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    Haven't really been in bear country (a small...

    Haven't really been in bear country (a small section of PA and MD) so haven't had any problems with them. Racoons on the other hand have been a nuisance everywhere. Regardless where I camp, I hang...
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    I road the C&O last year starting May 1st. Got...

    I road the C&O last year starting May 1st. Got rained on every day. I would suggest a wider tire, but it isn't impossible. I saw others riding very skinny tires (patch kit, spare tube and pump will...
  3. I think a big factor would be "how" you plan to...

    I think a big factor would be "how" you plan to tour... CC, supported or self-contained.Also, where you plan to ride. I can tell you first hand crossing the C&O Canal wasn't fun on the trike. And any...
  4. I wear very little spandex. I have found with...

    I wear very little spandex. I have found with some of my 'normal' shorts that they do tend at times to 'ride up' and bunch some. But it depends on the shorts.
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    Just saw your post. If you are planning on the...

    Just saw your post. If you are planning on the C&O you do NOT want any 2-wheeled trailer. Much of the C&O is like an old farm lane. Two small tire tracks with a grass 'hump' between them. A 2-wheeled...
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    Poll: Kind of like when I was a truck driver. I...

    Kind of like when I was a truck driver. I mean.... how can you not SEE something 12 1/2 feet tall, 8 1/2 feet wide and 75 feet long? :eek:

    Yet, as a former truck driver, I know that there are...
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    Poll: +1

    +1
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    On my 'bent? I'll stop.... heck, they'd have to...

    On my 'bent? I'll stop.... heck, they'd have to carry it or push it to get away. I've always gotten a ton of comments when riding one of my 'bents - seems something about a recumbent makes people...
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    Poll: The most often occurrence of "not being seen" is...

    The most often occurrence of "not being seen" is at an intersection waiting to cross.

    I generally wear a high-vis top and hat. Red blinky AND a really wonderful xenon white strobe in the rear. I...
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    I ride both with clipless pedals. I did, however,...

    I ride both with clipless pedals. I did, however, make the release tension as loose as possible on the bents. I found I had less leverage/strength in my ankle in that position to unclip quickly when...
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    Weird since I saw this yesterday on TV, you want...

    Weird since I saw this yesterday on TV, you want to search for Jeggings. Or find a shop that sells to the Emo crowd. No endorsement, just the first link I came to........
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    Check out HostelShoppe. They have a pretty good...

    Check out HostelShoppe. They have a pretty good selection of racks for bents. http://hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/search.pl?category=201500
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    Funny thing, the only 'negative' comments I ever...

    Funny thing, the only 'negative' comments I ever got were from people I knew. One was from one of the guys I supervised and he was 'ashamed to admit I was his boss.'..... that said, every other...
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    I forget the company name, but call Hostle Shoppe...

    I forget the company name, but call Hostle Shoppe in Wisconson (hostleshoppe.com) - they use a company that knows bikes. But, you'll have to box it yourself. And, it isn't FedEx, UPS or DHL.
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    Sheldon Brown web page has some excellent...

    Sheldon Brown web page has some excellent articles that may help you track down the problem. However, I differ on one point with Sheldon and Jeff Wills. When I set the chain length, I run the chain...
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    22 little ring, 44 big ring which should mean you...

    22 little ring, 44 big ring which should mean you have a 32 middle ring. Not that big a jump in my opinion, and pretty standard.

    chain length too short? got to have enough chain to be able to...
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    I've had USS before, but currently have an OSS....

    I've had USS before, but currently have an OSS. USS is a 'twitchier' steering bike calling for a bit more learning curve. I think that's probably the reaspn there are fewer out there.

    To me, a USS...
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    +1

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    I'll go a different direction..... I have...

    I'll go a different direction.....

    I have found it necessary to add air every 2 to 3 to 7 days which I've always found to be necessary on any bike tire to maintain proper inflation. Heck, even on...
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    I, unfortunately, have had bad results with...

    I, unfortunately, have had bad results with Schwalbe Marathons bulging on the sidewalls (and one was out of round) in the past few months. 3 out of 4 (and in 2 different sizes 406/20 and 305/16)....
  21. I've owned a SWB USS which I really loved for my...

    I've owned a SWB USS which I really loved for my commuting. A tadpole Trike with rear suspension (which I started my current tour on - until an sob ran it over in a parking lot), now I'm on a CLWB...
  22. I use the LightMan white strobes on my bike and...

    I use the LightMan white strobes on my bike and they are real powerful and bright. I use them on the rear of my bike during daylight hours and they definitely grab peoples attention. The lights are...
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    Heck, I'm just interested in the final product...

    Heck, I'm just interested in the final product and your pics. Sub-18 lbs in CrMo could be revolutionary if successful for the 'bent riders.

    After cost, weight and perceived 'slowness' due to...
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    +1 I've never thought to use the go-cart...

    +1

    I've never thought to use the go-cart analogy... it's perfect.
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    Sorry, but there are many of us out here now...

    Sorry, but there are many of us out here now touring with a 20/26 tire set. Add a 16 to the mix for me since I also have a b*o*b trailer. Having different tire sizes is NOT a liability. Not taking...
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