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New Fender for ‘Nasty’

I’ve finally managed to order a new rear fender for the Vortex. Well, actually its a SKS front fender. The old fender was a tiny bit too short and its silver color didn’t quite fit as well. I think it … Continue reading

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Fahrradsternfahrt 2017 in Hamburg

Today was the 22. annual Fahrradsternfahrt in Hamburg. About 30,000 cyclists rode from all directions into the city, took a small detour across the Köhlbrand Bridge and a stretch of Autobahn on the way back across the Elbbrücken to Rathausmarkt … Continue reading

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Nasty’s new 700c rear wheel

Today, I’ve looked for a 700c tyre to get the new rear wheel rolling. The easiest would be a Kojak in 700c size, to match the 26″ Kojak’s at the front, but I had something wide and quick with at … Continue reading

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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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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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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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elbphilharmonie

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 … Continue reading

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