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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

I donít think this is possible. The center screw...

I donít think this is possible. The center screw is off-set, the bumpers are there just to prop up the bike when folded and donít rotate, and the bike needs to be tilted in order to be rolled.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

Wow! Thanks for the insight! I never bothered to...

Wow! Thanks for the insight! I never bothered to look at the bottom bracket until you mentioned this.

Now other things are making sense. I have close to 100 miles on the Helix, yet have been...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,946
Posted By spambait11

It won’t fold that compactly once you add a rear...

It won’t fold that compactly once you add a rear rack and possibly a front rack.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

oh yes! The prototype is pretty ingenious and...

oh yes! The prototype is pretty ingenious and creative. If Peter ends up making them, youíll see for yourself!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

10-speed observations vs. Alfine: - 10-speed...

10-speed observations vs. Alfine:

- 10-speed noticeably lighter
- derailleur makes louder Drive train sound when riding
- handlebar lock is more prone to hit derailleur when folded (this is not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

Iíve done this. Surprised it handles well without...

Iíve done this. Surprised it handles well without vibrating or shaking.

Donít know if itís just me, but when pedaling hard no-handed, the front wheel naturally turns right, towards the side with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

No, you donít have to stop the bike to change...

No, you donít have to stop the bike to change gears.
Yes, you can change gears while moving. Just as fast as a derailleur.

the advantage to changing gears while stopped: when youíre on a hill...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

Yikes, not good! But you explained the problem...

Yikes, not good! But you explained the problem and solution better than I did.

(Hope this info doesnít halt the assembly of the next 1,000+ bikes!)
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

I'll take the 10-speed for a spin this weekend....

I'll take the 10-speed for a spin this weekend. I’m curious myself.
Originally both of my bikes were 10-speeds, but I changed one to Alfine because:


1. I like switching gears when stopped

2....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

Another test ride which was almost derailed...

Another test ride which was almost derailed before I even started.....

plunge lock for fork could not be pushed down to lock fork to stem!
Kept messing around with the mechanism for 10min. and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

Came back from a 17-mile test ride with a few...

Came back from a 17-mile test ride with a few hills:

- because seat slides fore and aft, the seat moves/wobbles up and down a bit under hard riding. If tightened any more, the seat would not be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/5d57cf6d_70cc_4073_8bef_4b00de0a4e21_8ad35e51ab9457b64d10f8daebe6ad6ae05c28ac.jpeg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

Lifting up the bike by gripping the saddle is...

Lifting up the bike by gripping the saddle is uncomfortable because your fingers have to grip the top pointy part of the seat post.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,727
Posted By spambait11

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/16b8027e_f3ef_4217_9949_e177c54db011_b3f9c0711550c9af1696e1ade635c135c790cb16.jpeg

Notice the set screw under the secondary safety...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

lol! You already wrote it down. Want people to...

lol! You already wrote it down.
Want people to get off your lawn, too?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

What you argue is valid, but I think the real...

What you argue is valid, but I think the real problem most people have is that Brompton charges 2019 prices for 1980s technology which you admit has not changed much. If someone wanted to charge you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

lol. Thatís like saying "lots of people promise...

lol. Thatís like saying "lots of people promise to be nice, some actually are." Vague generalities aside, thereís a big difference between someone on Kickstarter getting a comic book out on time vs....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

More posts going up: ...

More posts going up:

https://youtu.be/4mkzRF3trJM
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

This clause makes all the difference in the world.

This clause makes all the difference in the world.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

what’s a whinge? Another French term for...

what’s a whinge? Another French term for non-sequitur?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Gott damm! You should be making frames and custom...

Gott damm! You should be making frames and custom CNCing all your parts, not buying clones from China!

Can your robotic arm flawlessly TIG weld Ti? Did it come with its own inert gas chamber too?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

We're talking WEIGHT, homey: "complete dealership...

We're talking WEIGHT, homey: "complete dealership and spares networksĒ have nothing to do with this conversation.

Must be ďnon-sequitur dayĒ today in France or something.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Um, I donít know why youíre quoting me, but I was...

Um, I donít know why youíre quoting me, but I was referring to WEIGHT, not RIDE QUALITY. Clearly your pedantry is meant for someone else?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

please note: 27lbs. are for bikes equipped with...

please note: 27lbs. are for bikes equipped with an Alfine hub. Around 24.5lbs. are for 10-speeds. Maybe close to 22lbs. for single speed?
But yeah, your point is well taken.


