Nasty got new wheels

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Yeah, I know… I had every intention to ride with the 20″ front wheels for a while, but it was raining on the weekend. I got bored and instead of watching TV, went on a little wheel building spree. Five … Continue reading

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Blue ICE with Kojak

Since the new 24″ Kojak’s needed some breaking-in, I’ve put them on the Blue ICE.

Looks like the front wheels are probably a bit out of alignment (the rod end bearings are worn-out), since the tyres show some wear already after a mere 33km. While that’s perfect in this case, I’ll have to check toe-in tomorrow and ordered some new rod end bearings.

I’ve also swopped the Patterson Metropolis to a new one with cranks shortened to 155mm. The shortest crank size available for the Metropolis is 165mm (that’s what I was using for about a year), but 165mm a bit too long for comfort and makes my knees hurt after a while. The Patterson with 165mm crank size went in the (still not finished) Black ICE.

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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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