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Old 11-29-23, 02:24 PM
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touring with a helix?

Has anyone toured with a helix?

What rack and panniers did you use?
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You might want to ask this Canadian couple:

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It look like a self made rear rack.

No information about how to fold the bike with this rear rack, must it be removed (seems to be the case, there are some quick release pins visible on the rack were it is attached to the seat tube, visible at about 7m26s) or does it fold?

Luckily enough, they traveled in a dry country with little rain and did not need mudguards.
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Originally Posted by Jipe
It look like a self made rear rack.

No information about how to fold the bike with this rear rack, must it be removed (seems to be the case, there are some quick release pins visible on the rack were it is attached to the seat tube, visible at about 7m26s) or does it fold?

Luckily enough, they traveled in a dry country with little rain and did not need mudguards.
I believe the rear rack used in the above video was an earlier prototype from Helix. You can see the latest prototype in this video from the same couple:
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Helix claim the the production version of this rack will fold and that bike with rack will fit into the recently announced travel case. The Helix website says the ETA for the mudguards, rack and case is January 24.
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Thanks for the information.

The rear rack of this video is different from the one of the previously posted video (see at about 4m10s) its only attached to the rear swing arm and folds with this rear swing arms (while the previous one was attached to the rear swing arm and seat tube of the bike main frame).
The drawback of this design is that the folded Helix cannot roll on its wheels anymore, the rear rack is on the ground, not the rear wheel.
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Originally Posted by Jipe
Thanks for the information.

The rear rack of this video is different from the one of the previously posted video (see at about 4m10s) its only attached to the rear swing arm and folds with this rear swing arms (while the previous one was attached to the rear swing arm and seat tube of the bike main frame).
The drawback of this design is that the folded Helix cannot roll on its wheels anymore, the rear rack is on the ground, not the rear wheel.
You can ask the couple about the rack on one of their videos.
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It does look like the bike may be able to roll when folded with the rack if using the new "rolling wheels". They're on the Helix site for $60. I'll be curious to see how they perform.
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Originally Posted by Jipe
Thanks for the information.

The rear rack of this video is different from the one of the previously posted video (see at about 4m10s) its only attached to the rear swing arm and folds with this rear swing arms (while the previous one was attached to the rear swing arm and seat tube of the bike main frame).
The drawback of this design is that the folded Helix cannot roll on its wheels anymore, the rear rack is on the ground, not the rear wheel.
Helix doesn't roll on the on the rear wheel. The bike is tilted towards your body so that it rolls on the front wheel only. See video below 40 seconds in.
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With the rack of the latest video, it seems that the rack touch the ground and that the wheels do not touch the ground anymore?

It seems also that there are fastening points to attach easy wheels on the rack?
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Originally Posted by Jipe
With the rack of the latest video, it seems that the rack touch the ground and that the wheels do not touch the ground anymore?

It seems also that there are fastening points to attach easy wheels on the rack?
Well I've taken a second look at the Greece video at 4:10 and I think the rack is just clear of the ground, but we have to remember this is a prototype and the production version may vary.
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Originally Posted by Jonesandrew
Helix doesn't roll on the on the rear wheel. The bike is tilted towards your body so that it rolls on the front wheel only. See video below 40 seconds in.
https://youtu.be/9X1wRDcw1Cg?feature=shared
Helix swingarm feet now can roll as have bearing inside and u can buy from helix website
alternatively can buy Easy Wheel Adapter for helix (many Singapore n Hk owner use it)
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