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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 Feb. 15, there are 5 of my finished new bikes, 2 used Mach 2's, and 8 used bikes from other makers in the Showroom.  

SPRING IS COMING>>>>!!    Get a bike!

NEW BIKES:
      


On the rack in February, a red Mach 2 is coming.

USED BIKES:
   
            
             This bike was a review bike at Bentrider a few years ago.
             Bryan thought a lot of it - there have been a few changes, see below!
This bike is in Bitburg, Germany -                                   T
it is not IN the showroom!  Feb. 2017                                               
I THINK this has found a new home now.

USED FROM OTHER MANUFACTURERS:
              

          


Just added on Jan. 23 - two bikes in the Premium Bikes page.    The Stratus XP Titanium, and the custom Lightfoot Ranger!

 
Titanium Stratus XP - view here - Premium Bikes

Click on this link - Premium Bikes - for these two special bikes.   For all others - 

Scroll down for detailed descriptions and pictures on this page.

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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.

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Frames!  
               
                        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!   See pricing on the Parts FOR SALE page.
 

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 FINISHED BIKES FOR SALE.    
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MACH 1 (formerly EZ Clone) bike - yes, one of the original models, offered for sale remade at $500


One truth for my hobby is I don't often get long term feedback on the life of my bikes.   This is an exception.   Charlie and Pam bought this original Recycled Recumbent in 2005 (we think).   They also bought a early Mach 2, about a year later.    They called me up in March, asked about a new bike this year.   Sure!   It's great to have repeat patrons!    When I met them in May, they brought along this original, for trade in.   I was very pleased to see it.   It helps me with quality control, durability issues, etc. to see how such a bike has fared over it's lifetime.    Also, it's a time capsule a little bit - what was I doing differently in 2005, how am I doing that now, etc.    This is what the bike looked like on trade in a month ago - 



Not too bad.   Up close the (then) spray paint job was faded, scratched and ageing.   The seat fabric was stretched, torn in a place or two.    And components, tires, chain, were showing their age.   

But it's a great bike, the frame held up well, the design is sound, workable.    I decided, this one is worth a rebuild!   



So, this bike is now RECYCLED!    I stripped it down, cleaned all the old paint off, of course.   We do powdercoat now.    Cut loose the old seat cover, stitched on a new one.   Updated frame components, the new frame has a diagonal brace, a number of braze-on cable stops and idler hangers, etc. that it didn't have before.    Checked all and repaired one frame joint.    But it back together with new(er) components, same great wheels, brakes were good.   Repacked headset and crank spindle, etc.   New cabling, new chain.


This, by any terms used here at Recycled Recumbents, is a new bike.    Because it's recycled, and it's a MACH 1, it's a little discounted compared to the other bikes.   Great ride, best price!



Statistics:
Seat Height      24.5"
Crank Height   15"
Frame Length   36.5"
Wheelbase        68"

Features:
-  3x6 gearing for 18 speeds.
- 20" front, 27" rear wheels, both wheels are quick release.
- center pull caliper brakes.
- twist grip shifters
- New RR idler, new chain, new cables and housings.
- Kickstand.   

'e doesn't make them like this anymore.   Well, I do, but only on custom order.   Great look, sweet bike, great price!

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Mach 2 Basic - as good as it gets, as simple as it gets.   For sale at $675.


This blue blue Mach 2 needs a home.   Just assemble today, July 11.    This is a base model bike, I've decided that the diagonal brace should be in every bike I make now.   Other than that, this is the Mach 2 with no frills.   No fairing, no fenders, direct pull brakes.   When I build custom, this base bike sells for $900, we price the add on's from there.    Anyway, here she is.   Sized for riders at and under 6' tall - it is set for my 45" X-seam as you see it.   New frame, new cables and chain, new seat, of course.    Front wheel is a new RR standard, both tires are now Kenda Kwest 100 psi, 1 1/2" road tires.

