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This page shows existing new bikes (those not currently on commission, if any), and whatever used manufacturer's bikes I've collected lately.
On June 27, there are one of my finished new bikes, one used Mach 2, and 10 used bikes from other makers in the Showroom.  



This bike is in Bitburg, Germany - it is not IN the showroom!



(Scroll down for detailed descriptions and pictures)   

Parts and misc. stuff.   Seats, widgets, tires.    A bit of a garage sale is one click away - see if there is anything here you need on the misnamed  -' High Racer 'page now.

YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE AN OFFER!  I might not accept it (then again I might), but I won't be offended.

Please go to the Parts FOR SALE page to check Recycled Recumbent pricing for specific parts and pieces you may want to order, or to make up your frame 'kit' for your own assembly.

                        May 21, 2012.    Bike frames and 'kits' will be made to order moving forward.    I make up 'front ends' from incoming donor bikes.    These await your specification so I can build them to length for you and with your specific component set in mind.  Write or call, and we can set it up!

MACH 3!    I don't make these often except on commission.   I built this one for me - you have to test the idea once in a while to prove it's validity.   Yep, great bike.     
Sold to Bob on June 26.

This is the complete Mach 3, with a new seat, dual 26" wheels, the Rans modified handlebar, V-brakes, etc.    It is sized for me - what you see is set up for my 45" X-seam and 6'-0" height.   Let's check you x-seam, see if you can fit this bike!

Seat Height -     22"
Crank Height  - 16"
Frame Length  -  40" (equivalent)
Wheelbase  -      74"

- dual 26" wheels, alloy rims.   This was a matching pair from a donor MTB.   New Kenda Kwest 100 psi 1 1/2" road tires.
- 7 speed cassette gearing
- New FSA alloy 3 speed crankset.
- New twist grip shifters.
- V-brakes front and rear.
- Terracycle idler, bottle cage, kickstand added.  
- Ran Chopper Bar modified by Recycled Recumbents. 
- Bike comes with standard pedals (not my pictured Bebops)
- as always, new cables and housings, new seat.
**** option, enhance this bike with a 9 speed geartrain for only $200 more.   

Red Mach 2, just finished May 10!   Showroom price at $725

A bit of a rainy day here in no way diminished the deep luster of this fire engine red powdercoat.   I can't say I've seen a prettier color, nor better work than this from my powder coat painter.   Very pretty bike.   Sized for riders 5'-11" and under.  V brakes and MTB gearing.

Seat height     - 22"
Crank height  - 14.5"
Frame length  - 39"
Wheelbase      - 73.5"

- alloy wheels 26 and 20".   The front wheel is new, the rear wheel is rebuilt here.   New Kenda Kwest 100 PSI tires,  Both wheels are quick release.
- New 7 speed cassette.   Shimano Deore outswing rear derailleur.  Sun Tour front derailleur.
- Shimano Altius MTB alloy crankset - smaller chain rings with a 44 tooth large ring.   
- 3x7 Gripshift shifters.  
- Tektro V-brakes front and rear.
- Alloy moustache handlebar.   
- As always, new cables, housings.  New seat.   The bike has a kickstand.   


Thanks for looking at my bikes!


USED BIKES - Manufactured bikes - 





European Mach 2!   This yellow Mach 2 resides in Bitburg, Germany.  I cannot get to it to ship it, so it is offered for sale at $700 for local pick up only.


This is my daughter, Kerri's bike.    She rode it with me on one extended trip in 2011, then she took it to Germany with her to live and work there.   Kerri finds she doesn't use the bike, so we are offering for some lucky soul to use on all those great German bike paths.

This Mach 2 has a 34" frame, that means it is sized for people about 5'-8" tall and under.   It can be adjusted up to an x-seam of 43", but it is most comfortable at 40" and below.   Seat height is 21", the cranks a are at 12.5" above the ground.   
This bike has two alloy bolt on wheels, the rear is 700c with a 28c Continental Gatorskin tire.   The front is a 20" wheel with a Schwalbe Durano tire.    Gearing is 3x7 with twist grip shifters, brakes are V- brakes.   

