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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 Mar.  27, there are 4 of my finished new bikes, one used Mach 2, and 8 used bikes from other makers in the Showroom.  
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NEW BIKES:






(Mach 3!!)


USED BIKES:
   

This last bike is in Bitburg, Germany - it is not IN the showroom!
I know, I know, there are 2 different yellow bikes in the showroom right now!   Let's call the used yellow Mach 2 the German bike, and the other one the Mach 3.



USED FROM OTHER MANUFACTURERS:




 



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Pending for the showroom...

There is one more black bike to assemble, a Mach 2.  A green Mach 2 awaits components.  And room.

There's about to be a 'class' bump in the showroom.   Three very nice bikes are finding their way here.   Look for a Metaphysic, a Bachetta Ti, and a Volae Tour here soon.   Not my usual neighborhood (economically speaking), but these bikes will need new homes!

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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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Blue Mach 2 - this new bike offered in the showroom at $600

This full sized Mach 2 has the extras - V-brakes, a diagonal brace.    Meant for riders up to about 6'-1" in height.    

STATISTICS:
Seat height      20.5"
Crank height   12.5"
Frame length    39"
Wheelbase       74"

A very nice bike, again, please ask if you want all the specific components.   This bike has 3x7 gearing, operated by twist grip shifters.   The rear is a 700C alloy wheel, the front my standard 20" alloy wheel, both wheels are quick release hubs. Brakes are the upgraded V-brakes.   The bike has a kickstand, and the chain is, as usual, one length sized for this bike and closed with a single quick link.

 

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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.     
Showroom price for this bike is $900.


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!

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

Features:
- 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.   

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The first of 2015 - a black Mach 2.    Finished Jan. 20.    For sale at $725.

A stretched out long bike for the taller rider.   As it sits right now this bike is set for someone about 6'-3, 6'-4" tall - about a 47" X-seam.   Built out with choice components.

Statistics:
Crank Height       - 13"
Seat Height          - 22"
Frame Length      - 40"
Wheelbase           - 73"

Features:
- 27" x 20" alloy wheels - both wheels built by RR by hand.   1 1/2" Kenda Kwest new tire on front.   1 1/8" high pressure road tire on rear.
- both hubs are quick release.
- 7 speed freewheel, 3 ring alloy crankset for 21 speed gearing.
- Tektro levers and V-brakes.
- New 3x7 twist grip shifters.
- Deore LX rear derailleur, Suntour front derailleur.
- The usual standard - new cables and housings, new seat, new single length chain.   Bike has a kickstand, RR jockey wheel idler.




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White Mach 2 - I thought this bike was gone, but here it is in the 'inventory'.   Last of the Winter White bikes - 

Offered at $700.


White Mach 2, I am going to switch that black front wheel for a closer matching silver alloy wheel.   This bike is suited for a broad range of people, max height appx. 5'-10 tall.   It will adjust infinitely for shorter folk, of course.    This bike has the 'extras' - V-brakes, a chain tube idler, etc.   A great touring machine!

Statistics:
Crank Height       - 14"
Seat Height          - 22"
Frame Length      - 37"
Wheelbase           - 66" - actually, that's pretty compact for one of my Mach 2's!

Features:
- 3x7 gearing, 7 speed freewheel rear, FSA (new) triple crankset front (52/42/30 teeth chainrings).
- Gripshift twist grip shifters.
- New V-brakes front and rear, new levers.
- TerraCycle guide tube keeper for return chain.
- New 1 1/2" Kenda Kwest 100 psi road tires front and rear.
- The usual features for my bikes - new seat, new cables and housings, kickstand.  

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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.  
Note - if this bike is still unsold by June, 2015, it will come back to the USA and this showroom.   Cheers! 
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The Bike E.   The silver one offered at $550.   


Bike E has a sentimental sweet spot in my heart.   It was the first recumbent I ever tried, back in about 2001 in the Spring.   There MIGHT be something to this recumbent thing, I thought.   The Bike E was and is the everyman bike.   Easy to use, easy to ride, easy to adjust for different riders - a great casual first time, go to the park, go to the store recumbent.   These one is a higher end version of the Bike E with some great features.   It was very well kept by Neil, the bike is very clean and ready to ride.   I have the original documentation and manual for the bike, and a pump comes with it for the air shock..




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.   









If you want to get 'bent, it just doesn't get any simpler than this!

