Tag Archives: Vortex-Leader

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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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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Vortex-Leader with Trailer

Had to go get some groceries today. Hence, the new trike had to tow the trailer. When I’ve tried the new trike with 20″ front wheels, the handling was very twitchy. Thats a very unusual behavior for an ICE Trike. … Continue reading

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The Vortex-Leader

While the trike had 24″ front wheels mounted for the pictures yesterday, this is how the trike suppose to look like. It now has a chain and is ready for a first test ride. After the bottom bracket is adjusted … Continue reading

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The new Custom Trike

Build from a nickel-plated ICE Vortex cruciform and a pretty rare Trice Leader rear frame. It doesn’t have a chain yet, no rear mud guard, or lights and mirrors. While the nickel plating looks gorgeous, I’m not entirely sure about … Continue reading

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The Trice rear frame

Four years ago Zach from Zach Kaplan Cycles offered an old, but never used 26″ Trice rear frame in the BentRider forum. Its tube diameter was 3mm smaller and the tube was too short to fit the current ICE Sprint … Continue reading

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Confused

I had a 4/5 finished e-Trike sitting in my living room, when I realized the “new-old-stock”, green, Trice 26″ rear frame actually fits to the Vortex cruciform. It just needs an adapter tube, to match the different tube diameters. That … Continue reading

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The Vortex+ Cruciform

Since ‘Nasty’ got a shiny new VTX cruciform, the old, white, Vortex+ cruciform is due to get a paint job done. Well, not exactly a paint job. According to Howard (its former owner, who kindly sold the cruciform to me … Continue reading

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