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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Having that extra flexibility is of course always...

Having that extra flexibility is of course always nice. Is that quick release system something that can be moved to another bike, or is it integrated right into Tern's stem and isn't transplantable?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Since he frame size is fixed, the only solution...

Since he frame size is fixed, the only solution for that is to use another stem (like the sport stem of the Birdy) or another type of handlebar like a a race dropbar or a riser instead of a flatbar....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Helix is a single size bike, only the seat post...

Helix is a single size bike, only the seat post and saddle position are adjustable, there is only on size of frame, one type of stem and one type of handlebar.
From the bike size information seen on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-19, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

1. Will the company be around if stuff breaks? ...

1. Will the company be around if stuff breaks?
I think that's everybody's concerns for both current and potential Helix users.

2. Does the bike fit me?
Most likely. I'm 5'11". There is some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Assuming Helix succeeds (and I certainly hope it...

Assuming Helix succeeds (and I certainly hope it does!), I cannot see the price being less than $3500 Cdn at regular pricing. I brought my Helix in to show my colleagues who cycle. One of them is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ozonation

6 speed. Even though I don't have hills, the...

6 speed. Even though I don't have hills, the wider gear range is really useful against wind.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Side by side folded - Brompton vs Helix

I cannot recall if anybody had posted images of the Brompton side by side with the Helix when both are folded, but if it helps anybody, here are some images of the two together. NOTE: The seat of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By Ozonation

That's cool. I remember seeing more ads for them...

That's cool. I remember seeing more ads for them a few years back, and was wondering if I should pursue one, but I was happy enough with my Brompton. Good for you!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

The Bromptons are touted to fit up to about 6'4"...

The Bromptons are touted to fit up to about 6'4" (maybe even a bit taller?). I'm 5'11" and my Brompton fits fine.

As for the Helix being expensive... yes, they're expensive. However, if you got in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Now THAT'S an impressive photo.

Now THAT'S an impressive photo.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Excellent to hear some owner feedback!

Excellent to hear some owner feedback!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Sort of. I *think* the premise of the Helix is...

Sort of. I *think* the premise of the Helix is that at 24", it offers a near "full size" ride compared to most folders that have only 16" or 20" wheels. At the same time, unlike ChangeBike or other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

That was *probably* me who argued that a couple...

That was *probably* me who argued that a couple of pounds in the entire scheme of things is probably less significant. And yes, I was also referring to carrying the folded bike: does a kilogram make...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Perhaps I wasn't explicit enough... I agree: I am...

Perhaps I wasn't explicit enough... I agree: I am not saying that offering an item on KS is an excuse or defense to not deliver what was promised. Absolutely things should be delivered as promised....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1337x780/brooks_red_cambium_c5d365c69a877fccfec8091242b9842dae5bec16.jpg


Damn. Now look what you made me go and do. I went to the Brooks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

I won't comment on your ass... out of respect....

I won't comment on your ass... out of respect. ... :roflmao:

I don't know if I would install a Brooks saddle on the Helix. To be fair, I find the Brooks saddle to be extremely comfortable, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

What? You don't like the Brooks saddles? How can...

What? You don't like the Brooks saddles? How can you not like them? That's, that's... well, they are kind of overpriced. But comfortable.:)

I love my Brompton: the fold, the quirkiness, but yes, I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Ha! You're just here for the drama, eh? :p I...

Ha! You're just here for the drama, eh? :p

I think the forum admins should give us all an award for our contributions to the entertainment world.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

And? The Helix made sense to literally hundreds...

And? The Helix made sense to literally hundreds of other backers and pre-order customers. If it doesn't meet your needs and if you have no desire to get one, great. As many have alluded to, to each...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

According to the statistics I could find, about...

According to the statistics I could find, about 39% of KS projects actually get funded. Another source cited that 65% of backers agreed that the reward was delivered on time. The other 35% isn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Then don't buy it. I've tried to point out that a...

Then don't buy it. I've tried to point out that a few pounds isn't the end of the world, but for you, it is the world. So be it. If you already have a bike that meets your needs, no need to obsess...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Thanks for the reminder... fair enough, but hey,...

Thanks for the reminder... fair enough, but hey, it's Kickstarter. Not only might you not get your product, but specs are subject to change. And the KS page only listed them as "approximate" weights....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Sure... lighter is always better - nobody is...

Sure... lighter is always better - nobody is going to say they enjoy schlepping heavy weights around - but...
There's a lot of moaning and complaining how this titanium frame should be lighter and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Don't go there! Nikon rules! No Fuji! Canon!...

Don't go there! Nikon rules! No Fuji! Canon! Meh... who cares about Canon. LOL
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Their website lists the single speed at...

