Author Archives: Marc

Vortex Leader with 3×700 wheels

The Vortex-Leader custom trike got the 3×700 wheel set for a couple of weeks now and it’s a blast to ride. Compared to the VTX, it should have slightly worst aerodynamics from the big wheels and the more upright seat, … Continue reading

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Zollenspieker Tour

We did a short tour with the recumbents today. Starting from our usual meeting point at Kaltehofe, going through Vierlande to the Zollenspieker Elb ferry and further to Winsen to get some cake. I went with the guys till the … Continue reading

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Need New Blog Host

Since WordPress completely changed the editor for the worst, doesn’t allow the use of the “Classic editor” anymore and (judging by the posts in the WordPress forum) is unwilling to change its course, I need a new blog hosting website. … Continue reading

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Velomobile Density in Germany

Christoph (who wrote Velomobil Grundwissen) is currently playing with anonymized user data of the German velomobile forum to create a user map. Due to strong privacy laws in Europe its a delicate project so currently every user on the interactive … Continue reading

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Tour to Toxy and Ferry

Took the Milan for a tour to Toxy in Wrist today. Had a good look at some Toxy ZR Lowracer (the blue on on the right). Actually, a chopped down ZR handlebar might be a good fit for the Vortex-Leader, … Continue reading

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VTX with SKS Raceblade

Since the VTX got its 3×700 wheel set back, shot with narrow tires, the old wide fender looked a bit odd. Hence I’ve installed a SKS Raceblade Pro XL fender. The Raceblade looks quite pretty

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Velomobile Shops and Manufacturers

Hellrich made a Google Map of current velomobile shops and manufacturers. Its still work in progress and obviously a bit eurocentric.

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VTX with Marathon Winter

Since the snow seems to stay a bit longer and the temperatures will drop to -10°C in the next days, the VTX got shod with a set of Schwalbe Marathon Winter. I only used the Marathon Winter twice for about … Continue reading

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Finally some snow

On the shopping run with the VTX yesterday. Even with 3×700 wheels, 5cm of snow make a trike quite slow. The average speed for the 8km through the park to the super marked and back was a mere 11.2km/h. However, … Continue reading

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Continental Contact Urban

A few days ago a set of Continental Contact Urban in 42-406 size arrived, went yesterday into the Milan and today I’ve rode a 109km tour on still slightly wet roads at around 1°C. Wet grip of the Contact Urban … Continue reading

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