Kickstand, jockey wheel idler, direct pull caliper brakesets.    Shifters are lever action.   Gearing is 3x7 with a freewheel on the rear and a 48-38-28 crankset on the front.    Note that the mast is white for this blue bike - just a slightly different look.   

All the joy of the Mach 2 in an economy package. 

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New Orange Mach 2    -    An upgraded version of the bike, for sale at $775.

Very unusual color - I asked our powdercoater for orange, and I got this unusual 'dreamcicle' color - almost an orange sherbert bicycle frame.   Orange, yes, but not Halloween orange - more creamy and definitely unlike anything else you've seen.    This bike is meant for riders roughly 6'-1" and shorter, easily fits riders down to about 5'-8" tall.   Even shorter - all the Mach 2's are infinitely adjustable.

Statistics:
Crank Height          12.5"
Seat Height             22"
Frame length          39"
Wheelbase              71"

Features:
This bike is built with all the features standard the Mach 2, now upgraded with the addition of V-brakes and the diagonal brace in the frame.   I've also added a mirror on the handlebar.    Standard features include 3x7 gearing with new SRAM twist grip shifters, new Radius brake levers, custom bent alloy handlebar.   Wheels are 26 x 20, with new Kenda Quest 1.5" high pressure tires.   Of course new cables and housings throughout the bike, new one length chain with a single quick link, new black seat.   This bike has a kickstand.     

This is THE Mach 2, the bike I ride, with all the more or less standard options included.












This bike was assembled on Feb. 7, 2017, as a joyful celebration of my friend Chris Kegel, who left us that day.   

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Black Mach 2 - just added - DISC BRAKES FRONT AND REAR!    For sale at     $850

This Mach 2 is the first ever I've offered with a disc brake option front and rear.   As it happens sometimes I acquired a great 26x20 wheelsets, Alix DA16 rims, quality disc brake hubs.   I decided it was time to build a bike to match!    This is that bike.   It is of a size for me, at 6'-0" tall with a 45" X-seam.   I've ridden it out 30 miles and back.   The bike will adjust for someone a little taller, and of course adjusts for people of smaller stature as well.   

Statistics:
Crank Height        12.25"
Seat Height           21"
Frame Length       38"
Wheelbase            69"

Features:
This is a disc brake bike, as mentioned, using Avid calipers, 160mm rotors.   Gearing is upgraded as well to 3x9 speeds.   The rear derailleur is a Deore long cage, the crankset is FSA with 52/42/30 tooth rings.   SRAM Attack twist shifters.   New one piece chain, Terracycle idler.   There is a Bontdrager 26 x 1.25" high pressure road slick tire on the rear, a Richie Racer 20 x 1.35" slick on the front - both tires are lightly used.  Handlebar is a custom bent alloy handlebar on my standard riser.   As always, new seat (Gray - you can have black if you prefer), new cables and housings, kickstand.   

This is a unique Mach 2, built for me to test the disc brakes.   I think it's ready for you - one of a kind!   



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Black Mach 2 - I thought this one was sold, but it isn't.   Back in stock and priced at $725

The Mach 2 in a modestly upgraded mode.   This one (as different from the 'Disc brake bike above) has V-brakes, a straightforward 3x7 gear train, and more modest 26x20" wheels.   Sized for smaller riders, about 5'-6" tall to 5.-10" max.   Of course it can adjust for even shorter riders.

Statistics:
Crank Height           14"
Seat Height              22"
Frame Length          35.5"
Wheelbase               68"





Features:
- 3x7 gearing, 7 speed freewheel, 3 speed Biopace crankset.   SRAM twist grip shifters
- V-brakes front and rear
- 26" alloy rear wheel, 20" alloy (hand built new) front wheel, new 1.5" Kenda Kwest high pressure tires front and rear.
- Standard RR handlebar mast, jockey wheel idler.  Custom bent handlebar.    
- As always, new seat, new cables and housings, new single length chain with one quick link connector.


