Bup Labs, LLC is a small business based in Maryland in the United States. We cycle quite a bit and invent quite a bit, and one day decided we would marry the two. The net result was a few designs to solve problems we encountered when switching our bikes to Di2, and trying to come up with better ways to mount accessories. This ultimately broke into three categories:
Fizik Universal Mounts
Mounts for our Fizik saddles was the first stop on the list. Like some cyclists, we have very weak butts, and searched for a long time for the best saddle. Some people love Fizik, and some don't. In the end (no pun intended), we opted to use Fizik saddles on a variety of our bikes. That's where the Fizik mounts came from.
The second challenge we had, once we made a mount for the saddle, was in attaching items to it. We originally made mounts specific to a bunch of different accessories, and eventually settled on a Fizik Universal Mount™ that could use different mount arms.
Holders, and Plugs
While we were working on our rear attachments, we started trying to figure out what to do with this new Cannondale Synapse.25.4 mm seat post and Di2 battery. Much to our surprise, the available seat posts were limited at best, so we made our own adapters rather than fudge a solution.
We decided to start this store because the DIY way of doing things through Shapeways (while convenient) was not always the best way to serve people. We couldn't include instructions, help, screws, etc., and we didn't like that. So, here we are now. We are developing a bunch of new products and are always open for new suggestions. Go ahead and drop us a note using the button below, and suggest whatever you'd like to see. If we like the idea, and start to make the items, we will give you the first part for free. In many cases, we offer a beta test program too, when developing parts for a broader audience. It never hurts to ask!