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Update #10 - For backers only

Updated Component and Project Status

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Update #9

Color Swatches Sent!

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If you purchased a powder coated bike or frame please check your email! We have sent out the color swatches to everyone who pledged for bike(s) or paid extra for a powder coated frame(s) only. If you did not receive an email from us please get back to me at alan@choppersus.com. 

There are 25 standard colors to choose from and the price of powder coating is included in the price of your bike pledge or if you paid extra on your frame pledge.

ALSO...we are sending a FREE T-shirt with each bike purchased. If you have not sent us your shirt size please do that as well.

We look forward to seeing what colors everyone selects!
Thank you,
Alan
Cycles U.S./Cruisers U.S. Beachcomber


Update #8

Colors! and Drive Sprockets!

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Hi Everyone - 

If you pledged for a complete bike be sure to check your email later this week. We finally got the list of powder coating swatches from our partner and we will be circulating them via email. We think we have assembled a great list of choices from the top powder coating supply companies in the market - hopefully there is something for everyone. But remember, if you don't see one you love, there is still the option of us ordering in custom powder (but in this case a fee to cover the cost of ordering the powder will apply). If you use one of the colors we send on the swatches it is included in the price of your bike. In all cases we will do a minimum of 2 stage - color and clear - and in some cases it takes 3 stages (base coat, color.clear) to get the color as shown. Powder coating is a beautiful, smooth and durable finish.

We are working to complete a handful of small custom parts and the center drive sprocket for the jackshafts is finally in production. This was the final part needed to complete the jackshafts, and although the machine work is complex it works awesome.

Wheelsets are done, tires are being mounted. The list is getting shorter. We appreciate everyone's patience and will continue to provide updates as more info is available. We want these bikes on the road! They will be even better than the photos and video show!

Let us know if you have any questions. And if you haven't sent us shirt sizes (one per bike or frame) make sure you do!

Thanks!
Alan


Update #7

Quick Update

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Quick update - We are working diligently on completing the bikes. Wheelsets are near completion (we had to order them directly from Shimano in Japan and it took forever but they are here and all of the wheels are nearly done, including a couple of special sets ordered directly). Frames are in final production. Almost all of the other parts are in house or in transit to our warehouse. Once everything is here we will inventory and send out color info. Powder Coating will be 2nd to last step and we are trying to get the broadest selection of stock colors possible. Oh, and forks are at polishers too. So we are getting there. We apologize for the delay and look forward to getting everyone their frames/bikes. Thanks for your patience - it WILL be worth it! Putting a new bike into production has many moving parts and lots to coordinate, especially a bike of this caliber and functionality. Best Regards, Alan

Update #6

Message to all Bicycle and Frame Sponsors!

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We assume you have been watching our posts but if not we wanted to send out a general update. We have had a few setbacks but are working as hard as we can to get the bikes/frames completed and delivered. The jackshaft redesign slowed us down a little, but made it an even better product - the entire drivetrain is now bulletproof! There is absolutely nothing like it in the market. And the recent strike at the L.A. port has slowed us getting in critical parts (like the roller brake hubs). But we have smoothed out all the issues and critical items like the wheelsets are now in final production. We will be forwarding color choices soon too. We appreciate your patience and continued support and can't wait for everyone to get their bikes! If you have any questions, as always please email or message me.
Thank you!
Best,
Alan
alan@choppersus.com
Cycles U.S.


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    Along with our sincere thanks and appreciation, you receive a cool sticker with the Cruisers U.S. logo including shipping to your door. Put it on your car, toolbox, desk, computer, etc. to show the world you love cycling! (Pledges outside the continental U.S. please add $1 for shipping to your pledge amount)

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    Along with our sincere thanks and appreciation, you get a Cruisers U.S. logo tee shirt in your choice of sizes, and of course, big sizes are available! Includes shipping in the continental U.S. Please specify your size needed. Adult sizes only. (Pledges outside the continental U.S. please add $20 for shipping to your pledge amount).

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    Along with our sincere thanks and appreciation, we will send you a stainless steel Cruisers U.S. travel mug and holder for your bike. Fits standard water bottle bosses. Great way to bring your Starbucks with you when riding! (Pledges outside the continental U.S. please add $20 for shipping to your pledge amount).

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    Along with our sincere thanks and appreciation, you get all three of the above rewards! (Pledges outside the continental U.S. please add $20 for shipping to your pledge amount).

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    Along with our sincere thanks and appreciation, you will receive one of the first Cruisers U.S. Suspension Cruiser frames to roll off the line. These frames are sent in a raw (unpainted) finish, ready for you to paint or powder coat any way you want. Includes shipping to the continental U.S. or pickup in our So Cal location. (Pledges outside the continental U.S. please contact us before pledging to discuss shipping costs).

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    Along with our sincere thanks and appreciation, you get a complete Cruisers U.S. Suspension Cruiser bicycle, along with all the components shown in the photos above including wide wheels, 8 speed internal gearing, chrome triple tree fork, and a standard powder coated finish (when shipping, some assembly will be required). Amount includes shipping to the continental U.S. or pickup in our So Cal location. (Pledges outside the continental U.S. please contact us before pledging to discuss shipping costs).

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    Along with our sincere thanks and appreciation, we will send you the sticker, t-shirt, stainless mug and holder and a complete Cruisers U.S. Suspension Cruiser bicycle as described above, but in your choice of any custom color frame and with custom graphics too. We can personalize the bike to match your business, a theme, etc. and include your logo, name or whatever you have in mind. And we upgrade the gearing to an infinite gearing planetary drive Nuvinci hub too! Amount includes shipping to the continental U.S. or pickup in our So Cal location. (Pledges outside the continental U.S. please contact us before pledging to discuss shipping costs).

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    Do you have a bike rental business or are you thinking about starting one? Do you own a bike shop and are always looking for hot new bikes to carry? Our bicycle is the perfect combination of what the wholesale and rental industries want – attractive, fun to ride, easy to ride, super strong, can accommodate a broad range of riders, etc. And since we have had a bunch of inquiries from both bike dealers and rental businesses we thought we would put together a special package deal for those companies. For your pledge you get a fleet of five (5) complete Cycles U.S. Suspension Cruisers with the eight speed Nexus hub system and all of the features described above. That’s only $700 per bike – that’s $650 off the normal retail price. But this special offer is only available to those interested in buying a minimum of five (5) bikes at once. And we’ll even send you some stickers, shirts and mugs to promote the line too! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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