Hollow Wheel Production and Shipping Update #25: It's happening!
June 20th is when the production will be complete and it boards a shipping container to USA. It's rapidly approaching and so are the wheels.
Factory is moving fast and we are producing thousands of wheels. Some hiccups here and there that cause some slow downs but nothing that isn't solvable. dsds
All of the covers are a couple of days away from being all completed, then they head off to the logo printer.
Suspension insert mold was completed and we did a first article sample. It's supposed to be red in color, but we just put in black to do the dimensional inspection. There is one dimension that is off and the factory and I are going back and forth on it, but I don't think it will cause a delay for June 20th. The samples are being sent to me in CA so I'll do inspection.
The factory is also starting to work on the thread part of the wheel and dialing in some dimensions as well, but it's looking good so far.
Many of you have been asking for a picture of the Kegel wheel, so here it is below!
Box production is kicking off and so are all the instruction manuals. Those are easy.
This might be just a wheel to some of you, but this has been the most difficult manufacturing experience I have ever been part of. I designed and mass manufactured an 8.8L V8 and a 4.3L V6 engine for Power Solutions International in 4 years as their Chief Engineer and that felt like a cake walk compared to producing something during COVID. I founded a motion tracking fitness startup called Enflux and went thru the silicon valley tech startup journey then raised millions in venture capital for it and that was insane. But this. This was the most challenging project with twists and turns at every single turn. Usually, I would go live in China and produce the product, but obviously I couldn't with COVID, which added so much more time in delays and inefficiency. Dealing with production issues, COVID shut downs, China to USA time difference, using my own capital, and so much more for the past two years has been the most stressful experience but the most fulfilling thing I have done.
If you're still reading and haven't caught up on the last update where I show the entire assembled wheel go here: https://momentum-boards.com/blogs/news/hollow-wheel-manufacturing-update-24-back-in-production
Thanks so much for the support and patience.