC<br />NAICS<br />336991 & 333613<br />SIC<br />Division D<br />Major Group 37<br />Industry Group 375<br />3751<br />
  4. 4. Mitch: Summer 2009<br />Education<br />International Business & Entrepreneurship Major, focusing in Chinese<br />Experience<br />7 years sales<br />Small business planning & business plan<br />Competing since ‘96: Professional Status 2001-2005 & 2008<br />Vladimir: spring/fall 2009<br />Education<br />WSU Bioengineering (in progress)<br />AS Everett CC<br />Experience<br />Summer internship under supervision of Dr. Davis<br />Previous Small Business Owner<br />Team<br /><ul><li> CEO Mitchell A. Angus
  5. 5. CTO Vladimir Borisov</li></li></ul><li>Mission<br />To be the premier provider of specialty bicycles with an integrated variable drive system technology. <br />
  6. 6. The Problem<br />A traditional external system relies on:<br /><ul><li>User set-up
  7. 7. Maintenance
  8. 8. Compatibility and quality of parts</li></ul>External gear systems are prone to the elements<br />
  9. 9. Problems<br />Financially <br />Initial Cost Analysis<br />Current capital status<br />Contributions<br />Mitch: $20,000-$50,000<br />Vladimir: <$1,000<br />Family: $75,000<br />Angel Investors, VC’s, SB Bank Loans, Friends, SB Grants, etc.<br />Product Pricing<br />Drive System <br />Bicycle Line<br />Breakdown<br />Legal: $200,000<br />Location: $132/sq. ft. + building = $1.2 million<br />6061 Aluminum: $9-$75/ft. <br />Supplies: $175,000<br />Operations: Salaries, recurring payments, insurance, shipping costs and facilities. <br />Market Research: $150,000<br />Start-up Manufacturing: $200,000<br />
  10. 10. Solution<br />Financial<br />For the Future<br />SB Grants<br />Fools<br />Friends<br />Angel Investors <br />VC’s <br />SB Bank Loans<br />How many rounds of financing, how much and when will we apply them?<br />What aspect of the business should we look into after our first round of financing?<br />When will we begin to break even? 2nd year, possibly? <br />
  11. 11. Problems <br />Design<br />Planning<br />Potential belt slipping<br />Solid works/CAD generations<br />Finding the shortcomings in existing designs and finding ways to better the design<br />Efficient and compact shifter control<br />Develop a full CAD render of model <br />Use available in house WSU expertise for design review<br />Prototype and TEST!<br />Fine tune and adjust design<br />
  12. 12. Solutions<br />Design <br />For the Future<br />Locking mechanism<br />Adding groves on belt and disk to reduce slippage<br />Spring assisted push/pull gear shifting mechanism<br />The lateral motion of the discs will be used for shifting. <br />ISIS drive bottom bracket required strength<br />Weight , size<br />Variable spring designs<br />Gears and locking mechanisms<br />Commercially available alternatives to the standard v-belt <br />Shifter control layout and design<br />Compatibility with existing frames<br />
  13. 13. Design Space Evidence<br />Concept Drawings<br />CAD models in progress<br />Modeling Calculations<br />Gear ratio ranges (.75:1 - 4:1)<br />Material thickness/strength<br />Research<br />Patent searches<br />Engineering handbooks and dissertations on CVTs<br />
  14. 14. Major Design Decisions<br />Using the variable sheave CVT<br />Minimal mechanical complexity compared to other designs. Lightweight in comparison to hydraulic systems. Has been used successfully on snowmobiles, recreational vehicles and mopeds. <br />The design has been patented already. Why hasn’t it been built?<br />Locking position mechanism <br />Prevent undesired drift in ratios and excessive slip.<br />Utilizing spring force to move the drive disks<br />Reduce the effort exerted by the rider. The shift can be better regulated if a standardized force is used. <br />
  15. 15. Proof of Concept<br />Prototyping<br />Tests N/A<br />Experiments N/A<br />Budget TBD<br />
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  17. 17. Questions<br />