I purchased a 2005 Volae Tour last week, my first SWB though not
my first recumbent. I've had a Sun EZ Sport for just under a year and
I have just over 1200 miles on it. I wanted to get a SWB for some
variety and to try to determine which works the best for me. I assume
that I'll most likely keep both and ride whichever best suits the needs
of the day.....we'll see. Here's a couple of views of the bike after I
loaded it down with fenders and a rack. I also stuck a mirror and
cyclecomputer up onto the bar.
The pump attaces nicely to the rear of the mesh seat with velcro straps.
The fenders, Planet Bike, mounted easily enough though I had to use
a zip-tie on the rear fender under the seat. There's a threaded hole
there on the under side of the boom (at the back) that I can use for
a more secure attachment but I need to find out the proper sized bolt
to fit the threads first.
I'm still learning to ride this baby but it's going relatively well. I expect
I'll need to buy a longer and/or adjustable stem (there's a 110mm on it now)
to get my arms in the best, most comfy position and of course there is an
infinite number of seat adjustments to help me get this dialed-in
just right. I'm looking foreward to many, many pleasurable miles of