Why? Because the parts where at hand, I like the handling of ICE Trikes with 24″ front wheels very much and the 2010 Vortex rear frame can easily fit a 42-622 tire on a 700 rear wheel (with fender!), that the current VTX rear frame doesn’t.
While it currently got a 26″ rear wheel, changing to a 700 wheel is slightly faster than changing a tire. I only have to realign the fender for the bigger wheel and the disk brake for the different rear wheel hub. To make the latter part easier, it now got a TRP Spyre instead of the former Avid BB7. The Spyre also looks much better than the BB7.
Hiding the cables for lights and speedo in the frame took a bit longer than anticipated, but there was no real hurry anyway. It would have bin easier and a lot less messy, if doing the cabling before spraying cavity sealant into the frame.
It got a 19t Ginkgo idler and a stainless steel Ginkgo chain tube cage.
I’ve took it for a spin today to do some shopping (with Ortlieb XPress panniers) and the chain tubes are pretty quiet. The rolling noise of the currently shod 26″ Marathon Almotion is more noticeable.