Tag Archives: recumbent trike

Vortex Leader with 3×700 wheels

The Vortex-Leader custom trike got the 3×700 wheel set for a couple of weeks now and it’s a blast to ride. Compared to the VTX, it should have slightly worst aerodynamics from the big wheels and the more upright seat, … Continue reading

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Zollenspieker Tour

We did a short tour with the recumbents today. Starting from our usual meeting point at Kaltehofe, going through Vierlande to the Zollenspieker Elb ferry and further to Winsen to get some cake. I went with the guys till the … Continue reading

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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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VTX with Marathon Winter

Since the snow seems to stay a bit longer and the temperatures will drop to -10°C in the next days, the VTX got shod with a set of Schwalbe Marathon Winter. I only used the Marathon Winter twice for about … Continue reading

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Finally some snow

On the shopping run with the VTX yesterday. Even with 3×700 wheels, 5cm of snow make a trike quite slow. The average speed for the 8km through the park to the super marked and back was a mere 11.2km/h. However, … Continue reading

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Vortex-Leader 3×26″

Since the 24″ Kojaks produced some bad shimmy at the front wheels, I tried some 24″ Maxxis DTH yesterday, but that didn’t solve the problem. Looks like this trike with its funny steering geometry doesn’t like a 3×24″ wheel set-up, … Continue reading

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The Vortex-Leader rolls again

I’ve finally finished the Vortex-Leader custom trike today. Well, not finished-finished, but its ride-able again. It took me a while to get motivated to remove the green powder coating from the Trice Leader rear frame and have it glass-pearl blasted … Continue reading

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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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Meet Mike Burrows

John Williams from Velo-Ads did a very nice video interview of his friend Mike Burrows. Apart from the Lotus bike and loads of other bikes, Mike designed the Windcheetah, one of the first modern recumbent trikes. Unfortunately, the company that … 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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