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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.
    Rich....................

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by WB2WGX View Post
    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.
    Rich...................

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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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    All of the Lightfoot models are OSS, but apparently they do offer USS as an option.

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