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Thanks for looking at my bikes!

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USED BIKES - Manufactured bikes - 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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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 $600 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.  
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The Bentrider Blue Mach 2                             -       for sale at $800

LOOK at this bike - it's got lots of extras on it.   I'll tell about that in a minute.   First, it's pedigree!   I built this bike under 'challenge' from the editor and author from Bent Rider, the online magazine for recumbent riders (www.bentrider.com)   Bryan asked me to submit a bike for review - this was the one I submitted - I think about 5 years ago.   Bryan rode and reviewed this bike, I reference the article somewhere here on the website.   He responded to it very positively.   I was impressed, anyway.  Bryan rides a LOT of very sophisticated, high end bikes.   Anyway, he passed this bike on to another rider.    John has used the bike off and on from that time to this, he's made a few changes along the way.   And the bike come back here in trade for something else John admired in the showroom.   So, this is the 'review' bike - plus!

Size - this bike is sized for the 6'-0" plus or minus rider, it can be adjusted smaller of course.     It is in great shape for paint and general condition.   Brakes are good (V-brake rear, side pull front), chain, general maintainenece is very good.   He's replaced my seat cover with a slip over cover from TerraTrike - we've discovered after a few tests that TerraTrike's seat cover is a great way to cover this seat for non-sewing riders.   

Goodies.   That's a Rans mast and handlebar on it, very sweet kit.    The bike has a double leg kickstand on it - lots of people like this method of parking the bike.   It's almost a portable workstand as well.    The irresistable piece on this bike is the Shimano Alfine rear hub.   Right - 8 speed internal gearing on the rear wheel - no external cassette.   The derailleur you see in the pictures is used for tensioning the chain only, all rear shifting is internal in the hub.   Smooooooooth!   And, you can shift to any gear when standing still.   Very cool.

This is an unusual configuration for a great bike.   With the Bentrider 'stamp of approval', no less.

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Bike E RX Model - the top end Bike E                                     Sale for $450

The Bike E was made in many versions.   Simple 21 speeds, 7 speed models,suspended versions, etc..   This Bike E RX is their top of the line model - it has a lot going for it.   This bike has the air shock mounted on the lower rear frame for a cushioned ride.   Second, this bike has upgraded gearing - 3x9 speeds using SRAM 7.0 components and shifters.   Third, it has the more comfortable 'Sweet seat" with the high seat back.    And fourth this bike has the offset, top loading stem to allow a variety of handlebar configurations and better handling feel.   

One of the beauties of the Bike E is almost universal fit.   The seat slides on the rail that is the top of the bike beam, you can fit almost anyone onto it easily and quickly.     Simple - the Bike E is the best bike to keep around for occasional riders.   

This bike is in great mechanical condition - I've checked through it, tuned it up.   Brakes are fine, shifters and gearing is in top shape.   Seat is OK, it's showing a little age, but no holes or tears.    This bikeframe shows its age (likely 10-12 years) with a variety of surface nicks and scrapes, it is by no means a pristine and new bike.   Sound, but not blemish free.   







This is a great first recumbent.   It will treat you well, it is easy to ride - terriffic for the casual rider.  















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EZ-1 - the best little bike that no one knows about.    Steel frame EZ-1 Supercruiser for $425
 



The EZ-1 I consider to be one of the two best introduction to 'bent riding bikes out there.   The design was approved by Gardner Martin of Easy Racers, it's a great, sturdy frame with low step over, extreme adjustability for riders of all sizes.  It's even a good junior's bike, for anyone 4'-0" tall - and it can adjust until they are 6'-6" tall!    












This one is in great shape, well maintained by an owner who used it well.   Brakes, chain, gearing all in very good shape, frame is clean and shows very little scratching and other age signs.   I am told the seat frame is new.   I've cut a pound or so out of the very heavy seat clamp under the cushion, that saves a little on weight.   This bike is compact, for a long wheel based recumbent.    The height of the top bar is the lowest 'step-over' on the recumbent market - around 18" off the ground.  Great for middle sized kids, great for adults who's step over mobility is challenged.   