Their website lists the single speed at approximately 23 lbs, the 10 speed at 24.4 lbs, and the 11 speed Alfine at 27 lbs.

My Brompton weighs more than even the top configuration. Yes, it should...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Hmmm... time to buy a new toy for the bikes! Heh...

Hmmm... time to buy a new toy for the bikes! Heh heh heh.. not that I didn't look at the Travoy before... ahem... :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Huh... so I scanned the video... didn't manage to...

Huh... so I scanned the video... didn't manage to watch it entirely but I did catch the one part where he weighs it and it reads 11.38 kg, or 25.04 pounds. Did anybody else catch it? I think that's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Fair enough, but I never really bought into the...

Fair enough, but I never really bought into the lightest this, fastest that, etc. Meh... I shoot photography too. If I believed every claim by every manufacturer about how bloody good their camera...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

I've pulled my kids' two seater WIKE trailer on...

I've pulled my kids' two seater WIKE trailer on my Brompton. It works! But it's awkward... not my first choice... if I'm bringing that large of a trailer, it's not exactly travel friendly, so I might...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Quite true, but given that there are few if any...

Quite true, but given that there are few if any other options for fatter tires for the 16" wheeled Brompton, then I have to move up in wheel size to get any sort of more capable ride. AND if I still...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Once you select your model of Brompton, the...

Once you select your model of Brompton, the height is fixed too. I picked the M bar - works in most situations. Not perfect, but comfortable enough.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Before we go down too far the road of the Helix...

Before we go down too far the road of the Helix can do this, or it cannot do that, we should reconsider why we even ride folding bikes in the first place. For me, it was the idea that I could have my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

There is a help group for people like us you...

There is a help group for people like us you know. :)
Brain Bag (an old one from 2000 still trucking along), Aeronaut (used all the time when travelling, Large Cafe Bag, Camera Insert...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/504x724/nj_poutine_48bb02fd2eb16b97a3daeccde3abf48bdf8beb6a.jpg

Here you go!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Okay... just for you, we'll keep selling you the...

Okay... just for you, we'll keep selling you the maple syrup at our super discounted rate of only 8X markup. Just for our American friends, of course... :D
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

As a real Canadian, I am offended. We will...

As a real Canadian, I am offended. We will immediately strike up a 5 year, $2.5 million Royal Commission to study this national crisis. We will not invite you our annual snow shovelling competition...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Loved reading some of these articles. Makes me...

Loved reading some of these articles. Makes me realize that part of the reason I bought into Brompton was that irrational feeling of exclusivity - see? I bought something from a company that cared...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Some of the earlier statements verged on slander...

Some of the earlier statements verged on slander or libel (if not outright venturing into them). What was ironic is that the most vicious statements often came from those who did not back in Helix -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Well, if you put it THAT way... the worst thing...

Well, if you put it THAT way... the worst thing that could possibly happen is if the Helix is the best thing since sliced gluten free bread, Helix makes money hand over fist, and develops a new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Huh... I have to agree. Sure there were positive...

Huh... I have to agree. Sure there were positive comments, but the volume and tone of the criticisms and almost unbridled hostility seemed.. excessive at times.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Okay... I concede that a little drama is always...

Okay... I concede that a little drama is always entertaining. :beer: As long as we keep it civil. ;)

Oh... I'm pretty sure it will be longer than a week for most reviews to come in... and some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Nice to read some postings from forum members who...

Nice to read some postings from forum members who appreciate that a real world review would be more helpful than endless speculation. Given that the first bikes are only just out the door as of......
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Probably not. The first five bikes were...

Probably not. The first five bikes were apparently shipped the other day, so that's presumably the first five Kickstarter supporters. Will take a few days to ship and probably another day or two...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

So? Almost nothing you argue has not already been...

So? Almost nothing you argue has not already been rabidly discussed in nauseating detail in over 60 pages on this thread. YOU smell BS - exactly how is that furthering discussion? You have some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Helix did NOT want to make road bikes or MTBs:...

Helix did NOT want to make road bikes or MTBs: that wasn't the point. The founder wanted to build a better folding bike - maybe to prove a point. Haven't you ever done or experienced something and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Why do you care so much? The bikes are being...

Why do you care so much? The bikes are being delivered. Let the bikes be tested in the real world and assuming they pass muster, let the Helix team figure out if all their efforts/sacrifice/magic...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Ha. That's just cruel. I've avoided this thread...

Ha. That's just cruel. I've avoided this thread for almost year because of all the past ridiculous vitriol spewed. It was a Kickstarter campaign: you pay your money, you take your chances. You're...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 600,431
Posted By Ozonation

Yes.

Yes.
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