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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 July 2, there are 7 of my finished new bikes, and 7 used bikes from other makers in the Showroom.  

SPRING IS HERE>>>>!!    Get a bike!  It's not too late!





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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.

                        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.

Mach 2 Basic - as good as it gets, as simple as it gets.   For sale at $625.

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.   I have a blue mast if you prefer it.

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

New Orange Mach 2    -    An upgraded version of the bike, for sale at $750.

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.

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

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.   

YELLOW MACH 2!    Sometimes we make a clone of the boss's bike.   This is it.

This new (April 17) yellow Mach 2 is sized just like the bike I ride.   Call it the 'bling-less' version of the flagship Mach 2.   You can add your goodies later.   

For sale at $725.

By itself - 

This bike is sized and adjusted for me at that moment - 6' tall, 45" X-seam.   It uses a 700c Rear wheel, different from most of the bikes here in the showroom.    I've fitted it with the up-one-level components - V-brakes, it has the diagonal brace.   I can tell you this one is a sweet ride, I could take it out myself and be very comfortable just as is.

Crank Height         14.5"
Seat Height            21.5"
Frame length         38.5"
Wheelbase             70"

- 700c and 20" alloy wheels.   The front wheel is new, hand built at RR with a skewered hub.   Kenda Kwest high pressure, 1.5" tires.    
- 7 speed freewheel, Suntour derailleurs front and rear.
-  Alloy crankset - 52-42-30 rings.  
- Twistgrip shifters (3x7)
- New cables and housings, new seat.   Kickstand included.  My beautiful assistant is not included.

WHITE MACH 2!    New in early March, just off the assembly rack.     
                                                Priced at $800 as is, $700 with white/silver handlebar.

This bike is the dazzling high gloss white my powder coat guy can do - beautiful.   The bike is a shorter model - see the statistics below - designed for riders under 5'-8" tall.    I have a black seat on it now, it might look great with that gray seat that is on the disc brake bike above - your choice as long as there is a choice.   

Option - this bike is shown with the upgrade Rans chopper bar handlebar, the $800 price includes this option (and the mirror I put on it).   To save $100, we can set it up with the typical Mach 2 riser in white, with a chrome handlebar at the top. 

Crank Height           13.5"
Seat Height              22"
Frame Length          34.5"
Wheelbase               68"           

- as above, pictured with the upgrade option Rans chopper bar handlebar.   Available with standard white mast and chrome handlebar at reduced price.
- 26 x 20 alloy wheels, front is new, built by Recycled Recumbents with QR hub, rear is bolt on hub.   Tires are new 1.5" Kenda Kwest high pressure road tires.   
- Gearing is 3x7, rear freewheel, front alloy crankset has 48/38/28 chainrings.   Chain is new, single loop closed with quick link.  
- Grip shifters operating used Shimano derailleurs front and back.
- As always, new cables and housings, new seat, bike has kickstand.    

New Spring Red Mach 2, finished April 24.                        For sale at $725

This is an up to date Mach 2, new V-brakes, new tires, new shifters, has a diagonal brace.   A fine example of the brand.   Frame sized for 6'-0", 6'-2" person, can be adjusted for shorter souls.     

Seat Height      - 21.5"
Crank Height   - 13"
Frame Length   - 39.5"
Wheelbase        - 69.5"

- Fire engine red powdercoat paint
- 3x7 gear train, the rear is a cassette/freehub, the front is a FSA road triple crankset (52/42/30)
- Wheels are alloy with quick release, front is a new, hand built wheel from RR, 26" rear, 20" front, new Kenda Kwest 1.5" tires 
- Shimano derailleurs, new 3x7 twist grip shifters.
- I added a Blackburn rack.

As always, new cables, new housings, new single length chain (1 quick link).   New red seat, kickstand, Recycled Recumbent jocky wheel idler.

Option for $100 to add the modified Rans Handlebar - reference the white bike above.

Postal Blue MACH 2.    Just finished April 28.  Luxury equipped for $850
Postal blue in color - darker than the standard blue bike - an example of the standard blue color is elsewhere in the showroom.

This is a Mach 2 with all the good trim.   New V-brakes, sporting the modified Rans chopper bar, the TerraCycle Idler.   Complete.   Sized for riders 6', 6'+ a little, will stretch for x-seams of 46".    If this is your bike and $850 is too much, we can trade the Rans handlebar for the standard mast handlebar, trade the Sport idler for the standard jockey wheel idler, and shave $100 off the price.

