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the new HP Velotechnik International #scorpion20fs seat is AWESOME! Thanks Dana at Bent Up Cycles for giving me a little preview of it! #hpvelotechink #ergomesh See the whole episode at https://youtu.be/w7lWTuhcHPU
Chris, the mechanic at Bent Up Cycles talks about what his favorite #recumbent is to assemble and why. #hpvelotechink HP Velotechnik International See the whole episode at https://youtu.be/w7lWTuhcHPU #recumbenttrike #recumbentbike #scorpion20fs
Me and Sylvia Halpern meet up again at Bent Up Cycles and explore the new #recumbenttrike and #recumbentbike brands out for 2022 and catch up with my old friend Dana.
Is the website working? I have been trying to get to it for days and get the same message every time: "This site can’t be reached
The webpage at https://bentupcycles.com/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address."
The February edition of the Catrike Connection is now available. We visit Bent Up Cycles in Southern California, take a ride on the versatile 5.5.9 and share the latest news. bit.ly/3jk99BJ

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Just before the RCC we had a chance to visit Bent Up Cycles
Carbent back on the road thanks to Dana!! New Ceramic Speed oversized pulley wheel system derailleur cage much smoother shifting, quieter drivetrain and larger cage works much better with 11-36 cassette. Great upgrade for my SRAM Red E-Tap 11 speed derailleur will worth the money!!

Thank you Dana,

Chuck Lachin
Bent Up Cycles in Hollywood, California, is one of our top dealers and have a full section of Catrikes. They are closed Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. At all other times, they are open by appointment. Visit them online for more information and to schedule an appointment. bentupcycles.com
I'm loving the bike, Dana. Thanks!!!
Dana Lieberman owns Bent Up Cycles in Los Angeles. Tim Woudenberg and his partner Lucy wanted a tandem to continue a world tour in Asia. We chat with them both to learn about the ultimate in customer service as Dana delivers and sets up an AZUB recumbents tandem in Bangkok, Thailand.

Alve Henricson is a Swedish adventurer who had to give up mountain climbing and upright riding because of arthritis. Unwilling to give up his adventuring he searched for a way to maintain his lifestyle and found the perfect solution two years ago in a QuattroVelo velomobile. Wanting to encourage fellow velonauts around the world to join him in expanding velo touring he created a Facebook group called 202020. Here he sets a group goal of visiting 20 states or countries in 2020 via velomobile. He lead by example and rolled out in February to cover at least 20 European countries. A few weeks later he found himself in Poland with the world and most of the borders around him closing down from the pandemic. He has returned home for now and joins us to share the professional looking images he captured and to tell us how and when he will continue his quest.

News, sports and a very cool Viewer Submission will round out this regular monthly version of the Laidback Bike Report.

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Was riding the hilly hundred at the cool breeze century yesterday. Saw a Ti Barcroft Virginia, then a Carbent. Asked the Carbent rider if he got it from you (Dana), he said yes. Don't know if they were participating in the ride.
This is a short addendum to Stefan's visit with Bent Up Cycles. Dana (owner) took him and customer Rick out for a 25 miles tour. Who knew that there are lots of horses in the middle of LA? They also met some avid cyclists from the LA Police Academy. There are definitely great ways to get around with a recumbent in Los Angeles - dedicated bike lanes and trails are easy to find. We'll post the complete video of his ride as soon as he is back in Kriftel!

Bent Up Cycles is the largest recumbents-only bicycle shop in Southern California. Let us build your dream bike! Do you want to re-live being six years old and stomping through mud puddles?

Ride a bike. Do you want to re-live the exhilaration being able to get from point A to point B unencumbered, unfettered, on your own? Do you want to get healthy and lose weight? Can't get comfortable on a traditional bike or want something different? Ride a recumbent!

