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Old 09-01-08, 04:15 AM   #1
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My new (to me) toy

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
recreational riding.
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Old 09-01-08, 05:25 AM   #2
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Very nice. You're going to love it.

I've got a 2003 Volae Team that is a great machine.
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Old 09-01-08, 03:28 PM   #3
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Very nice bike. Where do you carry water?
I'm new to SWB's, too, riding a V-Rex for less than a month. This bike seems even more comfortable than my Tailwind; the more reclined position and the B-39 bars are just right.
It's interesting that the front wheel/tire just seems to disappear when riding; I know it's there butI sure can't see it.
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Old 09-01-08, 08:51 PM   #4
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Very good-looking bike! How much does it weigh?
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Old 09-02-08, 12:28 AM   #5
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Very nice ,

I hope you have lots of fun with it.
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Old 09-02-08, 12:34 PM   #6
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Very nice bike. Where do you carry water?
I'm new to SWB's, too, riding a V-Rex for less than a month. This bike seems even more comfortable than my Tailwind; the more reclined position and the B-39 bars are just right.
It's interesting that the front wheel/tire just seems to disappear when riding; I know it's there butI sure can't see it.
For now I just throw a water bottle into the rack trunk. I'm thinking
of putting a couple universal mount type cages on the lower seat stays.
I'm noticing a major difference between this and my LWB. I'm not as comfortable
on the SWB yet, but I've only had it out twice for a total of about 25 miles.

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Very good-looking bike! How much does it weigh?
The Volae site says 31 lbs. For me that's light as my EZ Sport is closer to
40# and our EZ Tandem is close to 60#.

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