Tag Archives: Black ICE

The Black ICE is back on commuter duty

After a mere 86 weeks of maintenance and updates, my old black Sprint is finally back on the road. Lets say, it took ‘slightly’ longer than anticipated. She got a 2-speed Patterson drive, new XT 9-speed derailleur, a new 15 … Continue reading

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Front Wheel Rebuild

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I’m in the middle of rebuilding the front wheels of the black Sprint. They served me very well for close to 6,000km and it was actually nothing wrong with them. Ok, the spokes where too short. Despite meticulously measuring the … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Ferry

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ICE Sprint 3×24″

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I’ve finally swopped the ICE front suspension for unsuspended king pins yesterday. On my 50km test ride today, I was quite shocked how much corner handling improved without the front suspension with the 24″ front wheels. Corner handling is still … Continue reading

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Lübeck

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Today I made a little test tour to Lübeck. 69 km to have some ice cream at the Holstentor. 162 km in total at a 25.4 km/h average. Total consumption was 1300 Wh plus change or 7.9 Wh/km. Still had … Continue reading

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Nose mount details

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Simple mounting of the Kingcycle nose fairing clone from Mid Norfolk Mouldings. the old light is temporary fixed to the nose with some Terostat IX sealant Author bottle cage brackets the existing braze-on’s used to screw an aluminium U-profile to … Continue reading

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Got a MXUS direct drive hub motor

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Right before my Bafang BPM2 bite the dust, I ordered a MXUS 1307 direct drive hub motor from Austrian ebike shop elfKW for a change. The MXUS 1307 is a 9Continent 2807 clone, I think. Since the MXUS came laced … Continue reading

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20.000km

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I just reached the 20,000km mark with my trike the other day. The Sprint changed quite a bit since I got it. What started as a full suspended ICE Sprint soon changed to a rigid 26″ rear frame when I … Continue reading

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24″ front wheels for my Sprint

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New 90mm Sturmey Archer drum brake hubs arrived yesterday so I could finally build a set of 24″ front wheels and really like the new look of my Sprint. Today I rode only about 30km but the difference in handling … Continue reading

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First Drone Video

A couple of days ago Claus did a first test shoot in the park to figure out how to film me on the trike with his quadrocopter mounted GoPro. Well, filming is quite different from photography and since I had … Continue reading

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