Operating as usual

Photos from Catrike's post 06/03/2022

Photos from Catrike's post

🇺🇦 Help Ukrainian refugee - auction of hand-painted recumbent illustrations - AZUB recumbents 05/16/2022

🇺🇦 Help Ukrainian refugee - auction of hand-painted recumbent illustrations - AZUB recumbents

One way to support Ukrainian refugees affected by the war

🇺🇦 Help Ukrainian refugee - auction of hand-painted recumbent illustrations - AZUB recumbents 🇺🇦 Help Ukrainian refugee – auction of hand-painted recumbent illustrations It has been more than two months since we started to watch the terrifying reports from Ukraine and since millions of refugees started to flow to the rest of Europe. One would want to get involved, do something big, s...

05/07/2022

Lot’s of new members to the group this week. Welcome all and enjoy! If you feel so inclined, share your current ride and anything else you want to share!

04/27/2022

Been on the fence about ordering your new Bacchetta bike? Now through the end of April (Saturday), we are offering a $150 shipping credit on any new bike. This means shipping, fully assembled and ready to ride (you need to install the front wheel and adjust the seat/steering), is $225 anywhere in the Continental US!

Spring is here! Time to get on your bike!

https://bentupcycles.com/collections/bikes/Bacchetta

Timeline photos 04/26/2022

Does this sound familiar to anyone else?

Start the day right!

No More Martyrs 04/20/2022

No More Martyrs

Andrew crewed for my 508 Team while his partner, Andre, raced. I will be at the vigil tonight at 8pm if anyone wants to join me. We need to ensure that these kinds of senseless, preventable tragedies don't continue taking the lives of those we love and care for.

No More Martyrs As many of you know last Saturday, April 16th, in Griffith Park, Andrew Jelmert, a bicyclist leaving an AIDS LifeCycle training ride, was killed in a hit and run crash. This death and its circumstances are chilling and infuriating. Thousands ride in Griffith Park every week. The upper roads reward c...

04/20/2022

T-Cycle has always been a favorite of ours. Over the years, they have built parts for us for Carbent HPV, Barcroft and now Bacchetta. Great stuff!

TerraCycle Idlers are the oldest products we still serve today, even if they look vastly different from their early days. TerraCycle (read: Pat Franz) didn't invent the idea of an idler, but he (read: the TerraCycle Team) have always made idlers that are legitimately better than any other idler on the market, especially when it comes to power idlers. Pat paved the way to standardizing the use of a toothed cog for the powerside chainline (the section of chain running from the rear wheel to the cranks; the section of chain carrying the actual power). It's not necessarily intuitive to say that putting metal into your pulley will make things more quiet and efficient, but the improvement is borne out in both physical and overwhelming anecdotal evidence. As the years have gone by, other manufacturers have taken notice and begun copying our style; but nobody has taken the time to perfect chain guidance, efficient transmission of power, and sheer style in an idler like TerraCycle has.
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🎥 Sunday video: Cycling through Australian wilderness on a recumbent trikes | Recumbent.news 04/18/2022

🎥 Sunday video: Cycling through Australian wilderness on a recumbent trikes | Recumbent.news

What a great story and video!

🎥 Sunday video: Cycling through Australian wilderness on a recumbent trikes | Recumbent.news 🎥 Sunday video: Cycling through Australian wilderness on a recumbent trikes Posted by Honza Galla - chief editor | Apr 17, 2022 | AZUB, Journeys, Sunday video | 0 | Irina and Radu are Romanian adventurers and trikers. Radu has cycled from north to south of an entire America for three years and la...

A In Depth Tour of TerraCycle | Recumbent Bike and Trike Parts 04/08/2022

A In Depth Tour of TerraCycle | Recumbent Bike and Trike Parts

We have been working with T-Cycle since we opened in 2003. Pat is a good friend of ours and I was thrilled to see this great video put together by Matthew Galat. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/O99Iq-8R_wo

A In Depth Tour of TerraCycle | Recumbent Bike and Trike Parts In this episode I give you a tour of TerraCycle, a company in Portland Oregon that specializes in producing “exquisite recumbent cycling parts”. Pat Franz, ...