However, which...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

that was a direct quote from helix which was not...

that was a direct quote from helix which was not altered.

Itís usually the hinges and locking mechanisms which weigh the most on folding bikes. But itís hard to tell what the weight gain is for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

- in process for front mount. - water bottle...

- in process for front mount.
- water bottle mounts located on folding stem.
- in one pic, fenders are a tight fit, and look like they will mount to the mono-fork.

- As far as weight, here is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Like many things in life, probably prettier in...

Like many things in life, probably prettier in person.



On another note, Iím sure the delay in shipping is due to that ugly secondary lock mechanism on the fork. Peter probably had to take all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,323
Posted By spambait11

It's NOT the ride quality which Bromptons are...

It's NOT the ride quality which Bromptons are known for. Itís the compact fold.

Brompton's Achilles heel has always been the weight, which Raxel addresses. Berlinonaut just doesnít get it, or just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,119
Posted By spambait11

THAT is what Brompton should be evolving to,...

THAT is what Brompton should be evolving to, post-haste!

But 13lbs? Is it safe to ride?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Is 2019 finally the year of the Helix? ...

Is 2019 finally the year of the Helix?


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1610x925/569370a8_fd07_49b4_bc98_289ac034fde3_600f90239474dac303d611d7883dbea71e1f6ec9.jpeg
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Most of the custom parts have arrived, but the...

Most of the custom parts have arrived, but the dropouts are what seem to be holding up the assembly of a final bike. The dropouts are slated to arrive mid-October..... 2018. (At least I hope itís...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

New 12 minute video up!

Video details main parts of the bike and up close folding. Peter also explains the manufacturing of certain parts.

Yes, it looks like more delays because of the custom parts coming from Taiwan....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Better late than never.

Better late than never.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By spambait11

Hey! Anything to save 2 oz.! :)

Hey! Anything to save 2 oz.! :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By spambait11

Best weight savings on a Bike Friday are upgraded...

Best weight savings on a Bike Friday are upgraded drivetrain, wheelset, seatpost, saddle, tires. These make a tremendous difference, with the only barrier being cash.

Handlebars, shifters and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Helix has passed all ISO testing! Parts are now...

Helix has passed all ISO testing! Parts are now getting cut, made, and welded for production!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Lol! For a minute there, I thought you were ...

Lol!

For a minute there, I thought you were describing Silicon Valley in general.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Triggered much? Donít be bitter just 'cause...

Triggered much?

Donít be bitter just 'cause you didnít preorder one. You should have played.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Two years is NOT weird if youíre starting a new...

Two years is NOT weird if youíre starting a new tech bike company from scratch.

From what it seems now, the BIGGEST problem holding Helix back is that they are dependent on contractors for making...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

It is true, nonetheless. :lol:

It is true, nonetheless. :lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

With the tech they have now AND their own space,...

With the tech they have now AND their own space, they can weld titanium frames for any company!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

One of the biggest gripes right now on the backer...

One of the biggest gripes right now on the backer board is how ugly the seatpost quick-release lever is, which is true.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Lol! You are too kind!

Lol! You are too kind!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Brompton: BEST folding bike in the world, but...

Brompton: BEST folding bike in the world, but still made with technology and components from the 1890s. Not worth the $2k they keep charging.

I hope Helix kills them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Did you get Peter’s permission to post those...

Did you get Peter’s permission to post those photos?

Peter already stated months ago that internal cable routing was too hard, hence all cable routing will be external.

You’re right though:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

My Brompton? No. Circa 2004. (Bought it...

My Brompton? No. Circa 2004.

(Bought it before they came with latches to keep the rear triangle from swinging freely.)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Just make sure you get one with a working bottom...

Just make sure you get one with a working bottom bracket! :twitchy:

(Oh, you said a few limbs. I guess you already know.)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Lol! Donít jinx us!

Lol! Donít jinx us!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Peter made it sound like it was mainly a welding...

Peter made it sound like it was mainly a welding issue for the entire rear triangle (because the geometry of the rear triangle made it complicated to weld), since he specifically wanted robot...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-17, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,204
Posted By spambait11

Yes, it is a beautiful bike! Test bike going out...

Yes, it is a beautiful bike! Test bike going out first week of January!


(P.s.: manufacturing the rear swing arm is what delayed the project for over two years. Issues such as the swing arm...
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