Dave landed back in the UK just yesterday from his two week trip to Taiwan for our pilot manufacturing run, bringing very exciting news (and a suitcase full of Blaze Orange bike parts!).
We’re pleased to say that our pilot manufacturing run went smoothly, and is now complete! Dave brought home with him one of the four ebikes that were manufactured during the trial run (which is the much anticipated Blaze Orange FLIT-16), so we are now re-assembling it at our offices in Cambridge. The other three ebikes are with the testing facility for final certification (previous prototypes have passed the required tests, so this should be a formality on the final version).
Dave and Joe assembling the rear swing arm of our brand new FLIT-16 in Blaze Orange!
Watch an overview of Dave’s trip
We’ve compiled some behind the scenes footage from Dave’s trip, so you can get an idea of exactly what goes on in the factory! Here’s a quick overview of his time in Taiwan…
This video shows the bike going from CNC parts to a welded and assembled frame – it actually ends on the test assembly of the FLIT-16 before it was painted. The test assembly is crucial for us to check that the fold works!
After this point, the parts of the frame are then individually painted, and then the painted parts are assembled to create the finished ebike.
As Dave had to travel back with the bike in parts, we have to re-assemble it at our offices in Cambridge. We’ll be sharing footage of the finished Blaze Orange FLIT-16 very shortly!
A teaser of the Blaze Orange frame – we love it! We’d love to hear your thoughts too.