Wheel size change

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Today, I’ve installed new IGUS rod end bearings and a older 20″ front wheel set with 28mm wide Sun Rhyno Lite rims, shod with skinny 28-406 Schwalbe Durano. The rear wheel got a 50-559 Kojak again. While handling is very … Continue reading

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Completing ‘Nasty’

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‘Nasty’ is more or less complete by now. After some more rummaging in the parts bin, she got a head rest, a B+M IQ-X E (150 lux) front light and a third rear light. To move the handle bars a … Continue reading

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Critical Mass in Hamburg

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Took ‘Nasty’ to the Critical Mass in Hamburg yesterday. That was fun! Haven’t attended in ages. There where only few recumbents, but I counted three HPV Scorpion RS 20 trikes in the same brownish-orange colour. Found a pretty nice video … Continue reading

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Laidback Bike Report – SPEZI Special

Gary Solomon and Team went to the anual Spezialradmesse in Germersheim. Enjoy!

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More ‘Nasty’ images

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Changed the front wheels to a wheel set with sturdier rims (DMR DeeVee 32-507), shod with Schwalbe Shredda Evo 50-507. The worn-in Shredda handle much better than the new Kojak. The brand new drum brakes felt a bit weak yesterday, … Continue reading

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Today, ‘Nasty‘ got mirrors, seat bags, a speedo and some lights.

Tomorrow, she get some faster tyres. The Kojak’s are ok…ish, but I’m curious how they compare to a pair of 24″ Shredda Evo and a 26″ Marathon Almotion.

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First Ride

The postman came and delivered the new handle bar and chain.
I couldn’t resist and made ‘Nasty’ roadworthy.

She rides actually a lot smoother than I though. The rear fender definitely needs a little ‘spoiler’ similar to the fender of the blue ICE.

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Meet Nasty

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This is ‘Nasty’, my new ride. The unholy offspring of a once dazzling ICE Vortex+ mixed with some Vortex 2 DNA.* Her 24″ front wheels were built with 25-507 Alienation Insurgent rims to fit a pair of 24″ Kojak’s. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Shifter shopping

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I’m busy searching online for missing parts to build-up the ‘new’ trike. Fortunately, a friendly user in the German recumbent forum offered a spare boom for a good price. The new Patterson Metropolis need to get its 175mm cranks chopped … Continue reading

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Building an ICE Vortex bastard?

A used ICE Vortex cruciform is coming my way (for those who don’t know the term, it’s the front part of the trike frame, reaching till about halfway under the seat).

Since I’ve already got a spare ICE Sprint 26 rear frame, ICE hard shell seat, ICE front suspension, most gearing and shifting parts and more wheels than I like to admit, it looks like somebody is building himself a ‘new’ trike!

On the other hand, there are still those two 20″ ICE rear wheel swing arms tucked away in the basement and if I come-up with a decent rear frame design, it could even end up as a ‘Vortex Quad’ with full suspension. Guess what I’m scribbling about the next days…

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