Kickstarter Project: ReCycle Brand, Fresh Recycled Alloy Belt Drive Cruisers & Fixies
If you’ve not seen them yet, ReCycle is pioneering some gnarly looking bikes. Made in the USA from recycled aluminum, three bikes are set to constitute the brand. The upper end is a NuVinci 360 internal belt drive cruiser (right), and they trickle down to single speed cruiser (left), then fixie (center). They’re all designed without seat tubes with original fork designs, and conversation-piece track dropouts.
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Recycle is shooting to go 100% full recycled aluminum for each frame and fork or as close as they can come to it. Frames are unisize and designed to fit riders from 5’1″ to 6’4″.
Depending on the specs each bike will retail between $2500 and $2000.
The Mbula flagship model gets a Nuvinci N360 continuously variable hub linked to a Gates carbon belt drive, a rear disc brake, and bits of welding flare added throughout the frame. Pricing is $2500 for this setup.
Each bike has big beefy horizontal track dropouts. Aesthetics were the main motivation behind the circular cutout.
The Mudmaste can be purchased with internal gearing or single speed. The design is less swept back than the Mbula, more upright and borrowing a bit from BMX style. Disc brakes are on each wheel and the tires are more aggressive than either other model. Pricing is $2000 for single speed, $2500 for internal hub.
The Moshi Moshi (right) is the fixed gear model with a standard chain, skinny tires, and velocity rims. A single caliper brake is mounted on the inside rear of the frame. Pricing is $2000.
For custom paint jobs, add $1000 to the order and they’ll do it up however you like. For full details visit the Kickstarter page. The goal hasn’t been met yet and there’s still a few days left to fund this project.