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Recumbent Companies that went Out of Business

 

List of Recumbent Bicycle Manufacturers that have gone Out of Business

 

Since 2002 several prominent recumbent manufacturers went out of business. Some of these were good bikes and we hate to see a good bike tossed for lack of a few repair parts so we keep parts on hand to repair these good old bikes.


BikeE Recumbents - 1993 to 2002


BikeE recumbents went out of business in 2002 partly due to warranty recalls and partly because they were starting a new recumbent company, BIGHA. Though started with a few million dollar investment BIGHA's bikes never sold well, they were out of business in a few years. BikeE was one of the largest recumbent brands in the world when they closed. There are a lot of BikeE's out there so we stock many parts to keep them on the road. We have seat parts as well as the more universal tires, tubes, chains etc.


Read more about BikeE recumbents here: http://www.bicycleman.com/recumbents/bike_e/bike_e.htm
Shop for BikeE parts here: http://store.bicycleman.com/collections/bike-e-parts

 

Vision Recumbents ~1993 to 2004


Vision Recumbents is out of business because their expansion including the purchase of Winkle Wheel resulted in debt which they could not support when the economy had a downturn. Vision's assets were sold piece-by-piece at auction in March of 2004. Finding replacement parts for a Vision like a seat frame, USS handlebar or front fork with their USS attachment is very difficult. Consider this before you buy a used Vision. OSS conversions are available. If you are looking for a comfortable, stable, Under Seat Steering (USS) recumbent made in the US with good parts availability consider Linear Recumbents.


Read more about Vision recumbents here: http://www.bicycleman.com/recumbents/vision/vision.htm
Shop for parts for your Vision Recumbent here: http://store.bicycleman.com/collections/vision

 

Burley Recumbents ~2000 to 2006


Burley Design Cooperative went out of production in 2006. Burley was started as a worker owned cooperative. This worked well when they were small but as they grew it became hard for them to retain management and engineers. There are many used Burley recumbents out there, they come up for sale occasionally. We stock parts for Burley recumbents so should have a lot of life left in them Click here.


Read more about Burley recumbents here: http://www.bicycleman.com/recumbents/burley/burley.htm
Shop for Burley parts and accessories: http://store.bicycleman.com/collections/burley .

 

Haluzak Recumbents ~ 1992 to 2007


Bicycles By Haluzak went out of production in 2007 partly due to difficulty buying components. There are a few used Haluzak recumbents out there, they come up for sale occasionally. Remember, a Haluzak bike with a 16" front wheel is a "Leprechaun" and is for shorter riders. The Haluzak Leprechaun is less stable than their standard size Horizon and Hybrid-Race.

 
Read more about Haluzak Recumbents here: http://www.bicycleman.com/recumbents/haluzak/haluzak_horizon.htm 
Shop for Haluzak Recumbent parts here: http://store.bicycleman.com/collections/haluzak
If you are looking for a comfortable, stable, Under Seat Steering (USS) recumbent made in the US with good parts availability consider a Linear Limo or Roadster. More info on the Linear recumbents is here: Linear Recumbents.


Turner recumbents


Turner recumbents went out of business in 2012 or 2013. I’ve been trying to contact them to confirm this but the number on their webpage is disconnected. Milt Turner was instrumental in the design of Hypercycle recumbent in 1982. Milt later formed Turner Recumbents and manufactured his similar Turner T-Lite SWB USS recumbent till they closed. If you see a Turner recumbent for sale we recommend you test ride it before buying it because they are not very adjustable and many riders have ended up with a bike that does not fit them.


We have tires and tubes to fit Turner recumbents but seats, seat covers etc are hard to find. If you are looking for a comfortable, stable, Under Seat Steering (USS) recumbent made in the US with good parts availability consider Linear Recumbents.
 

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