I can't call this bike new, but it is almost new.   Kerri did the one 150 mile charity ride on it and very little else.   It was packed and transported to Germany with her household goods, and shows a few nicks from that experience.   I reassembled it just this week on a visit, and Kerri agrees we should find a new home for it.    If you are close enough to arrange a pick up of this unique and tested bike, drop me an email, let's make it yours.

Note - after riding this bike, I see it needs a 5 Euro trip to a bike shop before anyone rides it again.  We need to tighten the crank bolt on the right side.  


LINEAR Sonic   - aluminum beam USS bike - offered for $400

Linear is more well known for their long wheel base version of this bike.   This is the same design, really, in a short wheel base model.   Aluminum box beam frame, folding rear stays of aluminum plate, linked underseat steering.   The seat pops off and the rear wheel will fold under the main frame for very compact storage - this bike will fit in the trunk of your Mini.   

This bike is well used, but serviceable.   The 3x7 gearing works well, it's caliper brakes are lightly worn and functioning well.   The seat is unblemished, no rips or tears, and little sun fading.    26" and 20" tires on the bike seem relatively new.   Alloy wheels are true and in good shape.

The bike has twist grip shifters on a flat grip USS handlebar.  The prior owner put some very nice bar end grips on it for comfort.   
Wheels, like all Bike E's, are 20" on the rear, 16" on the front.  Twist grip controls.   Everything is tuned and in great shape.   This bike has convertible pedals on it - one side is platform and the other allows connection of SPD clips.

It's a bit of history in the recumbent world, and a very nice USS SWB bike in the bargain, priced to find a new home quickly.   

Challenge Hurricane   -   for sale for $1,200.

Wow, this is a fantastic and fast bike.   The Hurricane has been called a 'mid-racer' and a 'low-racer', based on it's low-slung height and extreme reclined riding position, It's really somewhere in between those catagories.   Small, light weight, sleek and aerodynamic in the extreme, this bike is made for real speed.  There is a learning curve to riding in this position - you are very reclined, the handlebars are small and tucked in tight for streamlining.   Expect it to take a little while to learn to play in traffic on this beauty.   

This bike features a rear shock where it counts the most (under your back!).   The ride is on dual 20" racing wheels (Velocity, Deore hubs) and high pressure slick tires.   Brakes are haydraulic rim brakes.   Gear train is 2x9 speed.   The chain rings are an enormous 65 tooth large ring (to drive the small wheel fast!) and a 52 tooth ring for slower speeds.   The cassette is a racing 9 speed - 12-25.  Derailleurs are Ultegra.   The bike features a rear rack bolted onto the seat frame.   

Condition.  Mostly, as I acquired this bike, it was suffering from neglect.   It was dusty, dirty, hadn't been lubed in a while.  I've cleaned it up, lubricated what needs attention, and tuned it up.   Very sweet.  Components show little wear, you/we might consider replacing the chain just based on age, not condition.

Note - I've put a seat pad on the bike, it did not have one as I acquired the bike.   This pad works fine, you will notice it's a little bit short at top and bottom of the stretch of the seat itself.   I am sure Challenge makes the 'right' pad for this bike - you can get one or make one after you know you are in love with it.   You may also want to add a neck rest to this seat arrangement - try it without first, and see what you need.   

The Challenge bikes are very well made and highly regarded in the recumbent world.   Own one of the best!   

