Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sun EZ-Sport AX/Limited - $499

For a long time this was the most popular "first" recumbent for many riders, until the trike craze hit.  Still an excellent entry into the recumbent world, the EZ Sport is comfortable and fun to ride.  This one is the "upscale" AX/Limited model, with aluminum frame and higher end components than the standard version.  And at a price of $499, a true bargain.  Come on in and give it a try.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Kidz Tandem - $999

A great family bike, the Kidz Tandem puts your youngster in front of the adult, who steers, shifts, and brakes from behind.  That way you can keep an eye on the younger rider while riding, and it's easier to communicate with them.  This is an older one, but very well cared for, and decked out with an array of bells, horns, streamers and a child seat.  New these are selling for $2100, so here's a good one for less than half that.

Rans Fusion crank forward with upgrades - $1099

Here's another of the  popular Rans "crank forward" bikes, this time a Fusion with step through frame and lots of upgrades.  The previous owner added really nice MAVIC wheels with disc brakes, lovely wooden fenders, rear rack, along with leather grips, mirror, computer, and pump.  The crank forward design is a cross between a recumbent and a conventional upright bike.  You get a comfortable seating position that takes weight off your arms, shoulders, etc.  In addition, you can have both proper leg extension while pedaling AND can put your feet down on the ground when you stop. New today this bike would be around $3000, so here's a cchance to get a really nice bike for a great price.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Tern Verge X18 - $1099

An unusual folding bike, the Tern Verge X18 features high performance wheels and tires and dropped, road-style handlebars.  A very sporty ride that folds up in a tiny package.  With Shimano integrated brake/shift levers and derailleurs, it's like having a road bike you can take just about anywhere!  Originally priced at $2300, Tern has them on special new for $1800 right now, so at $1099 and very low miles, this is a great deal.

More info here from Tern: Verge X18

Friday, May 10, 2019

TerraTrike Rover I8 - $999

A great entry level "tadpole" style recumbent trike, the Rover has been many riders introduction to the recumbent trike world.  With a reliable, simple drivetrain built around the Shimano Nexus 8 speed internally geared hub, this trike is easy for the new rider to get accustomed to.  In addition the seating position is high enough for easy mounting and dismounting, and the disc brakes provide reliable, solid braking.  The price of a new Rover I8 is now $1499.

Rans Fusion "crank forward" bike - $899

Long the most popular model of the Rans "crank forward" bikes, the Fusion is a very comfortable bike to ride.  The crank forward design is a cross between a recumbent and a conventional upright bike.  You get a comfortable seating position that takes weight off your arms, shoulders, etc.  In addition, you can have both proper leg extension while pedaling AND can put your feet down on the ground when you stop.  This one comes with a rear rack, cycle computer and rear view mirror, all very handy accessories.  A new one equipped like this today would be over $2000.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Barcroft Columbia Tandem - NOT AT STORE - $2500

A compact high performance recumbent tandem, purchased in 2003. The short size makes the bike more nimble and easier to transport on a standard car rack than other recumbent tandems. It can make a U-turn inside a 12-foot circle! Front captain position is similar to a short wheelbase recumbent. Rear stoker position is similar to a long wheelbase recumbent. Very comfortable.

BIKE IS NOT AT STORE - contact Bruce: bikecommuter [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

Raleigh Sports 3-speed - $200

Here's a classic old Raleigh Sports three-speed bike that has been modified with drop handlebars in place of the original "North Road" style.  In really excellent shape, this would be perfect for a tweed ride or your commute, or just for fun rides on the bike paths.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

ICE Trice QNT - $2699

An older but very nice ICE trike, from back when they sold them under the Trice name.  The Q-series had the lower slung frame similar to the current Sprint series, and NT means Narrow Track, where the distance between the front wheels is a bit narrower than the standard (27" instead of 31").  This comes in handy when you're dealing with going in and out of conventional doors, or on trails with bollards.  A really nice riding trike!

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Sun HT-3 Handcycle - $599

A basic hand powered cycle for casual use, the Sun HT-3 has a three speed internally geared hub and a coaster and hand brake.  The higher seating position makes for easy mounting and dismounting, as well as transfers to and from a wheelchair.  New they typically sell for $1099, but we've had this one as a demo for awhile.  In very good shape, with a bit of shop wear.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Demo Easy Racers Tour Easy Adventure (medium) - originally $3099 NOW $1299!!

Here's the newer version of the iconic Tour Easy long wheelbase recumbent, one of the most comfortable, stable and popular recumbents of all time.  Used here as a demo for test rides, it has very few miles on it and is in excellent condition.  The regular price for this model is $3099.  The latest news from Easy Racers is that they will no longer be building their bikes in the US, so this may be your last chance to get a US-made Tour Easy!

More info from Easy Racers:

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

RANS Stratus recumbent - $499

An early example of the classic RANs long wheel base recumbent, long a popular, comfortable bike.    An older bike, but in really excellent shape at a great price.  New the Stratus (now called the Stratus LE) sells for $2600.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Bilenky Road Tandem - $2200

A really fine, hand built tandem from Bilenky Cycle Works of Philadelphia, this is very cool bike that has the added feature of being built with S&S couplers that allow you to break the bike down into pieces for travel.  Equipped with high end Shimano components and an Arai drum brake for use as a drag brake on downhills.  Sized for a tall (5'-10" or taller) captain and shorter (5'-0" - 5'4") stoker.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Vision Thoroughbred "Crank Forward" - $250

Before Electra Townies and their "flat foot" design, even before the RANS "crank forward" series, there was the Vision Thoroughbred.  Vision was one of the more popular recumbent makers at one time, best known for their R-Series bikes.  The Thoroughbred took the design of a conventional bike and moved the cranks and pedals further forward in relation to the seat.  The design allows the rider to have proper leg extension while pedaling and also allows them to put their feet down when they stop, while still seated.  A very comfortable riding position that takes weight off the shoulders, neck and arms.

For more info:

Friday, August 10, 2018

Velo-Orange Polyvalent - $899

Designed by the folks at Velo-Orange in Annapolis, MD, the Polyvalent frame is intended to be a multi-purpose bike suitable for commuting, shopping, touring or just plain fun riding.  This particular one is set up as a commuting/shopping bike with the porteur style rack up front, fenders front and rear, and sturdy, dual leg kickstand.  A 60cm frame size means this one is for the taller riders out there (5'-10" or taller).

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Freedom Concepts Adaptive Trike - $1800

A good trike for kids with special needs from Freedom Concepts.  This particular one comes with a few optional features, including larger pedal platforms and an additional brake lever on the push bar in back, so an attending adult can activate the brakes if needed.  In excellent condition, not heavily used.

From the Freedom Concepts website -

The DCP 16 is our original model! Today, it’s the bike kids want for its awesome design, fun colors, and smooth ride. It is small enough for an average 7-year-old, but adaptable to fit most kids in their early teens, making it an ideal choice for children expecting a growth spurt. Riding the DCP 16 is a great opportunity for kids to feel the independence they crave as they enter their teens and leave their childhood behind.

More info can be found here:  Discovery DCP-16

And to get an idea of pricing for these, new:  Freedom Concepts Discovery DCP 16 Pediatric Trike