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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

I think it's rather good that Peter addresses all...

I think it's rather good that Peter addresses all the points described here. Indeed 1.5 pounds knock-off is not going to drop the whole under 20 pounds but I'd rather have the founder and CEO of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Thank you for the link and thank you to the lucky...

Thank you for the link and thank you to the lucky owner of #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) . It looks like the hinges have a polymer cap to sweep the gunk out...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Fantastic outcome! Thank you as well for sharing...

Fantastic outcome! Thank you as well for sharing pictures, videos, substantiated information on the bike. It exists!
I find fantastic too that it seems the current version of the finished bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

I am very excited for the people who are checking...

I am very excited for the people who are checking out. The Fat Lady seems indeed to be gearing up and I wish the first and last and all inbetween current buyers to finally feel the grain of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-18, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

If he ever releases the bike, manages to not go...

If he ever releases the bike, manages to not go bankrupt providing the existing customer base (pre-orders and backers) AND if the bike performs as intended and provides entire Ride/Fold/Feeling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Releasing a product is no easy task, you sir have...

Releasing a product is no easy task, you sir have got that right.
Even in an established company, even releasing just a hardware update to an existing product can be a daunting task.
My dream as a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

In some countries, spring never comes...or is it...

In some countries, spring never comes...or is it winter never goes? I always get them confused.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Hello, To further add to this eminently...

Hello,

To further add to this eminently interesting discussion, i work in the machine tool industry (lasers specifically) and can tell you that even if the robotic welder is top notch on paper and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-18, 03:55 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

You know the thread is dying when politics come...

You know the thread is dying when politics come into play.

Although seen from Europe the aforementioned drama is scarily hilarious :)

As far as "libel" goes, i'd say don't get your cycling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-18, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

It's all about the advantages of Not Being Seen...

It's all about the advantages of Not Being Seen...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-18, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Not that I enjoy drama but am I the only one...

Not that I enjoy drama but am I the only one worrying that valuable contributors such as Jur or JoeRemi who so far have contributed to this (admittedly at this point) opinion piece of a thread were...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Perhaps the "line" is in fact a windy serpentine,...

Perhaps the "line" is in fact a windy serpentine, though evidence points to an asymptotic waiting time :)

Joke aside: I'm still rooting for them to succeed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Regarding the hush request, if I was a betting...

Regarding the hush request, if I was a betting man, I'd say the team is trying to both get backers reassured about ongoing production and not spike "the market" with crazy false hopes.
So my bet is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-27-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Gibsonsean: thanks for checking, will be happy to...

Gibsonsean: thanks for checking, will be happy to see pictures when they escape in the world.

tcs: no they are definitely pictures of a real bicycle taken by a professional, under professional...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-27-17, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

SunDuck, Lest I am mistaken, the website...

SunDuck,

Lest I am mistaken, the website pictures are of the test bike from now on.

If you meant a real world (not marketing) picture, I suppose we'll have to wait until actual backers,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

You are, my dear sir, no doubt right. This...

You are, my dear sir, no doubt right.

This being said, one bicycle produced entirely with the envisioned industrial process is a production prototype. Helix has now therefore officially gone from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-17, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Hi Mr. Flamey, this is an educated guess from...

Hi Mr. Flamey, this is an educated guess from snipets of official and unofficial information:

The difference between backer and retail: Ti-Seatpost vs. standard (Al or steel) seatpost.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-17, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Not that I have an axe to grind at all, but does...

Not that I have an axe to grind at all, but does it not mean "in two weeks" ?

Joke aside, well done!

Can't wait to see it roll, I'm super rooting for KS backers to be satisfied!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

This thread is gold. It's stressful,dramatic ...

This thread is gold. It's stressful,dramatic
informative.
It reveals the best and the worst in humans and manufacturing.
It is the written testimony of a biblical struggle between engineering and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-17, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

I agree with Dakine, the stem could be swapped. ...

I agree with Dakine, the stem could be swapped.
In terms of folders, I am quite pleased, for example, with my Tern Node stem.

It is extremely sturdy and a breeze to adjust (i regularly change...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Thank you for letting us outsiders know he stays...

Thank you for letting us outsiders know he stays vocal.

Regarding seat-post pumps, surprisingly the offer out there seems limited.

I know that Tern's offshoot brand BioLogic made one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Yes but it has been designed with a tube in tube...

Yes but it has been designed with a tube in tube lock. Probably the most simple and safe approach in such a case.
Tube inside the top part can be inserted inside the bottom part to lock the assembly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Joe, sorry we got you confused. It happens to me...

Joe, sorry we got you confused. It happens to me all the time...someone joins a conversation and freak out that he actually has split personality. No one could blame you, really.

To clarify my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-17, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,868
Posted By RatonLaveur

Hello everyone, I have been eagerly...

Hello everyone,

I have been eagerly following this thread on otherwise wonderful bike forums.

Your discussions and opinions I found particularly interesting and sometimes even instructive.
...
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