The silver Bike E is something very special.   This bike is 'loaded'.   The silver bike features Bike E's best ever gear train - a 9 speed rear cassette, and then a three speed mid-drive to give you 27 gear combinations for a broad range of riding conditions.   This bike has very nice V-brakes front and rear, and the frame has mounts for disc brakes if you are so inclined (it does not have discs on it now).  The silver bike has an angled, top-loading stem, which means that it has improved handling compared to a standard Bike E.    And the silver bike is immaculate - Neil did a great job tending this bike, it is virtually unmarked and close to showroom new condition.   Good tires on it too.    Yes, it has an air shock in good condition, as well as the sweet seat, also unmarked in any way.   This bike has a Mirracle bar end bike mirror, and a kickstand.  
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Burley Canto - new in the showroom on Oct. 13, offered at $800


This may be the bargain of the October, 2014 lot.   This is a really nice, unique LWB recumbent bike.   The Canto has a separate, overhand handlebar linked with a bellcrank arm to the front fork.   This gives the rider a steering system that feels like his old upright bike, quick, responsive, and without the long tiller arm most riders of long recumbents are used to.   It is a unique handling system.   And it is coupled to a great, well built bike.   Burley is no longer making recumbents, but they are/were known for making quality bikes.   The Canto has 3x8 gearing, with some very nice components - Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur, Ultegra front derailleur, Shimano trigger shifters.   This bike has disk brakes as well, and stops on a dime if you need it to.   Wheels are 26" rear, 20" front.   The tires are Kenda Kwest 1 1/2" high pressure tires - I put a new on on the rear, the front one looks all but new.   Ah, the seat has one tear down on the left corner - I don't think this is a critical issue, but you should know it's there.   Unique woven seat back, very nice.  

Measurements - seat height - 24".   Crank height - 22".   Wheelbase - 62"

This bike has fenders front and rear, an air pump (I took it off the steering mast, it was in the way), a bottle cage, and a kickstand.  

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A simple 21 speed Bike E.     Fundamental recumbent transportation.    For sale at $375.


This Bike E is the simple version of the silver bike above.   Same geometry, same great aluminum beam design, but without all the sweet bells and whistles of the bike above.   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.   There is no suspension shock on this bike, but it 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 amidship.   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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Infinity - this remade gem offered for $525.


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.   
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Tour Easy - the tried and true long wheel base bike.   
 
                                            Offered for sale in the showroom at $750


The Tour Easy is the tried and true long wheel base touring bike, with over 40 years of loyal owners, and it is still being made in California.   You can't buy a finer LWB geometry that that of the Tour Easy.  The bike is easy to ride, comfortable for the long haul, and fast!  

Statistics:
Seat Height -     22"
Crank Height -  12.5"
Wheelbase -      66"  - This is Easy Racers' Medium sized frame, which they recommend for 39" to 42" x-seams.  
I have ridden this bike with my 45" x-seam, I am 6'-0" tall.   I suggest this bike is best suited for people under my height perhaps 5'-10" tall riders is a maximum starting point.   

This bike is built up from a bare frame received here at Recycled Recumbents.  The frame and fork are original Easy Racers' manufacture - all other components to this bike were sourced here.   The seat is RR's sling seat with a standard adapter bracket for the Tour Easy (I've made this adaptation many times for other riders).   The bike has a 3x8 drivetrain of new and used components assembled here.   Wheels on this bike are 700c and 20" (406c), the Tour Easy's standard wheels.  Ah, this handlebar is an authentic TE handlebar salvaged from another project.   The bike has V-brakes on the front, cantilever brakes for the rear wheel.   I've added a Terracycle Sport idler on the return chain.   Cables and housings are all new.  The bike has a new FSA crankset and bottom bracket.
  

Full disclosure!   This bike frame is a 'save'!   This frame came to me with damage - the head tube was cracked out at the bottom in the front.   You will see in the pictures where I have repaired that damage and fashioned a full tubing 'sleeve' over the repair.   I've just come in from a test ride on this bike - 30 miles with a 235 lb. rider (me) on some of the worst bumps my local bike path has to offer.   I don't recommend this bike (nor any bike) for jumping off retaining walls, but I am satisfied that the repair is sound and the bike worthy of your new home for it.   The frame is repainted with new powdercoat, I have not replace the Tour Easy decals on the frame.   


This image is from the bare steel repair on this Tour Easy frame.  The cracks were in the original head tube - reshaped, repaired, and reenforced with a full tubing sleeve over the repair.



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Rans Vivo - rugged dual 20" SWB bike, great trail rider - offered in the showroom at $675.  
 
The Rans Vivo is simlar in geometry to their Rocket.   Same seat, same rider position, same crankset.   This bike incorperates shock absorbers at the rear and on the front fork for a very smooth ride.   


This bike has 3x9 SRAM gearing and twist grip shifters, V-brakes front and rear.    Rans puts a large (62 tooth) chainring on the crankset to compensate for the smaller rear wheels.   The 20" tires are rugged Maxis Hookworms, 1 3/4" wide and rated for 110 psi.   Overall this bike is in very good shape.   You'll see a few chips and scratches in the bright yellow paint.  Mechanically the bike is sound.  The seat has no rips or tears.   

