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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 Jan. 10, there are 3 of my finished new bikes, 2 used Mach 2's, and 7 used bikes from other makers in the Showroom.  


(The new yellowbike above is the first finished bike from the 'batch' started in August.   There are 4 more coming - when I have room for them!)


This bike is in Bitburg, Germany -                                   This bike was a review bike at Bentrider a few years ago.
it is not IN the showroom!                                                Bryan thought a lot of it - there have been a few changes, see below!



Also have  Rans Nimbus in hand.   When I can get it out for pictures, you will see it here!

Coming soon - two VERY premium bikes.   Rans Stratus XP Ti (Titanium frame), and a custom Lightfoot Ranger built for a heavy rider.

(Scroll down for detailed descriptions and pictures)

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.

Black Mach 2, for sale at $700

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.   

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

- 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.    


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!

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

-  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!

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. 

Thanks for looking at my bikes!


USED BIKES - Manufactured bikes - 





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.  
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.

Bike E.     Fundamental recumbent transportation.    For sale at $325.

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.  

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!


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.   

BARCROFT DAKOTA.   Withdrawn - this bike has persuaded me that she has a permanent place in my toy shoppe.   At least for now.   
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, 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.   


Rotator Pursuit   - a rare find of a great bike.   Sold to Dan.   Thanks, Dan!

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.    

 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!   
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.'

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.  

Rans Stratus  - the premiere touring bike from Rans.    
                                                                           Two identical bikes, each for sale at $750
One of this pair is sold and delivered.   The other remains here on offer.   

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.   


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