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This project was successfully funded on February 22, 2013.

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Shipping Update #2

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We are thrilled to announce that the bicymple is shipping!!!

The first 5 bicymples to ship, sitting in the FedEx "Outbox"
The first 5 bicymples to ship, sitting in the FedEx "Outbox"

This is an incredibly exciting and satisfying moment for us and our backers! We are grateful, excited, exhausted, and a whole list of other emotions! 5 were dropped off to be shipped yesterday and another 5 will go out today. 15 more bicymples are fully assembled and ready to be boxed. We'll be assembling/boxing/delivering them to FedEx as rapidly as we can over the next couple of weeks. 

If you want to see what that process looks like, check out this video!

Those of you whose bicymples have already been shipped have received a message from us via Kickstarter with your tracking information. If you haven't seen that message, it means that we're working hard to get yours out the door! Stay tuned.

We'll be sending out another update for backers-eyes-only in the next day or two with more exciting backer-specific information. If you pledged for a bicymple, keep an eye out for that one! 

Thank you all, as always, for your support and patience! We're here!

Cheers!

Josh & Gabe

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Bicymple Pre-Shipping Survey

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Production Update #13

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This feels like our most exciting update yet, so we’ll get right to it.

The bicymple will be shipping in January!

If you were one of our backers, your wait is very nearly over! We have about half of the bicymples assembled and packing materials are on the way. We’ll be finishing the remaining bicymples in the next couple of weeks. 

Here’s what will be happening in that time: 

- Building and truing of our custom rear wheels for all of the 26” bicymples

- Assembly of the remaining bicymples 

- Packing/shipping preparation 

- Finalizing the Owner’s Manual 

- Sending the final Kickstarter survey for bicymple backers 

- Arranging shipping 

- Shipping!

Some of you who live nearby have asked about the possibility of local pickup. This is no problem. Contact us and we’ll set it up with you--we wish we could meet all of you! info@bicymple.com or via Kickstarter/Facebook/Twitter, etc.! 

It’s been quite the journey but we are within reach of our goal! We’re incredibly grateful to have had this opportunity and owe it all to our backers. Thank you all so much. It’s fantastic to know that you will all finally have your bicymples within a matter of weeks! 

THANK YOU to all of our backers and supporters! 

Cheers, and Happy Holidays! 

Josh & Gabe 

Gabe & Josh, with one of the (mostly) assembled Kickstarter bicymples.
Gabe & Josh, with one of the (mostly) assembled Kickstarter bicymples.
 

Production Update #12

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Hello again everybody!

We've been busy. Here's the latest:

  • The final tiny parts (spacers, etc) are being fabricated and will be done in the next couple of days.
  • All custom 29er rear wheels are laced & trued, with brake rotors, tires, and tubes installed.
  • Custom 26er rear wheel components are on the way and will laced & trued as soon as we get them.
  • Brake lines are all cut to length and will be bled prior to installation.
  • Subassemblies like saddle/rear stem and handlebar/front stem are done or being done currently.
  • Major assembly has begun on just a couple of demo bikes, so we can see any kinks in the process (good so far!)
  • Final assembly will be happening in the next couple of weeks, with shipping immediately following.  We're likely going to ship them out in small batches to expedite the process for most, rather than wait until they are all complete, even thought it would be a really satisfying moment/excellent photo opportunity for us to see them all lined up, ready to be shipped out!. 

This is the final push, and we're excited to get these initial bikes into the hands and under the bums of our backers!

Here are some photos from our Thanksgiving weekend work days. Enjoy!

Custom, freewheeling rear wheels, assembled and ready for installation!
Custom, freewheeling rear wheels, assembled and ready for installation!
Josh, Gabe, Meghan, and Charlie, all hard at work (Charlie, especially!)
Josh, Gabe, Meghan, and Charlie, all hard at work (Charlie, especially!)
Josh, putting the finishing touches on the very first of the Kickstarter bicymples.
Josh, putting the finishing touches on the very first of the Kickstarter bicymples.
Charlie the Pit Bull, Acting Supervisor
Charlie the Pit Bull, Acting Supervisor

 It has been a very long journey to get to this point, but we're here now and couldn't be more excited about it! Thank you to all of our backers and supporters for standing with us and remaining patient through these many, many months! Bicymple is coming!

Cheers,

Josh & Gabe