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Cycle Genius Raven --   THIS is a great bike.   For sale at $1,000.
Dual 700c wheels!
Truth.  If I didn't make the Mach 2 - that is, if it didn't exist - this bike, the CG Raven, would be my bike.    Don't let the scale of the frame fool you, it's an aluminum frame.   This bike is primo - sleek, fast, a true limo on the road.   The 700c rear wheel give you all the speed a stock 3x9 gear train has to offer.   The 700c front wheel softens the road and smooths it out.   Oh does this bike run.   Very hard for me to part with a Raven, they are so sweet.    I had this one on the road today (Mar. 16), I do love it.   Of all the dual LWB bikes on the market (well, CG is not in the market any more, sadly), the Raven has the best handling character of any I've experienced.   It beats the Stratus XP, and I confess I can't quite get the Mach 3 up to this standard.

This bike is a rare find.  CG owners tend to keep them once they've discovered what I know about how sweet this bike is.   But this one - well, as described by the seller, he put maybe 10 miles on it total - he found it wasn't right for his back troubles.   And Dan said he bought it from a man who bought it new for HIS wife.   Dan says the original owner put no more than 50 miles on it.   I may have completed this bike's first "century today, riding 46 miles or so.   I agree with Dan's report.   This bike is perfect.   There are no flaws in the frame or it's paint, the components look brand new.  I can still feel factory parafin on the chain.   You won't find a finer example of this wonderful bike anywhere.   




Features - aluminum frame, of course.   Alloy stem and handlebar.   SRAM X-7 components for a 3x9 gear system.   V-brakes front and rear.   700c high end wheels, great road tires, 28c I think and 100 psi rated.   Extras - the Raven has a mirror, a kickstand, a small bell on the handlebar, and that seat bag you see hanging on the rear.   It is pictured with my Bebop pedals, which are not included - I'll put standard cage pedals on it for you.  

Snatch this one up - my 'second' favorite bike!    



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Lightning P-38      THE premier short wheel base bike.    Sale pending with Dave.


The Lightning P-38 is the SWB bike I would keep if I preferred SWB bikes.   It is a light, strong, truss designed frame made for speed and climbing.   The P-38 is the best steel frame speed bike you can buy, far and away outstripping it's competition in performance and reputation.


This example is an older P-38, probably dating from around 1990.   It's components are not new - 3x7 gearing, caliper brakes, but all elements are in great working condition.   Right now the bike has twist grip shifters on it - if I keep this bike very long (it hasn't happened with a P-38 yet) I will upgrade these to bar end shifters.  Tires are relatively new and unworn.   This large sized frame (44" wheel base) is meant for riders 5'-8" to 6'-2" - it adjusts with a sliding boom.   This frame is clean and the paint is very good for a bike that is 20 years old.   The bike has clearly been well maintained.   It is shown without pedals on it, I will put simple cage pedals on it at your request.   That is a vision seat bag on the back of it, and you see a mounted handlebar mirror as well. 

Grab this one, it's the best of bikes!   
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Ryan Vanguard.      Predecessor to the Longbike Slipstream    For sale for $850
(There is a mystery person who contacted me, somehow, about this bike - I can't find your address anywhere, or I'd have touched base before now.  I hope you notice this ad first and understand.)



This is a sweet bike.   Long wheel base, of course, but with a very solid underseat steering system.   Ryan's Vanguard and Duplex bikes, no longer made, remain popular, with a loyal fan base visible on the 'net in their own user group and on Facebook.    The Vanguard is a well made steel frame bike, solidly welded and crafted with a good seat and one of the best USS mechanical systems I've seen.



I rode this bike today (March 21), it's a fine ride, and well tuned for your immediate pleasure.   Easy to handle, it's probably the most intuitive handling (meaning, easiest to learn) of all the USS bikes I've tried.    As pictured it is set up for my 45" X-seam, it will adjust for smaller riders but not much more for taller riders.   

Features - the USS steering, of course.   This bike has 26" by 20" wheels, Kenda Kwest 100 psi road tires (the rear tire is new, added here).   Gearing is 3x7 with good, older components is well maintained condition.   Brakes are cantilever front and rear and show little wear.   The bike has a kickstand and a rear rack, a bottle cage and a mount for a computer.   

I've altered the bike from original condition - improvements, I think.   The bike as received did not have the vertical grips on the handlebar.   I've added them, using long straight bar ends - I very much like the change.   The bike was completely re-cabled and adjusted to effect this change.   Second, the original seat configuration for this bike included a center support post for the front edge of the sling seat.   I have removed this post, preferring the sling seat without that 'probe' extending into one's nether region.   Riding the bike today (I couldn't ride it before), I think the change is a good move.   If you want the center post back, that can be arranged with parts from Longbikes (they took over the brand when Mr. Ryan retired).   

I understand in consulting with the Ryan enthusiasts that this bike is a mid-1990's model.   The frame and paint are in very good shape.   I've had my 'turn' with this wonderful bike, make it yours for 2015!

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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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