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Old 06-23-08, 06:25 AM   #1
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LWB and USS manufacturers?

Looking for manufacturers of LWB/USS bents. Ran across Linear and Longbike. Are there others? Are Ryan Vanguard's still made?

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Uss Longbike

The Ryan company was sold to what is now LONGBIKES.
I just bought a Longbikes Vanguard (2003 model) and I really
like it.I would recommend the currently made bike.It appears
to have a higher bottom bracket and more adjustable seat.
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Excellent! Thanks for the info on the Ryan/Longbike connection. I'm looking at those in another browser window.

The new Longbike Slipstream looks VERY interesting. I assume it's very similar your Vanguard, yes?
(ETA - found an article that compares the Vanguard to the Slipstream.)
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The Ryan company was sold to what is now LONGBIKES.
I just bought a Longbikes Vanguard (2003 model) and I really
like it.I would recommend the currently made bike.It appears
to have a higher bottom bracket and more adjustable seat.
Rich....................
Partially correct. Greg Peek bought out Dick Ryan, then designed his own LWB bikes. In 1999/2000, Greg sold Ryan Recumbents back to Dick. It appears that Ryan is now out of business, but that does not mean that Longbikes owns the name.
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Thanks for the info ! I knew the company changed hands however I was not
sure of the details of the transaction. The Longbikes Vanguard I have looks
about like the Ryan Vanguard.Not the fastest,but very nice comfortable ride.
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I'm lovin' the Slipstream. I'll take one powdercoated in Team White Pearl, thank you!
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Lightfoot Cycles. I have one of their Rangers and love it. I bought my son a World Traveler and he loves his bike also. Great customer service.
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