Description - 3x7 gearing, SRAM twist grip shifters.   V-brakes front and rear.   20" rear, 16" front wheels.   Handling on this bike is very close to Tour Easy Standards.    It is a very straightforward bike to just climb on and ride - come and try it!





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Burley Limbo - beautiful CLWB suspension bike, for sale at $700


The Burley Limbo - one of the best of it's kind, a compact long wheel base bike.   The Limbo has a simple, solid, light monotube frame, a nicely spread wheelbase (circa 60" I think).   The steering system is a linked bell crank - very responsive.   The seat is a webbed back, padded base.   This bike has a rear shock absorber (liquid).    
This used bike is in great, well maintained shape.   Great Deore components, 3x8 gearing on 26 x 20" wheels.   Tires are Primo Comets front and rear.   This bike is very clean, with hardly a nick or scratch on it.   Green sparkle powdercoat color.   Seat is unblemished, unworn.   

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BARCROFT DAKOTA.   Offering for sale this spring.  Priced at $1,400.   
Frame by Virginia Barcroft, assembly by Recycled Recumbents.

This bike is very hard to part with.   The Dakota is a very sweet bike, low slung for a short wheel base bike, with a longer, more stable wheelbase than others of it's type.   A great cruising, climbing, touring machine.   And she looks pretty too.   

More history than you need.   Bent UP Cycles now owns the rights to Barcroft bikes, Bill Cook stopped making them in Virginia about 6 years ago.   Bent Up makes a Titanium version of the Barcroft Virginia model, he hasn't found a steel frame builder to make the chromalloy versions of the signature Virginia and Dakota bikes.

This, however, is a 'new' Dakota, save for the miles I've been out on it in testing.   This may even be the last ever new Barcroft Dakota to reach a market.   Bent Up sold me this frame and boom last October - my plan was to build up a bike I could take along as a staff member on a TransAm tour.   Only the frame and front boom are original Barcroft parts - the frame was never build out prior to arriving here.   The seat is Recycled Recumbents, the riser and handlebar are a combination of TerraCycle and Rans parts.  The front fork (it is red now, as pictured here it was unpainted) is a generic 20" fork from my stray stock.   


I built this up for me to ride, I'll tell you it is a sweet group.   Shimano 9 speed (3x9) drive train, SRAM Rocket twist shifters, great, new V-brakes.   The front wheel is a 20"  RR standard front, the rear is a deep Vee rim (I'll get the brand) to support my Clydesdale tail, the bike has Schwalbe Marathon 1.5" new tires front and rear.   

This bike has a mirror on it, and (not pictured) a kickstand.   The seat is the Super-Phifertex mesh, new for this bike.  The idler is a Terracycle double idler, frame mounted.   Let's see.   Offered without that rack, bag, or rear fender, without pedals.    

I don't think this will be in the showroom very long.   But I hope it stays a while,   If you don't claim it, I get to ride it a bit more!    More pictures, better specs to come.   


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 Cycle Genius CG 24S       Offered for $300

The CG 24 was Cycle Genius’ entry level bike.   A good ‘x’ frame design with modest components, meant to get you riding and loving a recumbent.   It has an easy riding position, easy to learn, comfortable for casual riding.    An unusual seat design, using springs under the mesh for support.   Pending your taste in firmness, those springs can be added or removed.   I have taken the springs out of the back of the bike, it is an easy matter to re-install them if you want a firmer back panel.   It is surprisingly comfortable as shown (without the loose springs on the seat!).


The CG 24S uses a 20” rear wheel, a 16” front wheel.   The SRAM drive train is 3x8 gears for 24 speeds, shifted by twist grip shifters.    Good V-brakes front and rear.  

