Funded! This project was successfully funded on February 15, 2013.

Update #11

Fix It Sticks...NOW SHIPPING

Good morning Backers,

Hopefully everyone got out for a ride this past weekend! Bare with me on this one it may get long...

The USPS returned a number of packages which delayed the Ti Sticks and after dealing with them we are ready to get those out today. We are still working through producing the $55 backer choices and the $199 backers. The custom aspect is of course taking longer, but I am shooting for this week to finish producing those sticks.

Speaking of the USPS, despite taking our finished envelopes to 2 different USPS facilities I am told that some of them are being delivered postage due. This infuriates me as we tried desperately to play by their rules and apparently they are changing the rules mid-stream. I apologize if you were one who had this experience.

To make amends for that and to return a small favor to my Kickstarter backers I have activated a coupon code at www.fixitsticks.com for $7.00 off any purchase. The code will be active for at least 3 weeks. I am hoping once you get the sticks you will want more and I want my early supporters to have a benefit for offering your support and patience. THE COUPON CODE WHICH IS NOW ACTIVE AT WWW.FIXITSTICKS.COM IS "Kickstarter!"

I did go out for a ride the other day finally and came up with this idea which I just tried on the fly. It worked very well for being in the middle of a country road. It will take some tweaking and eventually I may offer this with a proper fitting. But in honor of Bike Hackers everywhere the photo shows a recycled peice of tube cut to fit the stick, then inserted into the bar ends on my road bike (it worked on both traditional and short/shallow shape bars). It will take some tweaking to make it silent and easy to remove, but it is a pretty cool discovery for storing Fix It Sticks.

I have received some early positive feedback and some suggestions. As you might imagine I give this a lot of thought everyday. There are a lot of areas I want to improve and build upon, but for a first run production I am proud of the tool and the compliments mean so much to me, you really have no idea!  

This whole experience while not finished yet is just amazing. I can't thank you all enough for your support and encouragement. 

Thanks,

Brian Davis

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      Creator Brett Nelson on May 1, 2013

      Brian
      Have you thought about making the tips snap in and out? (Spring ball bearing) Then you could carry 2 handles and a small pouch of tips.

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      Creator Richard Hole on April 22, 2013

      Like Iain, I'm another Brit who got stung with a £12/$18 customs charge. Looking forward to using it on the road though!

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      Creator Iain Spillane on April 20, 2013

      Just got mine....very happy except for the £12 custom charge.
      It's not your fault though....

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      Creator Brian Harris on April 15, 2013

      Just got mine. First Kickstarter project to arrive at my door. Exciting!

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      Creator Jessica Boogaard on April 15, 2013

      Got our set yesterday! So excited to get the bikes out! Thanks guys!

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      Creator Richard Wezensky on April 15, 2013

      I got my set today! Pretty awesome, and lighter or as light as my current multi-tool. I can't wait to switch it out.

      Will you eventually be selling individual sticks? I'm thinking I might want a Philips and a small hex (water bottle cage size) to add to mine. Of course, I need to look back at my bikes to see what I really need.

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      Creator Brian Davis on April 15, 2013

      Hi Wendy, you were a $55 backer, so no...but that has nothing to do with being intl.

      We have not completed the production for $55 backers or $199 backers yet. Once we do all will go out at the same time, both domestic and Intl.

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      Creator Wendy Chan on April 15, 2013

      just checking if you have sent out the international orders yet?

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      Creator Brian Davis on April 15, 2013

      yes, that would be cool. Once I get these orders out I have a lot of things I am looking forward to experimenting with. But this idea quickly rose to the top! I wasn't too sure about MTN bike handlebars though, since they ends don't usually pop off like road bars. But to your point, if I made it a properly designed bar end, then it would work (assuming I can design it right) Thanks Nick...

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      Creator Nick Harewood on April 15, 2013

      That is a great idea for storing / carrying the sticks, and one that would work even better in mountain bike handlebars.
      What would be REALLY cool is... Custom Fix It Sticks machined bar ends - perhaps that could unscrew to pull out the sticks. The whole long/thin form factor of the sticks makes this a totally unique option, i think?

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