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I guess anytime we start talking about a DIY recumbent project it normally starts with donor bikes. Police auctions used to be a great place to obtain used bikes but most cities and counties now use auction companies to dispose of their bikes on a regular basis. They are sold in large groups and not handy for individuals to purchase. There are other good sources though.
Craigslist is a great place to pick up used bikes. I’m a regular CL reader. Mostly I do a search in the bike section for recumbent bikes but when I have time I look through all the CL bike section. I have found many good bikes being sold because the owner didn’t know to maintain their bikes. Things like fixing a flat, adjusting the brakes and shifters or replacing cables. They had rather sell the bike than fix it. There was a time that I went to pick up a bike from a CL ad. When I got there I asked the kid why he was selling it. He told me that his mom didn’t know how to fix the flat. I fixed the flat while he watched. I then asked him if he still wanted to sell the bike. He replied “no sir”. So, I missed a good buy.
With a little patience, FreeCycle.org is an excellent place for free bikes. You may have to post several times but I know several people that have picked up free bikes from FreeCycle.
Goodwill is sometimes a good place. I have found good bikes at pawn shops but you have to watch, often they are overpriced. Garage/sidewalk/yard, sales, etc. My son has picked up several curb call bikes.
Now for parts. Maybe you don’t want to travel around look for used bikes and had rather buy new parts.
Atomic Zombie sells several new parts for bike builds. Here is a link to their parts and pricing page. Brad of Atomic Zombies announced in December of 2014 that when present supplies of parts are depleted they will no longer sell parts.
|FDAX34 FreeWheel Adapter for 3/4″ axle||DBAX34 Disc Brake Adapter for 3/4″ axle||FDAX34 & DBAX34 Adapter Set|
|HF3418 Hub Flange Disc SetA set of 4 laser cut steel Hub Flange Discs that are made with 18 spoke holes so that you can build your delta trike wheels directly onto any 3/4″ axle using rims with 36 spokes.||HF5818 Hub Flange Disc SetA set of 4 laser cut steel Hub Flange Discs that are made with 18 spoke holes so that you can build your delta trike wheels directly onto any 5/8″ axle using rims with 36 spokes||HF3424 Hub Flange Disc Set A set of 4 laser cut steel Hub Flange Discs that are made with 24 spoke holes so that you can build your delta trike wheels directly onto any 3/4″ axle using rims with 48 spokes.|
|BBRAC Steel Bottom Bracket A weld ready bottom bracket shell for your DIY bike or trike project. Fits any standard threaded 3-peice bottom bracket hardware. Bearings and hardware not included.||BBRAC Bottom Bracket 2 PackThis set contains 2 BBRAC Steel Bottom Bracket Shells. This set is great for tandem or multi transmission bikes and trikes.||HTUBE Steel Head Tube ShellA weld ready head tube shell for your DIY bike or trike project. Fits 1-1/8″ standard press-fit headset bearing hardware. Bearings and cups not included.|
|HTUBE Head Tube Shell 2 Pack||HTUBE Head Tube Shell 3 Pack|
Recycled Recumbents Parts and pricing.
Some of these following items might be specific to Recycled Recumbent building the bike.
|Bare EZ Clone frame||Matched donor fork with a brake bridge||Bare Mach 2 frame|
|Matched fork with rake and bridge||Bare Mach 3 frame||Matched fork with rake (no bridge required)|
|Powder Coat (one color) painting frame & fork||
Seat frame (I make 16″wide as stock, what can we alter
to fit your needs?)
|Seat finished with stitched in web (black is ‘stock’)|
|Set (top & bottom) of seat mounts||A steering stem||Diagonal frame brace|
|Brake studs front or rear, each pair||Upgrade bottom rails/Diagonal to Cromolly||Jockey wheel/washer idler|
|Terracycle guide tube||Terracycle Sport Idler Kit (needs a tab, std. on my frames)||RANS Chopper Bar (reduced width)|
|Mirrycle MTB Bar End Mirror (installed)||
20″ front ‘builder’s’ wheel (alloy 20″ wheel with QR skewer)
|EZ-Clone kit – bare frame, fork, finished seat, seat braces, and a stem|
|Mach 2 kit – bare frame, fork, finished seat, seat braces, with diagonal brace, steering stem||Mach 3 kit – bare frame, fork, diagonal brace, brake studs, finished seat, seat braces (no stem)||Recycled Recumbents also sells finished TE Clones.|
CYCLONE Mid-Drive motor kits, mesh seats, FPR seat, front tube with B.B., recumbent rear rack, etc. Many DIY recumbent parts and accessories
Takacs Cycles Recumbent Parts
|King Pins spindles and hubs||Chain Guide Roller||Mesh seat and shock cord|
|Dropouts||Braze Ons||7005 weld ons|
|Bottom Bracket Shells||4130 Tubing||7005 Tubing|