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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 July 27, there are 3 of my finished new bikes, 1 used Mach 2, and 5 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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YELLOW MACH 2 - my favorite color!       Sold to Scott on 7/27.  Thanks!



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 -    sale pending with CK.


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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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 $695.


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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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 $700 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. 
 
I've put a sling seat on it for now - your option to select.  It looks like this today - 

 




  
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TOUR EASY - I found another one!    This Red Tour Easy is in great shape, well maintained.   Offered for $775.








(Twilight shot, July 20)













Medium Long size (there are 5 different frame sizes for Tour Easy's), this bike is meant for x-seams from 40.5" to 43.5" officially.   It can fit a 45" X-seam (like me).   I'd say this bike is for people 5-'10" down to about 5'-7".     The seller tells me this is a 199 model - it is much better kept than that.   Gear train is immaculate and well cared for, brakes are clean and the pads have 95% life in them.   A very clean bike.    All the classic looks and feel of the bike above, and this one has a few extras!   Comes with the fairing and mounts, has fenders front and rear, kickstand, a handlebar mirror, a rack, and seat back bag.  
 
Gearing is 3x9, shifted by Deore derailleurs and trigger shifters.   Brakes are linear pull Avid - very nice.    This bike has Easy Racers' Koolback seat on it, the lycra on the cusion is in great shape.   There is one small burr/hole in the seat back mesh, not big enough to mend.   Red bike frame doesn't really show it's age - very clean, just a few knicks along the bottom rail.    









The fairing shows a few light scratches, it is not pristine.   But it too is in great, clean shape - no cracks.   





An outstanding specimen of THE great touring bike.    Come and try it!   






















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BARCROFT DAKOTA.   June 20 - I am going to hold this out of the showroom for a while.   I am having too much fun riding it.   And finessing things.....

There is a second Dakota here, a blue one - on down the page a little bit.

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 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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Rotator Pursuit   - a rare find of a great bike.   Showroom priced at $675


Steve Delaire's bikes are not made any more, and the design is highly praised and coveted.    This is an early model of the bike, it doesn't have the mid-drive that would give later models a 40 plus speed drive train.    This Pursuit is a regular sized frame - as you see it here, it is set for a maximum X-seam of maybe 44" - just a little short for me to get a good test ride with it.   Gearing is currently 2 by 8 with Gripshifters.   The crankset has room for a granny gear, but the one that was on it was too small.   To compensate gear ratios for the smaller (451c) rear wheel, this crank set is over sized.   The current two chain rings are 60 tooth and 46 tooth.   Shifting is quite smooth.   Brakes are cantilever front and rear. 

Both wheels are 20" (451c), with Kenda Kwest 100 psi tires that are close to new.

UPDATE on June 15 - I've added a granny gear back on the crankset to achieve 3x8 gearing.    This crank had a 28 tooth granny gear, but the shift was difficult to the middle ring - to many teeth to jump.   I've added a 32 tooth granny to this set - largest I could find.   The shift I've adjusted for is manageable.   But it's better to HAVE the three chainrings that not.    So, now boasting 3x8 gearing!





Seating on this bike is quite low - almost as low as the tadpole trikes.   It takes a little getting used to on a 2 wheeled bike.    This bike had a home built fairing on it, but I don't think it really needs it - you are welcome to if if you want it.    In the pictures the seat is adjusted about as far back as it can go - just a little short for my 45" X-seam.   Plenty of room forward for shorter riders - and a shorter rider will like this bike given that he/she can easily put a foot on the ground.   The seat is in fine shape, it is the lower style Rotator seat, without the shock cord lashing of the seat base.    

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 The blue Dakota.   New to the showroom in June, a second Barcroft Dakota, this one sale pending with Lou.
This bike is a factory assembly, I am not quite sure of it’s age.    It shares much of the same character as the red Dakota above, but this one is not a Recycled Recumbents assembly.  The fork is original, the handlebar, and of course, the seat on this one is the more traditional RANS seat that Barcroft used on it’s bikes.   Note that the seat cover on this base is unusual - a synthetic terry of some sort for comfort.




This bike has 3x9 gearing, V-brakes, an adjustable mast and handlebars.   The handlebar on this bike is shorter and not as swept around for the hand position as is the bar on the red bike.    I’ve set this Dakota up with twist grip shifters, it came with very nice trigger shifters, we can put that back if you prefer it.   This one isn’t quite as fancy nor as custom as the red Dakota.   It is a sweet bike, a rare find.   Dakota’s don’t come up for sale often, and there are two treasures here now.   Pick the one you like best! 

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 Cycle Genius CG 24S       Offered for $350

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!   
  

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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