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Blue ICE got a Nose

Since this summer is fairly wet, I’ve mounted the KingCycle nose fairing to the Blue ICE. The nose fairing looks quite nice with the white Ortlieb X-Press panniers. The mirrors mounted to the fairing offer a perfect rear view.

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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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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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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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Out in the woods

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The Blue ICE offers a pretty comfy ride with its big tyres.

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Patterson Metropolis Chain Wheel Adapter

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The Patterson Metropolis 2-speed crank drive comes stock with a 28t chain wheel. If thats not adequate, there is a 130mm adapter available from Patterson, to be able to mount chain wheels starting from 38tooth size to the Patterson Metropolis. … 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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The First Ride

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Did the first short ride around the neighbourhood with the Blue ICE today. The Patterson Metropolis looks slick and works great so far. Overall weight without bag, tools and waterbottle is 21.5 kg. The battery rear light and rear fender … Continue reading

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The Blue ICE

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Several month ago I’ve bought a lightly used blue ICE Sprint 26 frame by chance. It lived a quite dormant live under the living room table since then and the hunting for components began. While blue wouldn’t have been my … Continue reading

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