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The replacement trike

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by neil earley, 10 Nov 2017.

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  1. neil earley

    neil earley Über Member

    Location:
    Neath
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    1. Big box delivered by DPD 20170901_161739 (1).jpg
    2. The assembling goes well 20170901_164449.jpg
    3. Nearly complete,time for a well earned Teabreak 20171031_095355.jpg
    Ice Vortex 2011 In Swansea Marina first shakedown ride happy days ahead ,should say rides.
     
  2. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

    Location:
    Egham
    Very nice indeed. Looks much like my Trice Q, which I think is 2008.
     
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  3. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    Me jealous...nah not one little bit.......




















    A helluva lot maybe
     
  4. PaulM

    PaulM Über Member

    Location:
    Portsmouth, UK
    Great choice. Bet that's a lot of fun.
     
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  5. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

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    Egham
    Ooh, had a closer look now on a proper PC. Enjoy the full suspension, mine had it fitted by the previous owner on the front and it seems to make quite a difference.

    Do you know what mirrors you have fitted? I'd like to change to bar end shifters from the twist grips currently fitted, but my mirrors are mounted on the bar ends at the moment...
    Also intrigued by the rack and bag.
     
  6. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Gorgeous.

    Did the mirrors come with it? I'm having trouble finding a decent one.
     
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    neil earley

    neil earley Über Member

    Location:
    Neath
    Yes mirrors came with it so assume they are from Ice love the bar end shifters so easy to use
     
  8. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Bar ends were made for a recumbent trike. I found them a bit awkward on drop bars when I used them back in the day, but on the 'bent they are even easier to use than brifters on a road bike.
     
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    neil earley

    neil earley Über Member

    Location:
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    The rack is the suspension rack from Ice ,bags were a gift from my son who bought them whilst visiting Holland, had full suspension on my kett which was brilliant the only thing so far I dont like the carbon seat as its not so comfortable for my spine which is probably down to me having fusion top and bottom of my spine,so hopefully will change later on to a mesh seat . Kett seat was perfect for fit for me.
     
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  10. I put panniers on my carbon road bike. I think you are committing the same sin by putting them on a Vortex ^_^
     
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    neil earley

    neil earley Über Member

    Location:
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    In South Wales you need somewhere to stow you rainjacket,waterproof trousers wellies and a snorkel as we seem to have everyone's share of rain here !!
     
  12. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

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    Egham
    I've just twigged that I have the same mirrors, just mounted differently. I can buy the mounts like yours from ICE for a mere £34 each:eek:
     
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  13. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    You're not wrong. Any ride of more than an hour here and you have to have enough gear to cope with everything from a tsunami to a heat wave.
     
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  14. Tigerbiten

    Tigerbiten Veteran

    Looks a lot like my trike with the hard shell seat, but I've got Sprint on the frame while you have Vortex ..... ^_^
    I've used the upper fixing holes on the seat and pulled the back boom out a bit to get the seat at it's most reclined.
    I've also got my hardshell seat to fit a bit better across my upper back by sliding a thin piece of polystyrene between the shell and the ventisit pad.

    Luck ........... ^_^
     
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    neil earley

    neil earley Über Member

    Location:
    Neath
    Thanks for the tip on seat adjustment,have contacted Ice and they say that a mesh seat can fit but need to alter frame length