2021 Recumbent Availability Forecast

Remember the 2020 bike, trike and toilet paper shortages? Well, stores have toilet paper but the entire bike industry is still playing catchup. In anticipation of short supplies, we ordered way more recumbent trikes over the winter than ever before. Our showroom is full – and we have 200 more recumbents on order. These orders Read More…

Figuring out what spoke length you need

Every once in a while I get a call asking, “what size spokes do I need to build a wheel”. Trying to describe the process of measuring and calculating over the phone seldom goes well for either party. Here is a step by step guide to how I do it here at the Bicycleman. Usually Read More…

Care and Feeding of your E-Assist Battery

It’s starting to snow here in Upstate New York, so I thought a refresher in proper care of your e-bike battery was in order.  Batteries cost from $500 and up so I’ll also include some longevity tips that I’ve gleaned off the internet. The first thing you can do is protect your battery from extreme Read More…

Takeaways from RCC 2019

I’ve been going to The Recumbent Cycle-Con the last five years representing either Linear and/or Avenue trikes.  It’s always fun seeing the new products and getting some cool swag from the other vendors.  The best thing about it is getting to try things out on the track before you decide to stock them.  Do they Read More…

Christmas Free Shipping Details

The Bicycle Man is offering Free Shipping on all Used 2 Wheel Recumbent bikes until Christmas! Free shipping to the Continental US Only. All used bikes will be shipped partially disassembled and will arrive in two boxes. Boxes will be insured for the full value of the bike that is sold. Tandems or bikes requiring Read More…

Living with Shimano STEPS: Year One

Every time we start with a new e-assist system we are nervous.  They all have a learning curve and once we sell one, we are committed to providing ongoing support.  Our experience with Bionx sets the tone: not so good at first, learned from their mistakes, became really good with great customer service, then went Read More…

Transporting your Recumbent

I just bought a recumbent, how do I get it home? People often come to our shop with the whole family, three dogs, vacation gear and a car with a trunk and decide they want to take a recumbent home with them.  This article is designed to get you started thinking the logistics through of Read More…

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