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What brand, model, and year bike?

This is a informal survey,  What brand, model, and year is your touring bike?

What are the REAL Disadavantages of Long Distance Recumbent Touring?

I am really interested in buying a recumbent bicycle for my next tour, I have done some research and the only real problem I see right now is the lower position which will make me less visible… I am almost convinced that climbing in hills is not much harder (would have to try to believe it though LOL). I used to ride recumbent rikschas for a living at lake constance so I believe I would be comfortable touring in one for long distances…

What you think, are there any real disadvantages if you compare a recumbent bike with a “normal” touring bike? I know there are many different recumbent types but generally speaking?

Any input will be appreciated :)

Thanks
Toni

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