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Old 02-08-18, 04:55 AM
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Jipe
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Just a hint: Lynskey like Nevi is making high quality titanium bike frames using high quality expensive titanium material and a high quality expensive manufacturing process.

But there is also much cheaper titanium materiel available and it is possible to make savings in the manufacturing process.

This is the approach taken by Van Nicholas for instance.

But Van Nicholas manufacturing happens in China with low labor costs, not in Canada.

And even Van Nicholas doesn't reach the Helix price + the Van Nicholas bikes are classic road bikes frames much easier/cheaper to manufacture than a complex folder frame like the Helix frame.

Going too far in the simplification / cost cutting for the frame manufacturing lead to bad quality, not reliable frames.

So, I doubt that it is possible to make a good quality, reliable titanium frame bike for the price proposed by Peter.
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