 
Condition.   This bike is in good used shape and has been checked and tuned by Recycled Recumbents.    Components are in great shape, wheels are true (now) and spin freely, it’s a good, solid starter’s bike.    Make it yours as the bargain bike from the show room!   

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Rans Wave                         A great first recumbent - for sale at $350







The Rans Wave is Rans' answer to the EZ-1 (seen above).   A solid, easy riding 20x16 CLWB bike, with a great adjustment range for different riders, a low step over that is very appealing to shorter riders, a comfy low bottom bracket for easy starts, and a compact size.    I've known riders that rode this bike first and loved it enough to stay with it for years.    






This bike found me at the Recumbent Cycle Con in Cincinnatti  in early October, and I couldn't say no to it.   It's in great shape, the paint is near perfect, it is very well maintained, chain is clean, brakes are good.   3x7 gearing, SRAM components, V-brakes front and rear.   Not a fast bike, but a good climber, and lighter than the EZ-1.    Has the revered Rans mesh back, padded base seat.   




Includes Rans seatback bag, working wired computer, kickstand.   The owner's manual is in the bag.    






I will note the lycra seat cover shows it's age a little at the front 'horn'   This will wear fine until you know you love the bike, then it is an easy replacement you can order direct from Rans.








Start your New Year right - this just might be your 'right bike.'

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Rans Nimbus.     A rescue bike, refurbished here at RR.    For sale at $400.



The Nimbus is/was the precursor to the Rans Stratus, and you can see the classic Stratus lines and seat in this early form.   This one is a bit rare to have the developed Rans seat on it - most Nimbus models I've seen before have a padded plastic bucket seat.   So, the 'modern' seat on this older model long wheel base recumbent.    3x7 gearing, Caliper brakes front and rear, 27 x 20 (451c) wheels, twist grip shifters.   The Nimbus is a little small - not for riders over about 5'-9" tall.   I am 6'-0", and I can't fit on it for sure.  


This bike came to me missing seat struts, in severe need of a tune up and lubrication.   I've done all that, it's in fine working order now.   The componets are mildly worn, but have plenty of service life left.   The green paint on the frame has it share of knicks and scrapes, none of which have any structural consequences.   The seat is unblemished.   Tires are not new, but plenty of life left.    This is a fine bike for the right person, a good ride and an entry level price for a recumbent.  

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Rans Stratus  - the premiere touring bike from Rans.    
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The Stratus is a close competitor for the Tour Easy, and for my Mach 2 bike.    It is, I suppose, the senior design at Rans, still in production probably for 25 years or more now.   A proven fast and simple long bike, excellent for touring or comfort riding.    These two bikes we think are about 2006 models.   Owned by a gentleman and his wife who found they didn't use them much.   I don't think the lady's bike has 100 miles on it, the gentleman's has maybe 200-300 miles tops, he says.    Both bikes are in excellent shape, they are the same standard frame, 26x20 model of the Stratus with the mast handlebar, the Rans standard seat, 3x9 gear train, and Avid V-brakes.   As near as I can see it, the component set is as equipped originally at Rans.   











Assessing condition, the bikes are clean, the components, even brake pads, are unworn.   The clean chains are a clear indicator that they haven't seen much use.   Seat fabrics are impeccable.     Both frames are painted that deep, dark green sparkle that Rans is known for - beautiful in strong sunlight (which I didn't have for these pictures today).   I can find a small chip or two on each bike, the paint is not pristine.   But it is close.    


           Gentleman's set up (works for me at 6' tall.                                        Lady's set up.   This bike has the seat adjusted forward.

Both bikes have the Rans seatback bag, a seatstay kickstand, and an Incredibell on the handlebar as accessories.   As pictured - one bike you can see is set on the rear of the main tube, that seems about right for my 45" X-seam.   The 'lady's bike has the seat set much more forward.   Either bike can be adjusted to those extremes.   


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

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