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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 Aug. 1, there are one of my finished new bikes, one used Mach 2, and 6 used bikes from other makers in the Showroom.  



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



(Scroll down for detailed descriptions and pictures)

Parts and misc. stuff.   Seats, widgets, tires.    A bit of a garage sale is one click away - see if there is anything here you need on the misnamed  -' High Racer 'page now.

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!

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.     
Sold to Bob on June 26.

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!

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

- 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.   

Red Mach 2, just finished May 10!   Showroom price at $725

A bit of a rainy day here in no way diminished the deep luster of this fire engine red powdercoat.   I can't say I've seen a prettier color, nor better work than this from my powder coat painter.   Very pretty bike.   Sized for riders 5'-11" and under.  V brakes and MTB gearing.

Seat height     - 22"
Crank height  - 14.5"
Frame length  - 39"
Wheelbase      - 73.5"

- alloy wheels 26 and 20".   The front wheel is new, the rear wheel is rebuilt here.   New Kenda Kwest 100 PSI tires,  Both wheels are quick release.
- New 7 speed cassette.   Shimano Deore outswing rear derailleur.  Sun Tour front derailleur.
- Shimano Altius MTB alloy crankset - smaller chain rings with a 44 tooth large ring.   
- 3x7 Gripshift shifters.  
- Tektro V-brakes front and rear.
- Alloy moustache handlebar.   
- As always, new cables, housings.  New seat.   The bike has a kickstand.   


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 $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.  


LINEAR Sonic   - aluminum beam USS bike - offered for $400

Linear is more well known for their long wheel base version of this bike.   This is the same design, really, in a short wheel base model.   Aluminum box beam frame, folding rear stays of aluminum plate, linked underseat steering.   The seat pops off and the rear wheel will fold under the main frame for very compact storage - this bike will fit in the trunk of your Mini.   

This bike is well used, but serviceable.   The 3x7 gearing works well, it's caliper brakes are lightly worn and functioning well.   The seat is unblemished, no rips or tears, and little sun fading.    26" and 20" tires on the bike seem relatively new.   Alloy wheels are true and in good shape.

The bike has twist grip shifters on a flat grip USS handlebar.  The prior owner put some very nice bar end grips on it for comfort.   
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.   This bike has convertible pedals on it - one side is platform and the other allows connection of SPD clips.

It's a bit of history in the recumbent world, and a very nice USS SWB bike in the bargain, priced to find a new home quickly.   

Barcroft Dakota   - one of the supreme touring SWB recumbents, a rare find for $1,400

Barcroft is a company I (and many others) wish were still making bikes.   This Dakota, and Barcroft's similar, slightly lower slug Virginia model are among the most coveted and best made short wheelbase recumbent bikes on the planet.   They don't come up for sale often - their owners stick WITH them!    The Dakota is Barcroft's touring bike - designed to carry a self sufficient load along in sleek comfort.    The frame is firm, the ergonomic position is among the most efficent I've found, the seat is the reknowned and comfortable Rans seat, this one even has the (I think) better comfort of the low profile seat base pad.    The Dakota climbs well, hold a line at any speed, and she flies!   

Note - I removed the right hand (non-traffic side) mirror for a better look.

This bike is a deep black color, there is some pearlescence under the surface that is beautiful, yet impossible to capture with a picture.   This bike is very well maintained, all components are in great shape, lightly used.The 26" and 20" wheels are on Velicuty rims, there are good Durano tires mounted.   Gearing is 3x9 - the crankset features Rotor eliptical chain rings.   Avid disk brakes are on both wheels.   The handlebar mast is set on a Glideflex stem (it pivots away for mounting, dismounting the bike), the handlebar is not stock - this is a Rans SWB deep-angle handlebar.   The seat is the Rans standard, as mentioned, with the thinner seat pad.   The bike sports a decent rear rack, there is a kickstand mounted.   Other than the fact that Bill Cooke retired and stopped making this bike about 6 years ago, you wouldn't know it is that old.   Modern bike, a great one, ready to ride.

HP Velotechnik Spirit - the entry level bike from a great German maker.   Offered for $775.

The Spirit is a very friendly, very well made bike.   HP Velotechnik is reknowned for their high end two and three wheeled recumbent bikes, this is their easy ride, easy cost model (retailing currently at $2,050).   The style is stretched out for a short wheel base bike, yet it is not quite in the long wheel base catagory either.   It is designed with a fairly upright seating position, very easily adjustable for different riders.   

Features - the bike has 3x8 gearing - it uses an 8 speed cassette at the rear wheel, and there is a 3 speed internal hub on the rear wheel as well (operated like a 3 speed crank with your left hand).   The bike has a compression shock and spring at the rear wheel and armature, and a very sophisticated in-the-headset shock pad in the front fork as well.  Don't worry, the owner's manual comes with this bike.  Front and rear brakes are excellent mechanical disc brake systems.

This bike is immaculately clean, extremely well kept and maintained by the prior owners.   Note in the detail on the seat that there are two small tears in the vinyl of the seat base cover -these are the only flaws I can find on the bike.   A simple vinyl repair kit give a temporary repair, a lycra cover can be used to hide the tears - apply either or both once you know you love this bike.  this model has a kickstand, it has a rear rack for hauling your stuff.

A great well made, simple bike to ride and love.   And it goes anywhere - pavement, dirt roads, back lots, anywhere!    

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.  

Bike E - a second one.  Same great bike, a little fancier at $425.

Very similar to the bike above, same drive train, same brakes.  This one is painted bright red, the other one is anodized a darker shade (or maybe it's more translucent).  This bike is in very good shape, it shifts well, brakes well.  Fancy detail on the front chain guard.   This bike has a kickstand, and features the Bike E seat pack behind their best 'sweet' seat.   The other bike above has a 'normal' short backed seat.  I've a little detailing to do, but this bike is a great bike for a first test of the recumbent idea.   It is a great toodle around the park, errand runner, all round easy, friendly bike to ride.   

Infinity - this remade gem offered for $500.

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.   
RANS V2 Formula 26     Returned to the showroom, offered for $950

The Formula 26 LWB bike from Rans is a light, well made, formidable touring machine.   Dual 26" wheel format for road cruising in fine style.  Fairing for improved aerodynamics.   The high comfort Rans standard seat.    What's not to like?    This bike is for the dedicated touring cyclist, one of many great offerings that are geared for anyhting that may come, and doing it for long distances with maximum efficiency.   In this picture the bike is set for my 45" (6' tall) x-seam - there is lots of room for larger rider.

This bike is in very good shape.   Brakes and gear train are not worn, the bike is very clean.   Features disc brakes, SRAM 9.0 gearing for 3x9 gears.   Marathon Racer tires.   The seat is the standard RANS seat, it shows little to no wear.   

Great bike, great price.   

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