Two Americans resident in London have a Kickstarter success on their hands. The Plume recoiling mudguard is to be made in Britain and has nearly reached its Kickstarter total, with almost a full month still to go.
Dan McMahon and Patrick Laing have received $17,914 in pledges from 462 backers and need just a few more pledges to get them over their guaranteed funding threshold of $18,000.
They describe their product as a "sleek mudguard [that] recoils back into a tight circle under your seat with the gentle press of a finger, even if you’re in motion."
Plume is made from stainless steel and a flexible polymer.
"Plume is made from material combinations and unique components which haven't been executed in many other products before," said McMahon.
"We have spent a lot of time finding manufacturers willing to take on a job which is somewhat risky when compared to every-day run of the mill type work. Plume may look simple, but there is a lot going on under the hood. We are working very closely with manufacturers and material suppliers based in the United Kingdom."