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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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‘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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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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Building an ICE Vortex bastard?

A used ICE Vortex cruciform is coming my way (for those who don’t know the term, it’s the front part of the trike frame, reaching till about halfway under the seat). Since I’ve already got a spare ICE Vortex II … Continue reading

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