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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-19, 05:01 AM
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Posted By Jipe

I wonder how you want to electrify it ? What...

I wonder how you want to electrify it ?

What kind of motor: front hub seems difficult with the lefty fork, bottom bracket motor also due to folding and because the seat tube is place in front of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-19, 04:26 PM
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Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

For the seat post, on one picture, it seems not...

For the seat post, on one picture, it seems not round but on the seat tube it is written diameter 28.6mm what means that it is round.

But the first thing that came to my mind seeing the detailed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-19, 03:04 AM
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Posted By Jipe

Its published in several business reviews, just...

Its published in several business reviews, just one https://road.cc/content/news/235018-brompton-turnover-sharply-201617-despite-flat-volumes

When moving to the new factory, Brompton CEO Will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-19, 01:17 AM
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Posted By Jipe

Coming back to the folders market, there is a...

Coming back to the folders market, there is a clear demand for electric assist folders but the main competitor for folders now is electric scooter including the public ones like the Lime, overboards,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-19, 07:47 AM
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Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

Bigger wheel size: there are few other folders...

Bigger wheel size: there are few other folders with same wheel size (but that accepts the normal ETRTO507 tire size what Helix doesn't), not widely used because useless, only drawbacks. ETRTO 507...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

Raxel. you should look at the history of the...

Raxel. you should look at the history of the project from the beginning: originally, the Helix frame was build by an experienced Canadian titanium parts manufacturer, Peter wasn't considering to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-19, 05:00 AM
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Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

You are completely right. There are no new...

You are completely right.

There are no new paradigm at all,

ETRTO 507 wheels for folders has already be done and is not widely used because it is a drawback and not a benefit.

The folding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-19, 02:16 PM
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Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

One of the potential problems of size for big...

One of the potential problems of size for big people of the Helix is B) Effective top tube length: 590 mm Hopefully, this has changed since the Kickstarter campaign)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

The fact that a size is defined as a standard,...

The fact that a size is defined as a standard, doesn't mean that there are components available.

If you have a bike with ETRTO 507 wheels and have a wide choice of tires, it means that that bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

If you consider any ETRTO size to be standard,...

If you consider any ETRTO size to be standard, then yes ETRTO 507 is a standard component.

But if you look at the amount of road bikes using ETRTO 507 wheels, then its not (there is ETRTO 520 for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-19, 04:11 AM
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Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

Sure, it will help but nothing replaces...

Sure, it will help but nothing replaces experience and real users.

All bakes use many standard components, the folders are a type of bike that need several specific components (like the Helix...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

If you are an experienced design engineer, you...

If you are an experienced design engineer, you know like me that the probability of being first time right when you make a completely new product from scratch is very low, there are always problems...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

Nobody tested this bike, nobody even saw it in...

Nobody tested this bike, nobody even saw it in real, so this statement seems to me a little bit optimistic !

A more realistic statement is to say that there are now bigger chance that you will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

All these Chinese titanium copy of Brompton or...

All these Chinese titanium copy of Brompton or Montague are very low volume production, these guys do not try to reach a low price for them, its not comparable to what Helix wants to do i.e.a much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

Not sure at all. On a folder, usually all...

Not sure at all.

On a folder, usually all dimensions are very tight , there is no space for increasing any dimension.

If you look at the Brompton for instance, it is impossible to even put...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

Coming back to the tire problem, it seems that...

Coming back to the tire problem, it seems that the Kenda Kwest is very difficult to find and that there are no other tire in ETRTO 507x40 available (excepted some NOS of the ETRTO 507 Kojak).
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-18, 12:05 AM
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Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

If someone trust Helix and want an Helix bike as...

If someone trust Helix and want an Helix bike as soon as possible (whatever "soon" mean...), the best is to wait for the per-order to reopen.

If you look at what happened on other kickstarter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

Indeed, the Kojak in size ETRTO507 disappeared...

Indeed, the Kojak in size ETRTO507 disappeared from the Schwalbe website. When tihis happened for other tires, they never came back. The only counter example I know is the Kojak 32x349 folding for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-18, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

OK, let see it when/if it become available. ...

OK, let see it when/if it become available.

Is it made for proprietary Helis bags or will it use Brompton bags ?

Is the maximum allowed weight specified ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

Yes, the small wheel have less momentum and...

Yes, the small wheel have less momentum and accelerate quicker what make small wheeled bile pleasant and fun to ride once you are used tto ride them. If the frame design is good, the bike is stable....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

Having owned and used bikes with several wheel...

Having owned and used bikes with several wheel size, as long as you ride on roads, no off road, I am not convinced of that at all, what makes the difference is tires.

It is the problem of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

As you say, the real dynamic of the bike market...

As you say, the real dynamic of the bike market growth is Ebike, not folders or any other type of bike.

There is a big demand and no fully valid offer for a folding Ebike not for a premium folding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-18, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

You can be sure that orders will resume as soon...

You can be sure that orders will resume as soon as Helix production will really start !
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-18, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

Anyway, those who want to be the first to have an...

Anyway, those who want to be the first to have an Helix (if it is ever produced) should better pre-order than take over a backer position.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 353,564
Posted By Jipe

If we look at what happened and is happening for...

If we look at what happened and is happening for previous kckstarter projects, very often real customers buying the product from the creator pre-order website or from dealers selling the product...
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