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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By maxxevv

If its a "concept", you jolly well sort out that...

If its a "concept", you jolly well sort out that patent before talking to any of the possible manufacturers.
Also, make sure you think through the technical challenges before presenting it else...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Fatter tyres will make a bigger difference than...

Fatter tyres will make a bigger difference than just wheel diameter differences on rougher roads.
Case in point would be BMX tyres (406x1.95") handling much better in gravel and rock chip surfaced...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

The rear hinge system is the same as how...

The rear hinge system is the same as how everybody else does it. Its compounded in complexity with the helical hinge extension in tandem with the fold hinge. I don't see how it is "separated " as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

How is that so ?? I certainly don't see...

How is that so ??

I certainly don't see that in the finished bike pict shown earlier in this thread.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

That's surprisingly high a figure. I was guessing...

That's surprisingly high a figure. I was guessing it to be in the 9~10kg ballpark when I first read about it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

I was wondering the same question about the...

I was wondering the same question about the helical hinge ( I think) about 2 years back when I first joined this thread.
Now that its finally out in the flesh, the same question persists yet.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-26-18, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

With the way the bike is folded ? You'll...

With the way the bike is folded ?

You'll have to compromise somewhere between the folding or the rollability for it to happen.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-18, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Perhaps you can look up its patent. It might be...

Perhaps you can look up its patent. It might be possible to figure it out from there instead ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-18, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Nope, Lynskey are the contracted manufacturers/...

Nope, Lynskey are the contracted manufacturers/ fabricators. Not the "creators" of Burke.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By maxxevv

This year's Taipei bike exhibition is changed to...

This year's Taipei bike exhibition is changed to October instead of the regular mid-late March window.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Yes, that's the typical issue with choosing 24". ...

Yes, that's the typical issue with choosing 24".

Its somewhat limited with regards to tyre choices (, if you don't even talk about availability that is). The 406 wheel size by far have the widest...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,108
Posted By maxxevv

Thanks avole, great information sharing. I...

Thanks avole, great information sharing.

I have seen the Neo up close, but never ridden it. Its indeed pretty impressive weight wise when compared with a steel Brommie.

This is forum, people...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-18, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Could one of you post the supposed group photo...

Could one of you post the supposed group photo then?

I have not seen that one but I have seen 1 or two of the test frame photos that look strangely "sterile" ( at least to my eyes ).
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

In case some wonder why people question the...

In case some wonder why people question the authenticity of the posted pictures, here are some examples of how good computer renderings can be in terms of realism.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,042
Posted By maxxevv

FEM is only as good as the input data that's...

FEM is only as good as the input data that's used. No matter how accurate the model is.

Any good FEM analysis is eventually verified with real world testing. Unless of course they have already...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-17, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

In soldier speak, heroes die young. And even if...

In soldier speak, heroes die young. And even if they die, its never a given that they will be vaunted as such. History has a habit of not portraying people nicely if they don't leave a positive...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-17, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Ambition got the better of his common sense after...

Ambition got the better of his common sense after the supposed Ti factory tie-up fell apart I think ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-17, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Its at least 2 months away as far as I can see...

Its at least 2 months away as far as I can see how things are moving.

But that's as far as my crystal ball will let me peek. Beyond that, I really have no clue how it will pan out.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

As they say, the proof shall be in the putting. ...

As they say, the proof shall be in the putting.

When things finally roll, then will we see if all the correct things were implemented.

As far as I'm familiar with the manufacturing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

In terms of strict mass production semantics ,...

In terms of strict mass production semantics , you are absolutely correct !
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-17, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

"Prototype" ( its not even pre-production as no...

"Prototype" ( its not even pre-production as no actual production processes were used in its creation) and serial production vehicless are world's apart in scope and delivery.

Not comparable at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Not quite ... Elon ALREADY had production...

Not quite ... Elon ALREADY had production electric cars on the road, Peter had absolutely NO production bike of any sort on the road at the launch of their own hype trains.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-17, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Next update will say that "the winter weather and...

Next update will say that "the winter weather and the holiday season has befallen the factory" and all work has stopped till the New Year comes and gets around... ... ??
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

As with how its been so far, "I'll believe it...

As with how its been so far, "I'll believe it when I actually see it".
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-17, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

I see. Thanks for clarifying. Don't get me...

I see. Thanks for clarifying.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not pointing fingers at the information you posted. But it is getting ludicrous to the point of infuriating even as a bystander.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

That is not totally correct. Reynolds 931...

That is not totally correct.

Reynolds 931 and equivalent stainless tubes from Taiwan are not that expensive. Close to Titanium prices but way less finicky to fabricate comparatively and there...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-17, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

He's been posting updates, but it looks like he...

He's been posting updates, but it looks like he hasn't been posting the whole picture either.

As far as I read from the last updates here, and some random ones on the web, it will be lucky if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-17, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Without that big money, he wouldn't have gotten...

Without that big money, he wouldn't have gotten so overly ambitious as to set up his own factory but instead contract an established one to build the bikes. Which would probably have been delivered a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-17, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Ahh... that's interesting! I didn't even...

