Hello Fix It Sticks backers!
Just a quick update to let you know how the story is going.
As for the business overall, things are great. Fix It Sticks bicycle multi tool have been reviewed favorably and shops (yours?) are starting to carry the tools as an option for their customers. That's great and it would NOT be happening without your support. Really. It would NOT have happened without YOU! In fact, I am expecting my very first order from a US distributor this week.
Recently, I finalized the SHOP VERSION of Fix It Sticks and I wanted all my Kickstarter backers to be aware of our latest news. (photos below)
In addition to the aluminum sets you all received we are now in "pre-order" mode for the steel version of Fix It Sticks (bits are still pressed in permanently). The difference is the steel versions are designed for heavy-duty use. They weigh 97 grams, and they can handle a whole bunch more torque (30 foot pounds/40 newton meters). I like how they turned out sort of industrial looking, I think they will age well with use. All of these are Made in the USA in my town Appleton, WI.
Why not do another KickStarter? I didn't feel the difference in material alone warranted a complete campaign. But in the near future I will be in touch with some new ideas...
I encourage you to visit www.fixitsticks.com to put in a pre-order for the SHOP VERSION of Fix It Sticks. I am allowing all pre-orders to customize bits or choose from one of the standard "sets". During the pre-order phase all the SHOP sets are $25.00 with custom bit selection available for no extra charge. Includes free shipping to the USA, a recycled tube carrying case (much more refined this time) and a sticker with the new SHOP logo.
Fix It Sticks makes a great gift for the special mechanic in your life.
I will be shipping the Steel version within the next 2-3 weeks (depending on demand). I have sold some already and I have a few dozen sets in-hand that are slated to ship out next week. Those will go out 'first come, first served', so order Fix It Sticks Steel Bike Tools now.
Fix It Sticks pre-order pricing is for a very limited time.
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to bringing you some fun ideas in the near future!
Have a great ride,
Brian Davis - www.fixitsticks.com
P.S. I will be at Interbike with a Fix It Sticks booth, please ask your shop to stop by and sign up to be a dealer!