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Update #16

FYI on the FINAL HOURS of the New Replaceable Fix It Sticks

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Hello backers of the first Kickstarter for Fix It Sticks.

Where would I be without y'all? Not too far, I can tell you that!

We are down to LESS THAN 24 HOURS in our latest Kickstarter here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fixitsticks/a-re-imagined-replaceable-wrench

I posted early reviews on the campaign page from media so you can know that you are getting a great product. The machine shop is set to deliver the first 1/2 of the order on Wednesday, so I feel very confident in hitting the promised timeline of mid to late May 2014.

The campaign is going extremely well as you can see. I am unbelievably excited and I thank you for the success of the first campaign. Also thanks to those who contributed to this one (there are a lot of you!).

I can't say enough how grateful I am to you all. Without this platform for funding the company I know Fix It Sticks would not exist. It would be another idea on a napkin.

Thank you for helping me and my family.

Brian, Paula, Isabelle and Isaac

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!

Update #15

NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING NOW!

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Fix It Sticks Launching 2 New Products TODAY!

Thank you so much for your past support of Fix It Sticks. 

Our launch last year allowed us to go to the industry trade show, buy inventory and get some traction in the marketplace and more importantly deliver your Fix It Sticks on time.  

Today I am excited to let you know about my new campaign for Fix It Sticks. Introducing the Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition and the new Fix It Sticks T-Way Wrench.

Be among the first to back our new products and in turn be among the first to get them. Fix It Sticks bicycle tools is growing thanks to you! 

Click here to see our new campaign

Product Launch #1 Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition-This tool is meant to offer the same shop quality experience of the original Fix It Sticks except with more flexibility and toughness. 

Product Launch #2 Fix It Sticks T-Way Wrench-This tool is a great alternative to spending hundreds of dollars setting up a home shop. This tool is a permanent T shape with replaceable ends. 

The tools are still machined in Appleton, WI, and are still born in my garage just like your existing tools were.

Thank you for forwarding this email to anyone else you know who is a little nuts about tools, gear and fixing stuff. 

Brian Davis 

www.fixitsticks.com / @fixitsticks / www.facebook.com/fixitsticks


Update #14

Fix It Sticks - 1 Sale, 1 Week, 1 Chance

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Dearest Fix It Sticks Kickstarter backers,

We wouldn't be around without your support so I wanted to share with you a special bit of news. After being featured in numerous holiday gift guides like Bicycling Magazine, Outside Magazine, Momentum Magazine and others I have decided to run 1 sale this holiday season to amp things up a bit.

15% off your entire order at www.fixitsticks.com

Just enter "HOLIDAY" at checkout and you are all set. Applies to domestic and international orders.

We have over 10 standard sets available and custom options too. All sets now come with a more professional recycled tube case and we've improved our durability and finish as well.

Bicycle Tool Spectrum
Bicycle Tool Spectrum

Thank you again for your support! 

Brian Davis

P.S. You *might* be hearing from me in the new year with some fresh ideas!


Update #13

Where are they now? - Fix It Sticks

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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.

Timeline:

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!

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Update #12

FIX IT STICKS - SHIPPED!

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Hello friends of Fix It Sticks,

Every backer we have info for is shipping!

We are still missing about 20 people's address info. Contact me if you think you are one of those who did NOT fill out the survey (info@fixitsticks.com). Everyone else, give it a week or 2 for the shipments to arrive worldwide.

I would like to reiterate that we are offering a deal for Kickstarter backers on our site for the time being. Check out and enter "Kickstarter!" and receive $7.00 off your order. I also added a single stick option to the website under the custom section. http://www.fixitsticks.com/products/build-your-own-fix-it-sticks

I would like to thank everyone for the amazing support to get this idea up and running. It is intensely gratifying seeing the sticks out in the wild and being used by all sorts of people. Mechanics, plumbers, auto technicians, camera people, skiers, snowboarders, ect. 

Please find us on Facebook for more regular updates. I will likely wrap up with the KS community through this method 1-2 more times, but other than that I will on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fixitsticks and on twitter @briandavis3000

Our website www.fixitsticks.com will be the first place for you to hear about new product developments. I will be in touch later this year with my next idea.

As the season rolls on keep your photos and stories coming. It is awesome!

Finally, please show the sticks to your local bike shops and ask them to stock FIX IT STICKS!  We would love to have more dealers and distributors worldwide.

Thank you all so much for an amazing experience and have a great ride!

Brian Davis, creator of Fix It Sticks


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    Whale – 1 cool sticker. Access to the product advisory panel dropbox drive. And you will receive 2 sets (4 sticks/8 bits total) engraved with your name, some Facebook love and my undying appreciation for your support of my little product. YOUR CHOICE on bits (8) and the sticks will also be in Kickstarter green. Also you will be part of our launch party coming in the Spring of 2013. Depending on demand, this party will be LIGHTS OUT. You will be a VIP at this event and receive commensurate service. Travel to Wisconsin is not included. Also, when you come to Wisconsin we will go for a ride with a sprint finish!

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