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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 Aug. 30, there are one of my finished new bikes, two used Mach 2, and 7 used bikes from other makers in the Showroom.  

NEW BIKES:


USED BIKES:
   

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






Corky's bike in Missouri.




USED FROM OTHER MANUFACTURERS:

  
     
   




(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.
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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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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.

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



Features:
- 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.   





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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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Mach 2 - Corky's bike.    Offered IN Missouri (not here in the showroom) for $500



I built this bike for Corky in 2012 (I think).    He reports liking it, but says he prefers his funny looking three wheeled bike instead.   So this has been pretty well treated, and virtually unridden.   It needs a good home.   Great looking bike, with that burnt orange powdercoat.   




Corky's text:

Like new orange Mach 2 for sale.  Ridden less than 100 miles and garage stored. 
Extras include Cateye headlight, two water bottle racks, front fender and a rear rack.

Selling because I never changed from riding my recumbent trike.

Bike is in SW Missouri and I'm asking $500. If interested email corkyray5@gmail.com

*********Please contact Corky directly per the email above.   I am only acting as his 'bulliten board' to promote the sale.   Thanks, ADC**********


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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.   

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HP Velotechnik Spirit - the entry level bike from a great German maker.   

Sale pending with Gary.






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!    

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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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Rans Stratus XP - new to the showroom in August.    Offered for sale at $850.    
Rans' premier long wheel base, dual 26" bike.    If I could keep two bikes, this might be my second one (after my personal Mach 2, of course).  The Stratus XP has all the fine character of the Rans line, great workmanship, great design, good components, and a very smooth ride.   I like this bike better than a few of the other dual 26" long bikes, largely because I prefer the lower bottom bracket.   It's a comfortable, efficient touring ride.  The larger 26" front wheel smooths out the ride, it feels like a limo on the highway.   Accelerates easy, holds speed better than almost any other bike I've experienced.    

This is a standard frame bike, probably 2005-6 manufacture.   The Rans seat uses the current standard V-clamp assembly.   It is clear that this bike has been well used and well loved.  The frame is in good condition but not pristine.   The SRAM X-9 shifters and gears are in good, used shape.   I re-cabled the brakes, all is in fine mechanical condition.   


I also replaced the ageing seat cover on this bike.  Looks new because it is new!    V-brakes front and rear.  The front wheel has a disc ready hub on it, the bike frame has disc tabs, so you could convert it if you wanted to.   3x9 gearing, good Truvative crankset with standard cage pedals on it.   


Truly one of the smoothest LWB rides you can find.   Claim this one soon, it won't last long in the showroom.


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Infinity - this remade gem sale pending with Carl.


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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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.   
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Rans Stratus - yet a third Rans bike in the showroom.    The original Stratus, offered for sale at $800.




The original Stratus, shown here in it's normal 26" rear, 20" front wheel set up.  A competitor to the Tour Easy, to the current Bachetta long bikes, this design is tested and true.   I claim that this bike, the Tour Easy, and my Mach 2 are extremely similar in ride and character.   Easy posture, ergonomically efficient, great touring bikes, all three.






This bike is a 2002 model, per the original owner.   Mark says he never put much mileage on it, and I believe him.   Brakes are fine, SRAM 9.0 gearing (3x9) is in clean shape, unworn.   As sold by the retail dealer in 2002, this bike was altered to use a 20" rear wheel.   When I got it, it looked like this - 
Here are both rear wheels in the same picture - I've rebuilt the back end (changed the brake, changed the wheel and tire) to the original 26" wheel configuration.


You may see that using the smaller wheel would be a choice for a shorter rider, perhaps (though the seat height is comfortably low even with the 26" wheel).   The smaller rear wheel and the brake that goes with it are part of this sale if you want them - I can change the bike back to 20x20 if you prefer it.





Both brakes are now V-brakes.   I've also replaced a frayed seat back mesh with a new mesh.   A few more detail shots - 

Let's see.   Front crankset and derailleur are Shimano 105's.   Rear derailler and shifters are SRAM 9.0.   Brakes are Tecktro.   Idlers are in great shape, this is a very sharp bike in either configuration.    
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Sun EZ-1 SX   - the best beginner's bike.    For sale for $450.

Sun's EZ-1, the original design on which Gardner Martin collaborated, is an unsung wonder in the recumbent world.   When I see the Sun sales rep's at conventions, I always ask them to bring it back in production.   This bike is a great bike - rider friendly, easy to just take off and go with.  Low seat height, for younger and shorter riders.  Yet it is adjustable enough for even very tall riders to find a comfortable riding position.  I've enjoyed the EZ-1 every time I've had one here.   If I had the bike rental concession at the beach, these would be my mainstay bikes for rental.   Consider this bike a good introduction to recumbents.  So good that only we fanatics ever think we can do better with the fancier, more expensive machines.

The EZ-1 uses a 20" rear wheel with an 8 speed cassette - shifting is SRAM 3.0.   The triple front crank is unlabeled.   The front wheel is a 16" alloy wheel.    It has V-brakes front and back - this bike has a kickstand, and a rear rack added on (the rack would have to move if you are a very tall rider).    
This bike is in very clean condition.   It was well kept, garaged - the original owner says he bought it in 2008.   Brakes are not worn, chain is clean, gearing is clean too.   I see one small hole in the Lycra seat cover - pictured here - 
Sun and Rans make new covers for this seat for about $30.  Else, this bike is unmarked.

I highly recommend the EZ-1 as a first bent for anyone - try it, you'll love it!  The EZ-1 will either be your last bike, or it will start your quest for eventual recumbent perfection!   
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Tour Easy - rebuilt from a damaged bike.   Showroom priced at $750.


Yes, the picture is/was taken in January - this was a Winter project.   Time to find it a new home.  

The Tour Easy - well, I almost feel that it needs no introduction.   This is the Grandaddy touring recumbent, invented by Gardner Martin in the early 70's, loved by millions, used for comfortable touring all over the world.    

The story.   I got this bike as a damaged frame.   I'll show you - 

This was the original color for this frame, and this is the cracked head tube as I received it.   Ugly looking!   

We've rebuilt it.   The frame was not taken apart.  Instead, I've restored this head tube - moving the cracked portions back into alignment.   These were brazed in place.   Then an extra hacket, or lug, was built around the repair and brazed over that.     This is that repair, prior to repainting the frame.

One reason for the delay in offering this bike for sale - we wanted to test that repair.   I've put 100 miles on this (now) orange TE, and it's been with my friend Chuck for the last two months - he is reluctant to part with it.   This bike rides flawlesly - I am proud to offer it.

All other parts beyond the basic frame on this bike were assembled here at RR.   That is a new Recycled Recumbent sling seat on this bike.   The handlebar is the altered Rans Chopper Bar I use on my bikes.  It has a Terracycle idler for the new chain.   Gearing on this bike is 3x8 for 24 gears.  V-brakes front and rear.   The fork is a 'spare' Tour Easy fork I had in stock here.  I have not restored the Tour Easy decals on the bike.   The burnt orange powdercoat of course is a new paint job.  

Altogether a successful fix for what Recycled Recumbents likes to do - breathe new life into a great bike.     A unique treasure.

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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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