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VTX with SKS Raceblade

Since the VTX got its 3×700 wheel set back, shot with narrow tires, the old wide fender looked a bit odd. Hence I’ve installed a SKS Raceblade Pro XL fender. The Raceblade looks quite pretty

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‘Nasty’ got a new seat

The VTX mongrel got a new ICE hard shell seat with neck rest. Apart from the Vortex 2010 rear frame, the bottom bracket boom and most of the components, she evolved a great deal this year. I guess calling her … Continue reading

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Recumbent Tour to Teufelsbrück

Yesterday we met at the main train station to make a small round tour to the Elb ferry at Teufelsbrück and back. Morten led the tour on his Flux, Henry even came from out of town by train to join … Continue reading

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ICE VTX with 3×700 wheels

Finally, the VTX got its 3×700 wheel set. The polished rims are a nice match to the Ortlieb bags. The front wheels are shod with fast Conti GP5000 in 23-622 size, but the rear wheel got a Conti Cyclocross Speed … Continue reading

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ICE VTX with 26″ front wheels

While the 24″ Kojak at the front where good looking and actually handle quite nicely, they definitely ain’t no speed demons. Its a shame that Kojaks are only a bit faster than the rather sluggish Marathon Plus. Today they came … 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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new ICE VTX cruciform

ICE Trikes kindly offered me a new cruciform at a 33% discount, to replace the bend frame of my commuter trike. Since I like the narrow track frame of the Vortex slightly better than the 5cm wider track of the … Continue reading

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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

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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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