Barcroft Dakota   - one of the supreme touring SWB recumbents, a rare find for $1,400

Barcroft is a company I (and many others) wish were still making bikes.   This Dakota, and Barcroft's similar, slightly lower slug Virginia model are among the most coveted and best made short wheelbase recumbent bikes on the planet.   They don't come up for sale often - their owners stick WITH them!    The Dakota is Barcroft's touring bike - designed to carry a self sufficient load along in sleek comfort.    The frame is firm, the ergonomic position is among the most efficent I've found, the seat is the reknowned and comfortable Rans seat, this one even has the (I think) better comfort of the low profile seat base pad.    The Dakota climbs well, hold a line at any speed, and she flies!   

Note - I removed the right hand (non-traffic side) mirror for a better look.

This bike is a deep black color, there is some pearlescence under the surface that is beautiful, yet impossible to capture with a picture.   This bike is very well maintained, all components are in great shape, lightly used.The 26" and 20" wheels are on Velicuty rims, there are good Durano tires mounted.   Gearing is 3x9 - the crankset features Rotor eliptical chain rings.   Avid disk brakes are on both wheels.   The handlebar mast is set on a Glideflex stem (it pivots away for mounting, dismounting the bike), the handlebar is not stock - this is a Rans SWB deep-angle handlebar.   The seat is the Rans standard, as mentioned, with the thinner seat pad.   The bike sports a decent rear rack, there is a kickstand mounted.   Other than the fact that Bill Cooke retired and stopped making this bike about 6 years ago, you wouldn't know it is that old.   Modern bike, a great one, ready to ride.

HP Velotechnik Spirit - the entry level bike from a great German maker.   Offered for $775.

The Spirit is a very friendly, very well made bike.   HP Velotechnik is reknowned for their high end two and three wheeled recumbent bikes, this is their easy ride, easy cost model (retailing currently at $2,050).   The style is stretched out for a short wheel base bike, yet it is not quite in the long wheel base catagory either.   It is designed with a fairly upright seating position, very easily adjustable for different riders.   

Features - the bike has 3x8 gearing - it uses an 8 speed cassette at the rear wheel, and there is a 3 speed internal hub on the rear wheel as well (operated like a 3 speed crank with your left hand).   The bike has a compression shock and spring at the rear wheel and armature, and a very sophisticated in-the-headset shock pad in the front fork as well.  Don't worry, the owner's manual comes with this bike.  Front and rear brakes are excellent mechanical disc brake systems.

This bike is immaculately clean, extremely well kept and maintained by the prior owners.   Note in the detail on the seat that there are two small tears in the vinyl of the seat base cover -these are the only flaws I can find on the bike.   A simple vinyl repair kit give a temporary repair, a lycra cover can be used to hide the tears - apply either or both once you know you love this bike.  this model has a kickstand, it has a rear rack for hauling your stuff.

A great well made, simple bike to ride and love.   And it goes anywhere - pavement, dirt roads, back lots, anywhere!    

Bike E.     Fundamental recumbent transportation.    For sale at $350.

This Bike E has the great CLWB, easy to ride geometry.   It uses a unique beam design   This Bike is uses an internal hub for three speed selections, and a 7 speed cassette on the rear wheel, to offer a very good 21 speed selection.   This bike features very sweet large tires for both traction and a smooth ride.   V-brakes front and rear.   One advantage to the internal 3 speed gear is that you can change gears standing still (which you can't with a 3 speed crankset).

I received this bike in trade, it is tuned up and ready to go.   The seat is in great shape, no tears or wear.   The frame - well, it's intact, has no structural flaws.   But clearly someone has fooled with it a bit.  There is a half inch hole drilled through the beam vertically amidships.   It's an aluminum beam frame, this doesn't affect it for strength, but you should know it's there.   Brakes and gear train are in very good shape.   This bike has a kickstand, and there is a water bottle holder up on the handlebar.  

Bike E - a second one.  Same great bike, a little fancier at $425.

