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Old 05-25-18, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by DaKineDatFolds View Post
There are quite a few here who 'pre-ordered' in early 2017. Refunds can easily be granted for the pre-order people. So they can easily say, "They're going to get theirs before I get mine," and possibly be more relaxed about it - the exit strategy came built in.
Indeed, in other KS projects pre-orders were delivered before backers and sometimes retailer orders were also delivered before all backers receive their product.

This is what seems to happen with the Vellobike+ : the creator showed lots of packed bike ready for shipping but no backer seem to have received any of those bikes while shops have at least demo Vellobike+. So there is a great chance that the creator preferred to
deliver the first manufactured bikes to retailers to grow their business than to backers.
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Old 05-26-18, 10:02 PM
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Update is out. Lots of progress on manufacturing - pictures of frames and components at some volume - but there have been further delays on some parts. Next update 2 weeks from now.
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Old 05-27-18, 09:36 AM
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Update is out. Lots of progress on manufacturing - pictures of frames and components at some volume - but there have been further delays on some parts. Next update 2 weeks from now.
Does "some volume" mean a couple dozen frames or possibly several dozen to more than a hundred frames?
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Old 05-28-18, 02:23 AM
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Latest update

There has been a lengthy update indeed. Including photos of a number of finished swing arms, which are said to be the hardest part to make. They discuss finishing and some production schedule.
But what I find most interesting about this update, is that for the first time, since I have been following these updates at least, they actually utter out loud a conviction that delivery of the bicycle is feasible and imminent. this is unlike their usual style.

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Old 05-28-18, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by AvnerBen View Post
...is that for the first time, since I have been following these updates at least, they actually utter out loud a conviction that delivery of the bicycle is feasible and imminent. this is unlike their usual style.
It is his style:

Originally Posted by The Helix.ca Blog dated April 6, 2017 View Post
At this time, we have reached our production capacity for a timely delivery and will be closing pre-orders on April 7 at 10:00 pm EST.
Originally Posted by The Helix.ca Blog dated January 27, 2017 View Post
Our Kickstarter supporters will begin receiving their bikes early spring and over the first half of the year we will be rapidly increasing our manufacturing capacity to minimize the wait for Helix.
Originally Posted by The Helix.ca Blog dated August 1, 2016 View Post
We are currently on schedule to start delivering our Kickstarter orders late October and production of pre-orders will follow immediately after and will deliver early spring 2017.
Originally Posted by The Helix.ca Blog dated September 14, 2015 View Post
As it stands, we expect that we will be able to deliver current orders on time, but orders soon hereafter will overflow into April and possibly May depending on the final number.
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Old 05-28-18, 07:10 PM
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It is his style:
Great post. You Helix backers sure are one classy bunch to humor this guy for this long. Respect! I hope it pays off for you.
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Old 05-28-18, 07:19 PM
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@wesgreen: I am not a backer.
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Old 05-30-18, 12:18 AM
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It is his style:
Wow, very dishonest and unscrupulous.
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Old 05-30-18, 03:12 PM
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I don't think this guy is being dishonest or unscrupulous. I see an overly optimistic guy with good intentions who just got in a little over his head. They'll deliver eventually, and all of us spectators will be damned jealous when they do.
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Old 05-30-18, 05:41 PM
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Jealous?? I'll be glad all these people got bikes. I'm not jealous of anyone involved in this stupid fiasco.
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Old 05-30-18, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by The Helix Updates section at Kickstarter.com dated May 30, 2017 View Post
Testing is Underwary

*For backers only
Happy Anniversary! It has been one year to the day since the latest update was posted to the Helix page on Kickstarter.com!
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Old 05-31-18, 06:46 AM
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It's going to be a while. I am not sure that all the final components were chosen yet ( maybe the online portal is not updated ). I'm sure the Shimano 11sp hubs will be a very long wait. I normally wait 5-6 months for Shimano Nexus 8 hubs , once I waited 11 months for Capreo components ( never ordered them again ). These type of delays kill cash flow for normal operations. Helix got customer funds up front, so that was not an issue.

Overall, I expect the bike to be very nice, however I do not expect it to arrive anytime soon.

Thanks,
Yan
Im new to the folding bikes threads so had to do a google https://www.helix.ca/
Impressive!
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Old 06-07-18, 10:46 AM
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Whoa... it's been three months since I last posted in this thread. I see there are still updates, but no actual product yet.

This saga is epic. They will sing songs of Helix in Valhalla until the final days of Ragnarok.
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Old 06-07-18, 06:29 PM
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Supposed to be an update this week I think.
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Old 06-08-18, 04:59 AM
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the first post in this thread

Originally Posted by GTizzy View Post
Hey All!

Since we're already in March, where's the Helix? I though it was shipping about now.

Any update from backers?
Hey all! just noting that we created this thread with the above question in March 2016...
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Old 06-08-18, 09:30 AM
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Children have grown and gone to college since this question was asked..
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Old 06-09-18, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by GTizzy View Post
Hey all! just noting that we created this thread with the above question in March 2016...
Welcome back, thread founder. Happy 2.25 Year Anniversary. Not one backer nor pre-order customer has received shipment of a Helix bike yet. The update pictures continue to appear as progress.
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Old 06-10-18, 09:42 PM
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I was hoping we were gonna get an update this weekend...it’s been 2 weeks since the last one no???
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Old 06-11-18, 03:41 PM
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Years ago there was a bit on my local talk radio between the host and program director about plans for the station. "Meetings are being held and plans are under discussion. Notes are being taken and I'll let you know if anything comes up." There's your update.
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Old 06-17-18, 04:52 PM
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3 weeks and still no update, but I suppose Peter could write something to give us a quick situation update before the weekend is out. Kind of a bummer there hasn't been any news for a week after when the update was due. I hope things are OK and it's nothing more than some components are still delayed and Peter just feels embarrassed that he keeps saying they will arrive and then don't. He probably should just stop saying when components he has no control over are going to arrive with such certainty. Anyway, hopefully we'll get some news soon.
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Old 06-18-18, 07:00 AM
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3 weeks and still no update...
3 years and still no bike.
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Old 06-18-18, 10:11 AM
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3 years and still no bike.
Right??
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Old 06-18-18, 11:30 AM
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Right??
good things come to those that wait. Sometimes.

a brief note has been posted - More next week...all being well.
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Old 06-18-18, 05:27 PM
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Old 06-18-18, 07:20 PM
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Orders for Helix

ORDERS FOR HELIX WILL RESUME SPRING 2018
.... Of what hemisphere!?
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