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THE SHOWROOM!!

This page shows existing new bikes (those not currently on commission, if any), and whatever used manufacturer's bikes I've collected lately.
On May 8, there are 3 of my finished new bikes, 1 used Mach 2, and 3 used bikes from other makers in the Showroom.  

NEW BIKES:
   

USED BIKES:
   

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





USED FROM OTHER MANUFACTURERS:
             



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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!
 

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 FINISHED BIKES FOR SALE.    
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Red Mach 2, bought 4/34 by Jim, thanks, Jim!

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Red Mach 2 - completed Sept. 29.    A great, new, high end edition of the standard bike.

Sale pending with Steve.

























I built this frame for a friend of mine, but Chuck wasn't able to receive it, to his regret.    The frame has all the options - it is made using the lighter cromalloy tubing for the bottom rails and diagonals (this gives a lighter, stiffer frame), it has the brake studs for V-brakes, and I've added extras like the TerraCycle idler, the Rans modified Chopper Bar, and a Myrracle Bar End mirror.    Ready to ride for the 6' tall and under rider.



Specifications:
Seat Height       21"
Crank height     13.5"
Frame length     37.5"
Wheelbase         69"

Features - 
3x7 gearing - new 7 speed shimano cassette, Alevio rear deraulleir, new Suntour triple front derailleur, 3 ring crank with 48-38-28 rings.
26" rear alloy wheel with Quick release hub, new 1 1./2" road tire.   20" new hand built alloy front wheel, QR hub, new Kenda Kwest 1 1/2" road tire.
Twist grip shifters, 
V-brakes front and rear.
As noted, mirror, TerraCycle idler, Rans modified Chopper handlebar.    
As always, new cables, new once piece chain sized for this bike, kickstand, new seat.


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YELLOW MACH 2 - my favorite color!       

                                            Showroom price - $725




This bike was shown at the Recumbent Cycle Con in Cincinnati in September and drew lots of compliments from public and professionals.   With a 37.5" frame, the max approximate size for a rider on this bike is 5'-11".    This bike has upgrades from the 'standard' edition of the Mach 2 - it has a diagonal brace, and is equipped with V-brakes.   

Statistics:
Seat Height        21"
Crank Height    12.5"
Frame Length    37.5"
Wheelbase     67"

Features:
- Alloy wheels, 26x20.   Front is a new wheel hand built here, rear wheel was rebuilt from donor bike stock.  
- Tioga City Slicker rear tire, Kenda Kwest front tire. 
- 7 speed freewheel, new 3 ring FSA alloy crankset - 21 speeds total.   New chain sized one length for this bike.
- Shimano Acera rear derailleur, Suntour triple front derailleur.  Gripshift 3x7 twist shifters.
- New cables and housings, new seat, bike has a kickstand, RR standard idler.  


 

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Black Mach 2, for sale at $725




I tend to make the Mach 2 like this - with the added diagonal brace, and with V-brakes, more than any other assembly of the bike.   This one is sized for riders roughly at 5'-10" tall and under, with a 35" top tube on the frame.   It can adjust for shorter riders.   


Statistics:
Seat Height       22.5"
Crank Height    14.5"
Frame Length    35"
Wheelbase         68"

Features:
- 26x20 alloy wheels, both with quick release axles.
- both wheels hand built (the rear is rebuilt) by RR.
- 1 1/2" Kenda Kwest high pressure rear tire, Schwalbe Kojak front tire.
- 7 speed cassette, 3 ring crank for 21 speed gearing.
- Alloy crankset with 48-38-28 Biopace chainrings (rotated for riding recumbent).
- SRAM MAX 3x7 twist grip shifters.
- V-brakes front and rear.
- Shimano SIS rear derailleur, XFM front derailleur.
- as always, new single length fitted chain, new cables and housings, kickstand, new fantastic sling seat.    



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"Postal Blue" Mach 2 -    Showroom price - $650.


The addition of a diagonal brace takes this bike one step above the 'base' model for the Mach 2.   This is as simple a version of this bike as you are likely to see in the showroom.   Modest in components, easy to ride, this is a great starter bike - your 'lowest risk' entre' into the world of recumbents.   Short of building your own (I know you can do it!), this is where to start.   This blue bike is sized for riders just shading under 6'-0" tall - it can fit to much shorter riders as well.    Interesting and unusual color - my painter calls this color 'postal' blue - it is near the logo color used by the USPS.  The seat is a standard bright blue by contrast.

