At the age of 4, he came up with the idea of building a combine harvester that could harvest grain at the front and dispense jam sandwiches at the back. An invention that unfortunately never made it to market. However, at the age of 16, Joachim Fiedler built a model out of bicycle spokes, car seatbelts and tin cans that allowed him to carry his cello case on his bicycle - this became his first patent and a good sideline: As a music student, he sold the carrying systems to cellists, installing them himself with a drill. This was followed by a magnetic holder for the cello bow, which led to the mechanism used to close almost all school rucksacks today.
And so the professional musician became an inventor and entrepreneur. His FIDLOCK brand now has 100 employees and 400 patents. In 2022, he will be nominated for the European Inventor of the Year Award, thanks to his talent for making connections that really stick.
FIDLOCK's developments can be found in cars, on shorts, in millions of helmets - and above all on bicycles. What they all have in common is an 'aha' moment. It can be so simple, so intuitive and so safe.
VACUUM - a combination of a suction cup and magnets - holds the smartphone securely to the handlebar and can be easily released with one hand. And the new PINCLIP family uses two magnets and a self-locking mechanism to securely attach and release your action camera.
A SMALL TWIST
FIDLOCK has also done away with bottle cages. Instead, they can be attached to an inconspicuous base on the frame - they can be removed with a slight twist and a magnet pulls them back into the mechanical holder. The 16g lightweight solution is also modular: compatible tool boxes, bags and locks can be fitted just as easily. Today, you can equip your bike with FIDLOCK's smart and simple solutions. The fasteners are indispensable - so much so that hundreds of thousands of practical basic systems are pre-installed on bikes from the factory.