Very similar to the bike above, same drive train, same brakes.  This one is painted bright red, the other one is anodized a darker shade (or maybe it's more translucent).  This bike is in very good shape, it shifts well, brakes well.  Fancy detail on the front chain guard.   This bike has a kickstand, and features the Bike E seat pack behind their best 'sweet' seat.   The other bike above has a 'normal' short backed seat.  I've a little detailing to do, but this bike is a great bike for a first test of the recumbent idea.   It is a great toodle around the park, errand runner, all round easy, friendly bike to ride.   

Infinity - this remade gem offered for $500.

The Infinity is an aluminum framed, underseat steering LWB bike.  They were made in the 80's by an engineering firm in Indiana and gained a well deserved reputation as a fine, lightweight, sturdy recumbent.   It features a unique cable-connected steering mechanism to turn via the remote handlebar.   And for all it's simple design, this USS back-swept handlebar is one of the most comfortable of it's kind I've experienced.   
This bike was refurbished at the local Dream Bikes shop, fitted with a new rear wheel, 3x7 gearing featuring twist shifters, and generally tuned up well before I saw it.   I've checked it out now and modified the chain line, adding a guide tube for the return chain (mostly to keep it from flopping around).   The bike runs sweet and easy now.    There is some cosmetic wear in a frame this age, but all is intact and ready to go.   The seat is original, but the seat cover shows very little wear.

Features that deep Vee rear wheel (26"), dual side pull caliper brakes (pads look new), kickstand, 3x7 gearing with twist grip shifters.  

The Infinity is a classic, a bike to be proud of and ride with joy.   
Linear Long Wheel Base bike.   A great USS LWB ride!   Offered for $550

The Linear is an aluminum box beam bike, all set up on that anodized gold main beam.   The rear stays and the front headset both fold, to make a much smaller package of the bike for storage and transport.  The seat pops off with one cam/lever bolt and 2 catches, both hand operated.   I had a salesman buy one because he could fit it in the company car and take it on trips.   26x 20" wheels, with a three speed crankset driving a seven speed rear hub.   Brakes are very nice side pull calipers.   This is the old Linear from around 2000 - there is a new model of the Linear sold from the Bicycle Man that updates the brand now.   This is the original.   

This bike is in very good shape - the cleanest Linear I've seen in several years.   It's been well cared for, the brakes are good, no accumulated gunk in the drive train.   The seat shows no wear, it's in great shape.   There is a pocket in the rear panel of the Linear seat - you can store your necessaries there when you ride.   There is no kickstand with this bike.   If you hanker for that flying feeling of riding with NOTHING out in front of you, this is your bike!   

RANS Stratus  - in the showroom at $850.

The Classic Stratus from Rans.    One of my favorites - if I didn't MAKE bikes of my own, this might be my bike of choice.   The bike is smooth, handles very well, and is a joy to ride.   One of the best touring style recumbents you can own, a tested, durable, great design still in production.

This is the long frame version of the stratus.  Set up just now with the seat forward of the halfway point on adjustment, it fits me well with a 45" X-seam (I am 6'-0" tall).   The bike has a broad adjustment range.   This bike has the center mast handlebar system, set with a deeply swept RANS handlebar.   Crankset and front derailleur are Shimano 105.   Shifters and rear derailleur are SRAM 9.0.   Gearing is 3x9.    V-brakes front and rear are standard.   I didn't check the brand on these two tires (wheels are 26x20), but both are likely 32mm width, and are sleek, high pressure road tires.   The bike has a standard Rans seat in good condition.   There is a kickstand on the bike, and a working computer.   

Overall condition of components is very good.  Little wear showing, the bike is clean and shows little wear and tear.   Despite my pictures on a dull Tuesday afternoon, this bike is painted one of my favorite RANS colors - a deep sparkle coat under a dark translucent green.   Like this, if it translates to the screen:
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     This is a really nice bike, well worth your consideration for hours of your travelling time.  It commutes well, The Stratus is a great touring platform.   I wouldn't hesitate to take a bike this fine across the country.  Grab it soon, make it yours! 

