Author Topic: Circe Helios Duo Tandem  (Read 11039 times)

Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2014, 10:06:49 pm »
I took mine out for the first time in ages today. My younger charge wanted to ride his bike to the library but the elder didn't, so I offered her the chance to stoke. We had a lovely ride and it went really well, although the little duck didn't sleep because he was so thrilled to have elder charge to pat ;D.

I remember why I love that bike - it's FUN! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2014, 11:15:51 pm »
I was very pleased to see it going out on the road :D
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Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2014, 12:00:00 pm »
If anyone (and their family) has outgrown one of these wondrous machines then we'd be interested in buying it within the next 6 months.  Cheers!

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Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2014, 10:33:25 pm »
According to the tandem shop in ironbridge, this fabulous machine is now available with couplings to allow for flying etc. (they weren't S&S from the photos I have seen).  Added around £500 to a build.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2014, 02:41:39 pm »
According to the tandem shop in ironbridge, this fabulous machine is now available with couplings to allow for flying etc. (they weren't S&S from the photos I have seen).  Added around £500 to a build.
Oh cool! I wonder if they can retro fit them. That would solve a lot of anticipated future problems  :)
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Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2014, 03:28:01 pm »
It being on Facebook, I am not sure I can just make a straight link to it:

No, it doesn't seem I can - but let's see if this works:





As above, £500 onto the cost of any build.  Certainly worth seeing if it could be retro-fitted back at the factory or whatever.

Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

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Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2014, 03:31:19 pm »
Fwoar!
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Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2016, 07:48:55 pm »
We have a Circe! So far great though have only gone up & down the road.

But! I can't fit the front mudguard :( bolting on at top, fine. Plastic black whatsits are already installed at bottom of forks. It *looks* like one just rams the single piece of wire each side into the relevant little black plastic whatsit but I can't do it. Is this a "just shove harder" problem or a "do something else you muppet" problem?

Adam

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Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2016, 06:16:28 pm »
Mine is several years old, so doesn't have the same type of mudguard.  The wire is looped at the fork end to just have an allen bolt going through it, whilst the top end slides into a retaining bolt fixed to the bracket on the mudguard edge.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2016, 06:28:21 pm »
It was a "just shove harder" problem :)

Fantastic bike - a week in I am v impressed!

Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2018, 01:50:04 pm »
*UPDATE*

Our Helios has now had a frame transplant to fit one with the shimano STEPS motor. It is absolutely brilliant. As it was just a transplant, I don't have the Di2 gears, which takes a bit of learning how to convince the motor to help, because it doesn't automatically sense them. It works so well that I rode it solo to work for ride to work day (around 16 miles, each way, mostly country lanes). I have really been delighted with it, not just that it helps with the hills, but that it helps with the idea of hills, so I rode to the severn valley country park, which is over a rather large ridge from us voluntarily, rather than letting the hill scare me into driving there.

The next thing I would like is to have it made splittable which can be retro fitted, which would increase our ability to travel by train.

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Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2018, 09:36:22 am »
Nice!

Did they cut out the bottom bracket area to weld in the section holding the motor, or was it a new frame?
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Re: Circe Helios Duo Tandem
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2018, 08:11:28 am »
Nice!

Did they cut out the bottom bracket area to weld in the section holding the motor, or was it a new frame?

New frame. They moved everything across and took the original frame in part exchange  :)

The only issue with that is that there is a sensor in the rear seatpost which the non motorised one didn't have so the seat won't go so far down. Nye overcame the problem by sprouting more legs. It does mean that I would have to have a sawn off seatpost for any shorter stoker now though.
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