Tag Archives: Ortlieb XPress

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 … Continue reading

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Blue ICE – current setup

Looks like Spring arrived. The blue Sprint got a second B&M IQ Cyo 80 Lux front light and a new rear fender lately (its actually a 26″ front fender).

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Blue ICE on ICE

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It was a pretty cold but beautiful day today.

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Blue ICE and Marathon Winter

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I’ve just mounted some Schwalbe Marathon Winter spike tyres and did a 13km test run ’round the block’. Schwalbe recently introduced the Marathon Winter in a wider 50-559 size and it’s are a perfect match for the pair of 24″ … Continue reading

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Blue ICE Impressions

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The Blue ICE ready for touring with big panniers ground clearance batterys only DIY battery mount and rear lights The Cockpit with Cycle Analyst Patterson Metropolis drive XPress panniers, 1.2kW/h battery, Abus U-lock

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Ortlieb X-Press Pannier Conversion

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Once upon a time, Ortlieb sold a waterproof shoulder bag that can be converted to rather perfect recumbent bike rear panniers with little effort and cost. Once converted, the X-Press panniers provide a lighter, bigger and maybe a bit less … Continue reading

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Blue ICE Updates

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While I use the black Sprint on my daily commute, the blue Sprint stayed dormant in its quarters since September. What a shame, but the weather was pretty bad at times and since I had no panniers for it, it … Continue reading

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Recumbent Bags

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Since I suggested Givi E21 Cruiser cases to use on a recumbent trike instead of panniers or recumbent bags in earlier posts I thought I should write a blog post about bags. What are the alternatives? A recumbent tadpole trike … Continue reading

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