Seat Height     21"
Crank Height  13"
Frame Length  39"
Wheelbase        69"

- 26x20 alloy wheels.   Front is RR built alloy with quick release hub, rear is bolt-on freewheel, wheel rebuilt at RR.   
- Tires are new Kenda Kwest 1.5", 100 psi.
- 3x7 gearing.   7 speed freewheel, new FSA crankset uses 52/42/30 tooth chainrings.
- New V-brakes, new 3x7 Microshift twist grip shifters.
- Upgraded with Rans Chopper Handlebar and Terracycle Sport idler - these can be optioned off to save money.
- As always, new cables and housings throughout.  New single loop chain sized with one quick link.   New seat (black is shown, blue is available),  Bike has a kickstand.

New Black Mach 2 finished May 24  -             A high end wheelset!     For sale at $825

This is the Mach 2, including the usual additions for V-brakes, a diagonal brace, etc.    I've added as well on this bike a sensational wheelset, and we've bumped the gearing up a notch to 3x8.

Seat Height     21.5"
Crank Height  13"
Frame Length  35"
Wheelbase        68"

I built this frame for Chuck but his priorities have altered a bit, so I've finished it this week with components near at hand.    With a 35" frame length, this is not a tall person's bike, X-seam range is limited to about 43" and shorter.   
More images soon - I need to free up some website space......
- Rear wheel is a Rhino Lite 26" rim - excellent heavy duty double wall alloy wheel, equipped on this bike with a 1.5" Schwalbe Marathon tire.   Tire isn't new, but doesn't show any appreciable wear.   New 8 speed cassette installed.
- Front wheel uses an Alix DA16 20" rim mounted to a Shimano Deore hub.  Also a very sturdy wheel.   I have a Marathon 1.35" tire on this wheel.
- Gearing is 3 speed crankset (Sugino) by 8 speed cassette.   
- Rear shifter is SRAM Centura twist grip, front shifter is not matched, but an easy handling no name off brand.
- V-brakes front and rear are new.
- This bike has a new Myrricle bar end mirror, and a new Greefield kickstand.
- And as usual, new cables, new housings, new seat.    

OPTIONS - The gray seat is swap-able for a black seat if you like - I put it on so you'd know which bike to ask for.    I like the gray seat look.
- Delete the mirror for $25 if you like.
- Add the Rans Chopper Bar for $100.
- Add the TerraCycle idler for $60.   

Thanks for looking at my bikes!


USED BIKES - Manufactured bikes - 





Burley Limbo - beautiful CLWB suspension bike, for sale at $675

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.   

BARCROFT DAKOTA.   Offering for sale this spring.  Priced at $1,250.   
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, bracket mounted because I didn't like the frame mount position..   Let's see.   Offer enhanced 94/1/17) with that rack, Tailrider bag, and rear fender.  Without pedals, buy you can have a set of standard cage pedals if you ask for it nice.    

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!    

RANS Wave - a great starter recumbent.   For sale, $350

The Wave is an excellent first recumbent.   Easy to ride, easy to adjust, easy all around - even on the pocket book.   This bike is the riding equivalent of the popular EZ-1, a superior ride compared to the Bike E, and an all around versitile machine.    

Compact long wheelbase, sweet low step over height.   Rans mast handlebar.   This bike has a standard road triple crankset (52/42/30).  Rans seat with mesh back.  Bike has a kickstand, 2 water bottle cages.

This bike is in  very good used shape.   It is an older model, using the aluminum channel/pinch clamp for the base seat mount.   3x7 SRAM components are in good shape, the V-brakes front and rear are in good shape.    I see a few minor wear points on the Rans seat back panel, nothing that will deteriorate farther.    Good Kenda all terrain tire on the 20" rear wheel, the front tire (16") is showing some age marks in the side wall.   If I get around to replacing that tire, I'll replace this comment.

Altogether a good place to start.    If you are uncertain about your recumbent future, this is the way to test the water.   And it might be all the bike  you'll ever need. 
Rans Stratus XP - classic dual 26" wheel long recumbent.    Offered for $775.

The Stratus XP, still made by Rans, is one of the best 'road limo's' in the recumbent world.   A classy stretched look, beautiful dual 26" wheels.   This bike likes to get up on the highway and GO!    It is a cruiser, easy to get up to speed, easy to maintain at speed, and comfortable to ride with the dual 26" wheels.    Hard to find a fault with this bike (it IS one of my favorites).   

This bike has been well used since it's 2004 (I think) purchase by one owner.   He reports 20,000 miles on it, he's replaced the drive train three times, he's kept up with brakes, maintainence, cleanliness, and so on.    Despite it's age and a few nicks here and there, it still shows as a beautiful Rans blue bike, with all the trimmings that make it so special.   