Ahh... that's interesting!

I didn't even know about the Novotny's existance !
Hahaa.... it will indeed be quirky, and need a lot of mental hurdling while getting used to the skewed top tube!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-17, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Are you sure you understand what a helical hinge...

Are you sure you understand what a helical hinge is ??

A quick search for the Tyrell Ive clearly shows that it isn't / doesn't have one.


https://youtu.be/LPqkoPgqLps

This is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

Its purely from a mechanical design standpoint. ...

Its purely from a mechanical design standpoint.

Its my inferred interpretation after looking at the design patent linked here awhile back. The fork is one aspect, the revised design as shown in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-17, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

The helical transposed hinges yes. The lefty fork...

The helical transposed hinges yes. The lefty fork isn't really a complexity at all.

Problem is the lefty fork is also helical hinged. There should be a fair bit of wear and tear issues after a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-17, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

I'm not sure what's the 'political intent' for...

I'm not sure what's the 'political intent' for experimenting on such a thing so late in the deliverables cycle but shot peening is one of those processes that can be completely automated versus hand...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By maxxevv

Shifting of Interbike is seriously an inward...

Shifting of Interbike is seriously an inward looking idea from the organisers imo.

Reno isn't the easiest place to connect to for visitors outside of the continental USA. Whereas Vegas has quite...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-17, 10:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,431
Posted By maxxevv

Indeed ! Its happened to many of us ! I was...

Indeed ! Its happened to many of us !

I was supposed to help host a friend's close colleague for her visit to my part of the world. Replied and all but all was silent and her visit date passed. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-17, 02:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,431
Posted By maxxevv

Maybe you can sell it back to BF in return for...

Maybe you can sell it back to BF in return for bicycles in the future ? :p
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,431
Posted By maxxevv

Its only viable if they were build at Brompton...

Its only viable if they were build at Brompton quantities and scale. For a boutique build system at BF, they simply didn't have the economies of scale for such a complex design as the Tikit. They...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-17, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,019
Posted By maxxevv

If price is no object, you can check out the...

If price is no object, you can check out the Burke line of titanium folders.

They fold well and look really good too. Just $$$$ .....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-17, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,788
Posted By maxxevv

It was highlighted as early as Feb / March that...

It was highlighted as early as Feb / March that the suggested delivery dates for backers and pre-orders will be missed.

It has.

Let's see if the early backers get their deliveries before...
07-26-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By maxxevv

Its usually the controller that has heat issues. ...

Its usually the controller that has heat issues.

As with regards to the battery heat, cut holes in the neoprene, turn it into swiss cheese, it will still insulate the battery but will allow some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-17, 12:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,981
Posted By maxxevv

That 9.3kg for the Sava is for its top spec'd...

That 9.3kg for the Sava is for its top spec'd model with the best parts. Not its lower range ones.

The Amazon listing weight for its Shimano 3000 groupset sounds correct.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-17, 03:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,848
Posted By maxxevv

8kg. ...

8kg.

https://scontent-sin6-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19402011_1360216404060754_3414134046369000052_o.jpg?oh=70bf98cb45cd4632b9c070f0bed3a88b&oe=59C9046E

Very pricey though...
Seattle Cycles...
06-22-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By maxxevv

On the conservative side of things, since there...

On the conservative side of things, since there is no mention of how the final range was derived, probably 35km.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,581
Posted By maxxevv

That's in Singapore dollars too as the bikeshop...

That's in Singapore dollars too as the bikeshop is based there.
Pretty good prices, just a question of how well does it ride.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,581
Posted By maxxevv

I generally agree with your perspective on costs...

I generally agree with your perspective on costs but that's all relative. You are clearly not their target audience/clientele.



But that steel can flex without fatigue idea is wrong.

All...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-17, 09:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,581
Posted By maxxevv

The la bici posted here is aluminium. Aluminium...

The la bici posted here is aluminium. Aluminium welding beads are typically a fair bit larger compared to steel due to the thermal conductivity and melding point differences of the two metals.
...
06-14-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,135
Posted By maxxevv

For that matter, you are the one trying to muddle...

For that matter, you are the one trying to muddle the details, I was clarifying their differences.

There is a difference, a BIG difference between a "push assist" and a "throttle button".

The...
06-12-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,135
Posted By maxxevv

It more akin to just soft pedaling the cranks...

It more akin to just soft pedaling the cranks without any effort so that the cadence meter will keep the motor turning at a fixed power output level. That's what many people do with ebikes that have...
06-12-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,135
Posted By maxxevv

"Walk assist" is just that. It assists the user...

"Walk assist" is just that. It assists the user when pushing or walking along with the bike. It will not allow you to get up to 'cycling speed'. How each manufacturer implements that is dependent on...
06-10-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,135
Posted By maxxevv

In that case, its not a true PAS. Ghost...

In that case, its not a true PAS.

Ghost pedaling doesn't work if there is a proper torque sensor on the crank / BB axle. It only works if you use a cadence meter for the system.


Also,...
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