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    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    My biggest problem is numb hands. I found that I could actually get quite comfortable on aerobars, but then I was really just staring at the front wheel (and if I actually wanted to see where I was going, my neck got quite sore). For taking in the scenery, I don't see how you can beat being 'bent.
    Yep, on a bent touring I don't have issues with hands, wrists, neck, back, or butt/groin. Sometimes, while on tour, I'll even eat my lunch while sitting on my bent. Can't say I've ever seen riders on DF bikes do that.

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    I'd go with a HP Velotechnik for its dual suspension.. , maybe their Grasshopper for the 20" wheels on both ends
    and its folding frame..

    Rohloff hub + chain tensioner is up off the ground on a 20" wheel,
    where the long cage of an MTB derailleur to get a similar low ratio, IMO, is closer than ideal..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic303 View Post
    For loaded touring I would want the same size tires front & rear if possible. Makes on-the-road replacements easier to find. In a SWB high racer, I like the Bacchetta Giro26 which will run everything from 559, to 650c to 700c wheels... In a LWB I would probably take a Rans Stratus or Xstream. For USS, I'd lust after a Longbikes, maybe with a better seat?

    What sort of frame style do you want?
    if it were me and I was touring away from home or away from civilization I would carry a spare tube AND spare tire for BOTH sizes on my recumbent, ..I ride an old Tour Easy which has two different wheel sizes and I would not hesitate to carry one of each spare tires and tubes if I were going on a long ride ! And a word to the wise.....while touring do not strap or mount anything to the bottom of your recumbent that could get loose or fall off and get under your wheel and cause you to crash.....HARD !

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    I would be afraid of touring on a Tadpole Unless I had at least two very bright flags above me and some kind of flashing light/strobe. I have come up on them in traffic and they were well below the average line of sight, half what a two wheel bent was or 1/3'rd a DF bike n rider height..... Just sayin..
    Scott Aspect 940 29er, Tour Easy LE, Sun EZ-3 sx, Walmart Thruster :P

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    osco

    I do ride my trike with two dayglo orange flags. They are there for legal protection as much as they are there for safety. They would go a long way to ward off the claim "I just didnt see him"!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by osco53 View Post
    I would be afraid of touring on a Tadpole Unless I had at least two very bright flags above me and some kind of flashing light/strobe. I have come up on them in traffic and they were well below the average line of sight, half what a two wheel bent was or 1/3'rd a DF bike n rider height..... Just sayin..
    Unless you're in the city, you don't need to worry. Recumbents stick out like a sore thumb in rural areas. Besides, I'm still quite a bit higher than the lines on the road and motorists see those all the time.

    I have a flag so I can be seen over other cars, but it really doesn't do much in the country. I did add a hi-viz helmet to the mix though, since my shirts can't really be seen much.
    There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that don't.

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    This:

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    And this:

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    Enable me to ride this:

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    And those keep me healthy so I can Also ride this:

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    I like the wind In my face XD

    BUT If I wanted to Tour I'd take the Mustang,,,, with the mountain bike on the back XD
    Last edited by osco53; 06-01-13 at 04:46 AM.
    Scott Aspect 940 29er, Tour Easy LE, Sun EZ-3 sx, Walmart Thruster :P

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