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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Two hours ago (1230 ET, 1730 GMT) I received this...

Two hours ago (1230 ET, 1730 GMT) I received this email:


Either a mistake I am still on their customer list or PB is taunting me. Regardless, best wishes to Helix. This is a profound milestone...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Sure has bee quiet around here. Calm before the...

Sure has bee quiet around here. Calm before the storm? But what kind of storm will it be?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

To those wishing to acquire a place in the backer's queue...

...if this is of any relevance to this recent interest in transferring ownership:

There is one orphan bike, #382, the one formerly assigned to me. Since I was expelled - the only known case - by...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

That's clever and funny. Thanks for amusement in...

That's clever and funny. Thanks for amusement in a time of uncertainty.

Gosh, has it REALLY been 3 years?!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Mystery solved.

This is one of those "why didn't I think of it before". Closer examination of that job posting:

This position requires top level TIG welding and fabrication skills to assist lead robot TIG weld...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

To clarify, what I'm getting at is whether the...

To clarify, what I'm getting at is whether the enormous investment in an inert this or that robotic such and such has turned out dismal. And thus whether they're now falling back to good old fashion...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Memory is a little vague on this but I recall one...

Memory is a little vague on this but I recall one of the 2 staff already hired was a welder (among other skills). Is it still good news if they have more than 1 welder in a tiny but supposedly state...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

I live in Toronto. Helix backers on this...

I live in Toronto.

Helix backers on this forum can attest to claims made below.

I elucidated the location of the factory, 4chan-esque style, and provided details in the backers' forum. It was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

What's with the fuss with possibly faked photos...

What's with the fuss with possibly faked photos and broken promises? We're used to delays after another.

Was the in-factory photo which included staff not of an assembled test bike or the parts...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-18, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Helix bikes are welded inside an inert vacuum...

Helix bikes are welded inside an inert vacuum chamber to mitigate problems working with titanium. What is puzzling though is there cannot possibly be inert vacuum chambers large enough to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

There is some some merit in raising a flag. I...

There is some some merit in raising a flag. I get the humorous notion of sandwiches and, umm, pop bottles strewn about but even slobs would have thrown them just out of view. Nevertheless,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Possibly because it's the single speed model?...

Possibly because it's the single speed model? But then why have that tensioner there...unless it's required to keep the chain from hanging loose in the folded position.



Nah, don't kill 'em....
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Beautiful.

Beautiful.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

While this is a happy occasion for Helix backers,...

While this is a happy occasion for Helix backers, looks like many need to vent off frustrations with Kickstarter and probably other crowdfunders.

I received this response from KS in regards to an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Good morning everyone (it's Saturday morning...

Good morning everyone (it's Saturday morning after sunrise in this part of the world), after noon or evening as applicable. Sounds like something really exciting happened.



spambait11, by rear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Even with a powerful ally like the the CEO of...

Even with a powerful ally like the the CEO of Amex, KS would not bend a little. It's probably because once successfully funded, the money has been forwarded to the project starter, ie. really out...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

30% ??!!! Is that what KS takes ?! Was your...

30% ??!!! Is that what KS takes ?!

Was your refund voluntarily performed by the project starter? Maybe that's it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Okay, the secret is out.

Free of obligations, Richard starts to reveal all.



KS per se may not give refunds. But apparently, there is a mechanism in KS by which a project starter can refund a backer. A full refund too,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Well, the Helix is his baby after all so yeah,...

Well, the Helix is his baby after all so yeah, he's being Big Bro about everything. You may recall the "My Way" music video meme I posted a few months ago jestingly portraying, what many were already...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Whaaat?! I spent time dreaming up and drawing...

Whaaat?! I spent time dreaming up and drawing those designs. The second design was my very last post in the forum and final gift to the Helix community. Gift stolen :(
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

Thank you many backers for describing the update...

Thank you many backers for describing the update here.

Glad to hear a great milestone has been (almost) reached. I feel both happy for backers as well as envious.

In the next update, there will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

That's very thought-provoking. ...

That's very thought-provoking.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

To anyone here who is a backer:

Has a bi-weekly update not been posted yet?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,497
Posted By RichardLee

First, my surprise: This thread has over 142K...

First, my surprise: This thread has over 142K reads at the time of writing?! And it's a relatively new thread. Wow.

Top non-sticky threads in Folding Bikes in order of view count with start date...
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