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Old 01-01-18, 11:05 PM
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There is also a team photo of the 4 people who worked to bring the 1st fully automatically welded frame into being, with all the frame parts of that 1st frame in the foreground on a bench. It exists.
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Old 01-02-18, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by jur View Post
There is also a team photo of the 4 people who worked to bring the 1st fully automatically welded frame into being, with all the frame parts of that 1st frame in the foreground on a bench. It exists.
Sure, but if you look closely, you will see that two of the guys could just Peter's body with someone else's head superimposed, the other guy could just be a cleverly lit life sized cardboard cutout wearing Peter's jacket, and the parts could all just be high quality renderings. But I could be proved wrong by Peter and team touring the world to meet each individual member of this forum, backer or no, with the test bike and at least this alleged inert chamber, if not the whole factory on the back of a lorry.

Also have you noticed that his kids have no faces, if he even has kids.

I'll stake nothing at all on him actually being in Mexico with the fast car and the spanky lady. Those previous posts WERE TRUE.
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Old 01-02-18, 03:07 AM
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Could one of you post the supposed group photo then?

I have not seen that one but I have seen 1 or two of the test frame photos that look strangely "sterile" ( at least to my eyes ).
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Old 01-02-18, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jur View Post
There is also a team photo of the 4 people who worked to bring the 1st fully automatically welded frame into being, with all the frame parts of that 1st frame in the foreground on a bench. It exists.
I've never seen another 4 person team photo - just the one for xmas. Was this something from a previous year?
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Old 01-02-18, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by DaKineDatFolds View Post
I've never seen another 4 person team photo - just the one for xmas. Was this something from a previous year?
no, that's the one.
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Old 01-02-18, 10:44 AM
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A spanky lady? This thread is getting weird.
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Originally Posted by Joe Remi View Post
A spanky lady? This thread is getting weird.
getting weird ? as if it is not weird since about 2 years now ..lol
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Old 01-02-18, 02:36 PM
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getting weird ? as if it is not weird since about 2 years now ..lol
Two years is NOT weird if youíre starting a new tech bike company from scratch.

From what it seems now, the BIGGEST problem holding Helix back is that they are dependent on contractors for making certain proprietary parts. Thatís supposedly what is delaying the test bike (and backer bikes) now. Hopefully in the near future, ALL frame parts will be manufactured in-house.

No one will have a problem if stuff like wheels, spokes, tubes, brakes, derailleurs, etc. are imported. However, Iím all for getting frame-sets anyways. I can get my own components.
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Well, it finally happened....bikeforums.net is turning into religiousforums.com.
The intricate conspiracies, nefarious motives, & all the drama of faked moon
landing arguments. I just hope I get my bike by early June. I have plans.
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I just got a reply from Helix regarding my question about whether everyone will be getting the Ti seatpost and shot-peening:

The "base spec" has changed during the development process, so all bikes moving forward will receive things like the shot-peening and Ti seatpost. The pre-order and Kickstarter bikes will have the same base specs, the only differences are the optional paid upgrades that were offered when you placed your pre-order; the chain ring, brake rotors, and pedals.
That's good to know
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Originally Posted by spambait11 View Post
Two years is NOT weird if youíre starting a new tech bike company from scratch.
The quote is about a thread being weird, not a company. But thanks for playing.
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Originally Posted by MrFlamey View Post
I just got a reply from Helix regarding my question about whether everyone will be getting the Ti seatpost and shot-peening:



That's good to know
Yeah, I thought that applied to everyone (backers + pre-orderers). Good job making sure.
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Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
in his quest to find a new factory location, i've heard through the grapevine that he and his fiancť, 22 year old bobby sue, will be embarking on an extended fact-finding trip in his newly purchased bmw m6 gran coupe through parts of southern mexico, central and possibly on into, south america. stay tuned to the blog for further updates. (wifi in south america may be a bit spotty.)






thread theme song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WCFUGCOLLU
Spanky lady
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Originally Posted by Joe Remi View Post
The quote is about a thread being weird, not a company. But thanks for playing.
Triggered much?

Donít be bitter just 'cause you didnít preorder one. You should have played.

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Old 01-03-18, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Gibsonsean View Post
Sure, but if you look closely, you will see that two of the guys could just Peter's body with someone else's head superimposed, the other guy could just be a cleverly lit life sized cardboard cutout wearing Peter's jacket, and the parts could all just be high quality renderings. But I could be proved wrong by Peter and team touring the world to meet each individual member of this forum, backer or no, with the test bike and at least this alleged inert chamber, if not the whole factory on the back of a lorry.

Also have you noticed that his kids have no faces, if he even has kids.

I'll stake nothing at all on him actually being in Mexico with the fast car and the spanky lady. Those previous posts WERE TRUE.
I think Ms. spanky lady was meant to be a joke. The name Bobby Sue was part of the lyrics of Take the Money and Run.

Please define spanky lady. I looked up spanky on Urban Dictionary and basically it means one hand (or BOTH) may no longer be on top of the keyboard. Am I on the right track?
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Originally Posted by spambait11 View Post
Triggered much?

Donít be bitter just 'cause you didnít preorder one. You should have played.
No, I'm quite happy not being strung along by this dude for two years of broken promises on a project that never made sense in the first place. "Here's a super cheap titanium bicycle which is the best folding bike in the world." Yeah.
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Originally Posted by Joe Remi View Post
No, I'm quite happy not being strung along by this dude for two years of broken promises on a project that never made sense in the first place. "Here's a super cheap titanium bicycle which is the best folding bike in the world." Yeah.
Lol!

For a minute there, I thought you were describing Silicon Valley in general.
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In the last update before Christmas, it was said that in the Christmas update there would be pictures of the test bike and also a planning of delivery of the bikes.

Was there any planning announced as promised ?
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In the last update before Christmas, it was said that in the Christmas update there would be pictures of the test bike and also a planning of delivery of the bikes.

Was there any planning announced as promised ?
Originally Posted by DaKineDatFolds View Post

Update 12/09/2017: "The wait is almost over, in the next update we will be posting our anticipated manufacturing and delivery schedule."

Update 12/23/2017: "After contacting the custom parts suppliers, the manufacturing and delivery schedule should be posted next week.


'Twas the the month of December,
and all through the lands,
a sim' of a test bike?
But no plan to plan.


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The X-Files has returned, and this thread continues. Life is good.
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The X-Files has returned, and this thread continues. Life is good.
This thread should also be called, The 'x-Files. Apostrophe required.

And if I'm recalling correctly, one of their movie titles from 2008: The 'x-Files: I Want to Believe.

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Best thread EVER!
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Best thread EVER!
Yup
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I expect delays.
I expect less communication than I want.
I expect progress.
So far, I'm getting everything I expected.
But the upgrades, eg, shot peening & the TI seatpost....those are a wonderful surprise.
Now, if I just get my bike by early June, I'll be happier than a pig in a mud waller.

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Originally Posted by DaKineDatFolds View Post
I think Ms. spanky lady was meant to be a joke. The name Bobby Sue was part of the lyrics of Take the Money and Run.

Please define spanky lady. I looked up spanky on Urban Dictionary and basically it means one hand (or BOTH) may no longer be on top of the keyboard. Am I on the right track?
Really?

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42916/jabberwocky
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