Statistics:
Seat Height      21.5"
Crank Height   13.5"
Frame Length   37"
Wheelbase        69"

Features:
- 26x20 alloy wheels with quick release axles.   Both wheels laced and trued by hand here at RR.
- Tires are 1 1/2" Kenda Kwest high pressure tires, both are new.
- gearing is by 7 speed freewheel on rear, 3 speed crankset up front for 21 speeds.
- Alloy crankset has steel 48-38-28 tooth chainrings.
- Shimano derailleurs - SIS rear, 100GS front.
- 3x7 Gripshift twist shifters.
- Center pull caliper brakes front and rear.
- single length sized new chain, new cables and housings, kickstand, jockey wheel idler.  

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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 $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.  
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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.  













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Tour Easy - THE great touring bike.   For Sale here at $750 as is.  

 Upgrades possible.



The Tour Easy by Easy Racers is the classic long wheel base bike.   A great design, easy handling, fast, steel frame bike that has stood the test of time and loyal owners for years and years.   


This is a medium frame Tour Easy, meant for riders (at a guess) under about 5'-8".   The manufacturer says this is for people who's X-seams are 39" to 42".   







This bike is not new, it is in good and serviceable shape.   The black paint on the frame shows some wear spots, but is overall in great shape.   Mechanically the bike is in great shape, cantilever brakes are good, with almost new pads.   3x7 gear train is in great shape, just serviced here.   Shimano components, including a good Deore rear derailleur.   

This bike has the standard Tour Easy idler, one bottle cage, it has a kickstand, a handlebar mirror, and (though it isn't in the picture) a modest rear rack.    This bike has the Cobra seat - it's lycra cover shows a little wear at the bottom edge.   There is a tailored vinyl weather cover for the seat.  

As serviced for the price above.

Consider these upgrades.   The Cobra seat is a racers' seat - very efficient for pedaling, but never the most comfortable seat on the road.   Upgrade to a Recycled Recumbents sling seat (best for touring) for $100.    Also consider changing the idler for the Terracycle Sport idler, $67.    
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Lightfoot Ranger!    This is a rare and highly prized bike.   Sale Pending with Ken.


Lightning made the king of dual 26" wheel, ready to ride, ready for rough terrain recumbents.    The Ranger is a great cruiser, and also a great rough path bike.   It can handle the road tour, and it can handle the rough trail down the mountain.   A great all round bike, very well crafted by a company that just stopped making bikes in 2015/   The loss of this model on the new bike market is mourned by recumbent lovers.   To an extent, this was the model I used when I worked out my design for the Mach 3 bike in these pages elsewhere.   For me it's been great to finally get my hands on one of these rare birds and see how it performs.   My review of my ride on it is posted here - ADC rides a Ranger 



This bike is a 2009 model of the Ranger, in great shape.  This is the standard size frame, currently set for my 45" X-seam (I am 6' tall).   3x8 drivetrain is in great, mildly used shape, disc brakes are in great shape (Avid BB7's).   I believe the wheels have been replaced from the original spec, both of these are Sun Rhino Lites, the hubs are good Shimano hubs.   

Frame and component parts are in great shape, showing little wear.   There is a little chain slap rub at the rear triangle on the right side, that's the only paint damage I see.   Seat is in great shape.   Save for a little mud splatter from my test rides, this bike is in very clean, well tuned shape.

The Lightfoot Ranger is one of the two best long bike, dual 26" wheel formats.   It's a better bike than the Stratus XP (sorry, Rans), it's seating geometry is more erect and comfortable than some of the longer, race formatted long bikes.   

Extras - this bike has a rack, a kickstand, and a handlebar mirror.

This is your tour bike, your mountain bike, your go-anywhere all terrain vehicle.   Well appointed, great bike.   And a rare commodity on the recumbent market.   Grab it before it's gone, and you will be the envy of the rally!   



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BARCROFT DAKOTA.   Reluctantly offered in the showroom at $1,600

I say 'reluctantly' offered, because htis 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 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, rear fender (I have another that will work without the rack), 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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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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