Terratrike Boost Kit 04/01/2022

Terratrike Boost Kit

Do you use an electric assist on your Terratrike? Check out what we've got in our shop:

Terratrike Boost Kit Turn your TerraTrike* into an E-Trike with the Terratrike Boost Kit. Powered with Bosch's ActiveLine Plus Mid Drive Motor, PowerPack 400WH Lithium Ion battery and Purion console, you'll enjoy the added assist an e-trike can provide. The Boost Kit Includes: Bosch ActiveLine Plus Mid Drive Motor Bosch...

03/26/2022

Who's done this? 🙋🏻‍♀️
(credit: @cyclinghumor via IG)

Eyes on the Street: Huntington Park’s Veterans Park Corridor Walk/Bike Trails 03/23/2022

Eyes on the Street: Huntington Park’s Veterans Park Corridor Walk/Bike Trails

Eyes on the Street: Huntington Park’s Veterans Park Corridor Walk/Bike Trails Half-mile long Veterans Park is located below high-voltage powerlines and presents a very good example of how to convert underutilized utility corridors into multi-purpose community spaces

03/22/2022

Bike bling for the day!

03/22/2022

Go big or go home: Let's talk about the Bacchetta CA3.0 Basso!
👍 The Bacchetta Carbon Basso is a re-envisioning of the classic Ti Aero Basso.
👍 The Carbon Basso is ideal for both shorter riders and/or those looking for a lightweight performance bike with a less aggressive bottom bracket to seat ratio.
👍 The Carbon Basso frame is built from the same mold as the CA3.0 with a few frame geometry changes, retaining our Carbon Aero performance, rideability, and superb finish heritage.

Bent Up Cycles 03/20/2022

Bent Up Cycles

We'd love to welcome you to our shop for your very own personal shopping experience. It's what we give every customer - book your appointment today >>> https://calendly.com/bent-up-cycles

Bent Up Cycles Please schedule one appointment per bike

03/18/2022

Yes, the answer is always yes. Happy Friday!
(credit: @cycle.haus.memes via IG)

03/16/2022

Have bike: Will travel. Do you take advantage of your bike's compactability?

03/12/2022

Let's window shop: Villager in yellow, or Villager in blue?

Accessories 03/09/2022

Accessories

Bacchetta owner? We have all the accessories you could want. Check it out:

Accessories Specialty recumbent bikes and trikes since 2003.

03/06/2022

Great things come in small packages: Let's talk about the HP Velotechnik Grasshopper Fx!
⭐️ Time for refreshing new perspectives. The Grasshopper fx brings action into the bike world. For a long time, cycling primarily meant one thing: hump up and step down. Your Grasshopper fx accelerates forward, suspends downwards – and folds to the side.
⭐️ Whether on the train, in the car, or in your home, the compact trekking recumbent bike from HP Velotechnik will gladly make itself small.
⭐️ With its two smooth running 20″ wheels, the Grasshopper fx is also the most compact model in our recumbent bike range. Fully unfolded this bike has a length of 1.60 m (5’3″) – shorter than your old upright bike!

Dressing For Winter/Early Spring Trike Riding on Any Kind of Budget - TerraTrike 03/04/2022

Dressing For Winter/Early Spring Trike Riding on Any Kind of Budget - TerraTrike

What’s that white stuff? For those in colder climes, here is a great article for you!

Dressing For Winter/Early Spring Trike Riding on Any Kind of Budget - TerraTrike If you’re like me, you’ve been itching to once again hit the trail after a long winter on the trainer. But perhaps seeing the...

What Is The Best Recumbent Trike? Your Complete Guide 03/04/2022

What Is The Best Recumbent Trike? Your Complete Guide

Your complete guide to finding the best recumbent trike for you. What tips would you add for a first-timer?

What Is The Best Recumbent Trike? Your Complete Guide Keep reading to learn more about the best recumbent trike, determining your needs, and how to get started by making an appointment with us today.

02/28/2022

Tag your riding buddy!

News 02/25/2022

News

We're adding tons of stuff to our blog - check it out! https://bit.ly/3IsqOTB

News Specialty recumbent bikes and trikes since 2003.

