It's Wes and Devin. PCTV took some time yesterday and interviewed them about Swarm, the Nectar and Elixir project, and using Kickstarter to launch a product. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMJljUvmpNg
One question that many people have when ordering a seat clamp is, "what size should I order?" Well, you're in luck. Our crack team of engineers has put together a quick explanation of how to make sure you're ordering the right size Nectar or Elixir for your bike. The best way to address this is to start by briefly explaining some of the terms:
Seat post = the post that attaches to your seat Seat tube = the tube on your bike's frame that the seat post slides into Seat clamp = the clamp that squeezes the seat tube, causing it to grip the seat post. AKA Nectar or Elixir
So the seat clamp has to be sized to fit over the seat tube. There are 5 standard seat tube diameters on the market: 28.6mm, 30.0mm, 31.8mm, 34.9mm, and 36.4mm. We're releasing Nectar and Elixir in all 5 sizes. If your bike has an unusual size, no worries- just order the next size up. If you have a 31.5mm seat tube, a 31.8mm seat clamp will work like magic.
The best way to make sure you're getting the right size is to grab a set of calipers. Just ask your closest engineer- she's bound to have a set. Stick the calipers on the outside of the seat tube, and measure away! You can also measure the inside of the seat clamp that is currently on your bike.
Finally, when in doubt, consult your bike frame manufacturer. They will certainly have this information available.
We hope this helps!
Cory Doctorow over at boingboing posted this awesome howto video on making really funky gears. This could make a great art project! Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LdlSAN1yks