Tag Archives: 24″ front wheels

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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The Vortex-Leader rolls again

I’ve finally finished the Vortex-Leader custom trike today. Well, not finished-finished, but its ride-able again. It took me a while to get motivated to remove the green powder coating from the Trice Leader rear frame and have it glass-pearl blasted … Continue reading

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Vortex-Leader with Trailer

Had to go get some groceries today. Hence, the new trike had to tow the trailer. When I’ve tried the new trike with 20″ front wheels, the handling was very twitchy. Thats a very unusual behavior for an ICE Trike. … Continue reading

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The new Custom Trike

Build from a nickel-plated ICE Vortex cruciform and a pretty rare Trice Leader rear frame. It doesn’t have a chain yet, no rear mud guard, or lights and mirrors. While the nickel plating looks gorgeous, I’m not entirely sure about … Continue reading

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Nasty got a new frame

After nearly three years since the creation of the Vortex mongrel, “Nasty” is finally pretty. The new 2019 ICE VTX cruciform looks gorgeous. (thanks again Patrick!) Basically, it was a 2013 Vortex front frame mated to a 2010 Vortex 2 … Continue reading

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Blue ICE crash

Remember that I’ve complained about the wet grip of the Schwalbe Big Ben Plus some time ago? The tarmac in that roundabout wasn’t actually wet, just a bit moist from the rain at night. Hit the curbs with the front … Continue reading

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Big Ben vs. Big Ben Plus

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Next installment of my little tire comparisons for electric trikes. The Big Ben My electrified trikes are usually shod with the Schwalbe Big Ben. The Big Ben got a decent thread, a pretty effective ‘Race Guard’ flat protection layer, very … Continue reading

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DIY Trailer

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For a long time I was looking for a decent trailer. The Carry Freedom Y-Frame and Hinterher trailer where on my shortlist, but neither convinced me completely, when I had a good look at them. The wheels of both trailers … Continue reading

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New updates to the Blue ICE

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Apart from the water-cooled drum brakes, I’ve added some new things to the blue Sprint. New Torque arm The new torque arm that braces to the disk caliper mount. Its water-cut from 5/16″ (9.5mm) A36 steel plate and weights 144g. … Continue reading

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Water-Cooled Sturmey Archer Drum Brakes

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I’m in the middle of running a test to water-cool my 90mm Sturmey Archer drum brakes. A few people in the German recumbent forum use water-cooled drum brakes in their velomobiles, so it wasn’t my idea. Velomobilize in Austria already … Continue reading

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