02/22/2022

Catrike Trail - Performance and Portability for trail riders and all riders!
⛰ At the heart of the Trail, there are features and design that makes this Catrike perfect for almost any rider.
⛰ Well designed and is thoughtfully equipped with top-tier components to deliver worry-free performance.
⛰ For comfort and portability, the Trail features a well-padded seat mounted to a fully adjustable, foldable frame.
⛰ The Catrike proprietary hand rests offer adjustable support for long rides while the integrated computer mount and stock rear view mirror ensure you have all the information to be safe and efficient while riding.
⛰ All these features combine to provide unbeatable performance at an unbeatable price!

Photos from Bent Up Cycles's post 02/21/2022

The seat mesh on my Euromesh seat tore, so I took the opportunity to install a carbon fiber seat. For a rock solid installation, I used our in-house designed lower mounting kit and Metabike rear stays (standard on any Bacchetta bike with a carbon fiber seat now).

Aluminum posts ensure you can get a rock solid connection between the bottom of the seat and the frame. The rubber grommets you see are there just to stop the aluminum pieces from sliding off during installation.

Metabike struts have been our in-house secret weapon for close to a decade now. With these two installation upgrades, the seat is rock solid on the bike. I definitely felt more power and better acceleration with this set-up over the Euromesh seat. The downside, of course, is comfort. I didn’t realize there were so many bumps on my ride!

President's Day Sale! 02/20/2022

President's Day Sale!

ONE MORE DAY: Shop our Presidents' Day Sale and save!

President's Day Sale! From now until President's Day, we are offering our two most popular bikes at a great price! The Giro A20 and A26 are known for their comfort and durability, providing an exceptional platform for long day rides, touring, commuting or just enjoying your local bike paths.

02/19/2022

HP Velotechnik continues to be one of our most solid, reliable brands during the pandemic.

2021 IN REVIEW: HP VELOTECHNIK
https://www.recumbent.news/2022/02/18/2021-in-review-hp-velotechnik/

The most detailed article from this series. Heiko answered my questions in length and described many aspects of the production of recumbent bikes and trikes in difficult COVID time.

President's Day Sale! 02/17/2022

President's Day Sale!

Only a few more days to shop our Presidents' Day Sale! Check out the deals we have going on now through Monday:

President's Day Sale! From now until President's Day, we are offering our two most popular bikes at a great price! The Giro A20 and A26 are known for their comfort and durability, providing an exceptional platform for long day rides, touring, commuting or just enjoying your local bike paths.

02/14/2022

Our Presidents Day Sale is going full speed! 💨 Hit this link: https://bit.ly/3t7Fykz to see everything on sale now through Monday, February 21st!

02/11/2022

Do you share your riding hobby with your significant other, or do you prefer it as "me time"?

Wildflower Century - SLOBC 02/10/2022

Wildflower Century - SLOBC

The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club has been putting on this event for years - it is a beautiful and well-supported event with almost no traffic. Is anyone interested in going this year?

https://slobc.org/wildflower/index.html

Wildflower Century - SLOBC Wildflower Century Information

02/08/2022

Catrike Trail - Performance and Portability for trail riders and all riders!
⛰ At the heart of the Trail, there are features and design that makes this Catrike perfect for almost any rider.
⛰ Well designed and is thoughtfully equipped with top-tier components to deliver worry-free performance.
⛰ For comfort and portability, the Trail features a well-padded seat mounted to a fully adjustable, foldable frame.
⛰ The Catrike proprietary hand rests offer adjustable support for long rides while the integrated computer mount and stock rear view mirror ensure you have all the information to be safe and efficient while riding.
⛰ All these features combine to provide unbeatable performance at an unbeatable price!

02/04/2022

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: Can you name this trike?

President's Day Sale! 02/02/2022

President's Day Sale!

Our President's Day sale starts today. Get a great deal on the Bacchetta Giro A20 and A26!

https://bentupcycles.com/pages/presidents-day-sale

President's Day Sale! From now until President's Day, we are offering our two most popular bikes at a great price! The Giro A20 and A26 are known for their comfort and durability, providing an exceptional platform for long day rides, touring, commuting or just enjoying your local bike paths.

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11522 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA
91601

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Monday 11am - 6pm
Tuesday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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