EZ-1 Super Cruiser.     This is a resale by the current owner of a bike I saw here in 2014.   Price - $400

Here's the story.  Bob bought this bike last Fall, he's decided it isn't for him, and we are hoping we can find it a new home.   If you are interested in this bike, please contact Bob directly at frosethbs@embarqmail.com.    He will ship the bike directly to you (at your cost) from Bluff City, Tn.. I am not involved in the sale, save as a friend of Bob's.    

The EZ-1 , so you know, is one of the best entry level recumbents you can get a hand on.   It's a smooth, easy, accessible ride.  Easy to learn, yet pretty good as a cruiser and road bike as well.   A great step over height for small people or anyone who finds it hard to climb over a taller bike.   Great ergonomic pedaling position, and great aerodynamics as well.   

This particular bike came to me used, I checked it last Fall and approved it for sale.   I don't recall any significant fixes on it.   All components are in good working order, and do not seem aged much at all.   I see one small tear in the lycra for the seat bottom cover.  Several outlets sell a replacement lycra cover that works for this seat.   Get that part AFTER you know you love your new bike.   

Bob has tried to learn to ride this bike, but just can't get the hang of it, he says.   So, lucky you, here is a great bike for a modest price!    Please contact Bob directly to negotiate a sale and for shipping.   I'll be glad to advise you, but I do not have a hand in the current transaction.

Lightning Thunderbolt!    A fine SWB bike for a great price - $550!

Who can resist a bike from Lightning Cycle Dynamics?   Their flagship bike is the reknowned P-38 - said by many (including me) to be the best short wheel based bike out there.   The Thunderbolt shares the P-38's rider position, seat, and ergonomics, but it is Lighting's budget entry - lesser frame, lesser components, etc.   Still a great bike, but an economically palatable solution for the 'rest of us' (the P-38 retails over $3,000).   Lightning replaced the Thunderbolt in their manufactured line with the very similar Stealth model in 2004, but the company is very much active and parts are available for this bike.

This bike is an easy ride and an efficient one.   The rider is in a fairly erect seating position (adjustable) on the great Lightning sling seat design, pedal height is comfortable and easy to learn.   Wheels are 26 x 20, brakes are V-brakes front and rear, gearing for this bike is 3 by 7 speeds. 

For a 14 year old bike, this bike does not show much use at all.   The paint is very good (I can't find any scratches), the components are not worn, the chain is clean - very well maintained bike as I received it.    The seat is in great shape, no blemishes at all.   The bike has a kickstand, a rear rack, and a rack bag.   There is a wireless computer on the bike - the computer receiver has a new battery in it, but I suspect the transmitter/sensor needs a battery as well.   This bike has Lightning's upgrade tilting mast on it - you can adjust and lock the angle of the mast instantly to your comfort and needs.   You can also rotate the handlebars for comfort.   The seat will adjust for angle - proper leg fit is adjusted by moving the telescoping boom in and out.   As pictured it is set for about a 42" X-seam.    

A fine SWB bike from one of the best makers, priced as an entry level recumbent.   Can't miss!

Recycled Recumbent eagerly looks for old, unloved recumbents to revive and find homes for.   If you hear of anything, let me know! ***

Thanks for looking at the current crop.    Let me know if something here merits a home with you!

FOR ANY BIKE or Frame -
Shipping Con. US only – you pay the costs plus about $5 in packing tape.   (It takes about 2 hours to pack a bike and I don't charge you for that!)   Using Fedex Ground I find costs range from around $55 to near $100, pending your distance from Milwaukee .     Assembly is required at your end – I send you instructions and pictures.   Save us both the hassle and come visit – and we get to fit the bike to you if you come to the toy shoppe!    I will drive an hour from Milwaukee for delivery (THAT is getting expensive now!!).
Please write with your comments or questions.    That is as much fun for me as a sale!   Ride safe, ride often!

Contact A.D. Carson, adcarson@recycledrecumbent.com   or call 414-616-0307