Let's see, 3x9 gearing, SRAM 9.0 rear derailleur, SRAM gripshifters.   Good double spring V-brakes, pads in great shape.   This bike uses the Rans Chopper bar.   It has an accessory air pump and a good handlebar bell.   Tires are Kenda Kwest 100 psi, 26 x 1.5"   

I just added a frame mount kickstand to this bike - bikes without kickstands don't make sense to me.  

There are three small tears in the rear seat mesh - two in the seat back, these are small and not unraveling.   A third blemish is at the top right corner of the seat back - clearly it was laid down on that side at least once.

Great bike, well treated and loved, thoroughly tested and ready to ride.   Take your time snapping this one up, that will give me a chance to play with it a wee bit.   

Rans Nimbus.     A rescue bike, refurbished here at RR.    Sale pending with John.

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.  

Burley Hepcat  - a bit racier than the Limbo above    For sale at $650.

This is a sweet little short wheelbase recumbent.   The Hepcat was one of Burley's sportier models, meant to go fast and light.    It features a fairly low seating position, laid back for aerodynamics.   Direct steering for agile responsiveness.   This is the speed bike where the Limbo (above listed) is more of the comfort, touring bike.    

This bike is spotless, It either never was used much, or it was professionally cleaned before I got it.    A dealer I know got it from a bike shop that had closed.   I do not have a personal history on this bike.   Components and tires show no wear.

- Standard frame size, good for X-seams up to about 42".
- 3x8 gearing, components are Shimano Ultegra, front derailleur is Shimano 105.   Twist grip shifters.
- SPD/platform pedals
- 3 bottle cages.   Rear plastic fender, front carbon fibre fender.  Bar end mirror mounted.   
- Seat is intact, shows little wear.   A little vinyl is worn at the seat base seam, not even a cosmetic problem.   

Definitely a sweet, clean ride.   Not for large people, but if the size is right, grab it!
Good Ol' Bike E!       Came in trade in April       For sale at $350

Bike E is a perennial favorite of mine - some years back my first experience as a recumbent rider was on a Bike E.    'Hey,' I thought, 'There IS something to this recumbent thing!"   

The Bike is a sound beginner's bike, and a great casual recumbent.  Easy to ride, easy to adjust for different sized riders.    Try this one if you aren't yet sure about making the really BIG investment.   It's a good bike, and a good way to test the idea.   It may be all you'll ever need.

This bike came to me in trade.   It has good tires on it - I know because I sold them to the owner a month ago (he now rides one of my bikes).   This is a Bike E CT - almost as basic as it gets.   21 speeds, the left shifter operates a a three speed hub in the rear wheel, there is a 7 speed cassette on this hub operated by a right hand shifter.   SRAM components, everything is in good shape and tuned correctly.    V-Brakes front and rear.   This bike has a 'sweet seat' - the tall back seat rather than the low back seat on s standard Bike E.    The seat covers are replacements - not the original Bike E gear but replacements for the rear mesh and the seat pad cover from - I am not sure which manufacturer.   Covers are in great shape.    This is a hard-tail Bike E - no suspension to maintain.    The paint is in good, not perfect condition, you can find some scrapes and nicks in the paint, nothing traumatic or unsightly.  
Good ride-to-the-park basic recumbent transportation.   I'll keep it around for visitors - until you offer a good home for it.     

RANS VELOCITY SQUARED  (or "V2" for short)                                On sale at $775

This is a long bike - the extra large version of Rans' V2 frame.   As pictured it is adjusted for me, I am 6' tall, 45" X-seam, and you can see the seat is pretty far forward on it's adjustment range.   The V2 is a stretched out 26x20 touring bike, the bottom bracket is a little higher than most LWB bikes.    It features the very popular Rans standard seat.    

This bike is in very good used shape.   3x9 SRAM  components in the drive train are in very good shape.   Shimano V-brakes are well adjusted and there is a lot of wear left on these pads.    Shimano 105 triple crankset.   The frame is that very dark, non-sparkle green that Rans used for years on this model.   There are a few age and abraison marks on the frame, no scratches or dents.   I've added the Rans Seat bag to it, the skirt hides one small hole in the seat fabric.       I've also added a frame mount kickstand - bikes just don't make sense to me without a kickstand.    Tires are Primo Comet 1.5" high pressure road slicks.  

This bike is I think an early 2000's model - this seat has the cam-loc seat clamp underneath.

One of the really good touring bikes - my friend Don has been in love with his for many years.   Come see if this one suits you.   


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