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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-21, 09:13 AM
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Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

In a nutshell, they say they were focused on the...

In a nutshell, they say they were focused on the fusion of the metal and overlooked the depth of penetration which did not extend to the root of the joint. Apparently the weld was "almost strong...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

Hi mkatz, You are correct, Ultralight started the...

Hi mkatz, You are correct, Ultralight started the owners thread. He(?) was subsequently banned and the thread was removed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

@ Mkatz: The signs are that Helix will continue...

@ Mkatz: The signs are that Helix will continue in production and that all backers and preorderers will receive their bikes. Even with the resolution of the current safety issue still outstanding,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

I can confirm it is a fractured weld. There are...

I can confirm it is a fractured weld. There are two welds very close together at the base of the steerer where it joins the upper half of the handle post hinge. It is the lower weld which has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

Hi Schwinnsta, All spokes will stretch and...

Hi Schwinnsta, All spokes will stretch and contract a little as the wheel rotates under load even though they're in tension. Consequently I think a little of the riders power will be lost into the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

Front hub motors cannot be used because the front...

Front hub motors cannot be used because the front hub is I believe, unique in the cycling world. Even though it's apparently made by Formula who I understand make the Lefty hubs for Cannondale, it's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

An apology and a clarification.

Hi Linberl, I've just realised I owe you an apology for not understanding the word "proprietary". In my ignorance, I thought it meant commercially available generic items. I now need to clarify what...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

Hi Linberl, The usable space inside the main...

Hi Linberl, The usable space inside the main frame triangle is approx 400mm long x 140mm high at the rear tapering down to 60mm at the front. Certainly a custom built pack could be fitted into that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

Hi Linberl, no, there's nothing unique about the...

Hi Linberl, no, there's nothing unique about the wheel, but I think attaching a proprietary battery pack could be tricky, especially because racks are not yet available for the bike. I don't think...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

Hi Bym, the details are scheduled to be released...

Hi Bym, the details are scheduled to be released this month with the upgrade kit to be available "Late 2020". Of course this is Peter giving us this timescale and his predictions have had zero...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

@ RatonLaveur I don't know about the Tern...

@ RatonLaveur

I don't know about the Tern Node D8 but Sean Gibson posted to say that he fitted bull horn bars to his Helix using the Tern Andross stem and I think the folding part worked fine. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

Correction

I need to correct my post of two weeks ago. Although some backers had reported receiving tracking details it appears that no bikes were actually shipped at that time. The backer of bike no.15 now...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

Helix production is rolling again. Backer no.19...

Helix production is rolling again. Backer no.19 has received tracking details.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

Another backer reminded us that the original hand...

Another backer reminded us that the original hand welded prototype was shown being loaded into a Samsonite Cosmolite 86cm case (86 x 58 x 36cm). The design of the bike has substantially changed since...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

More photos of bike 5. I haven't made enough...

More photos of bike 5. I haven't made enough posts to include the full link. sh/ndyg0gzagmrgius/AADMPg1vhfNBbdb2_Oaeeof9a?dl=0 preceeded by dropbox dot com and a forward slash. If you're lucky enough...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

The current indication is that there's 5 bikes in...

The current indication is that there's 5 bikes in the second batch (not confirmed by Helix). If that is confirmed, they're currently making 5 bikes a month. Looks like the ramp up in output is going...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

The backer of bike no. 6 is expecting to take...

The backer of bike no. 6 is expecting to take delivery on the 11th of March. No indication yet on the quantity in this second batch.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-18, 02:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By Jonesandrew

I'm a backer and I've had the same requirement...

I'm a backer and I've had the same requirement right from the outset. I've studied all available images very closely and even so, I'm still not exactly sure what limits the size of the chain wheel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

Testing

Peter has said it should take 2-3 weeks. This estimate has slightly better credibility than his previous schedule predictions since it has to be from the test lab, but as Jipe has already pointed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

Richard, Thanks for the dropbox link. That's a...

Richard,
Thanks for the dropbox link. That's a neat idea, but after your little contretemps with PB I doubt that it will ever make it to the frame, even if he secretly likes it. I'll take a guess...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 748,315
Posted By Jonesandrew

Richard Lee: I've been a regular visitor to the...

Richard Lee: I've been a regular visitor to the backers forum over the past few months and I've never noticed the Logo thread. How long ago did you post it? Care to share again?
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