[Classicrendezvous] The Atlantis (Atlanti?) have docked!


From: OROBOYZ@aol.com
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 20:24:25 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] The Atlantis (Atlanti?) have docked!

A CDO Report:

We just received the new Atlantis~Rivendell frames .. First batch included sizes 53, 56 and 58. I assume Jeff Groman and Larry Black also got theirs? None of mine are spoken for yet but I think they will be gone in a hurry.

It uses the Riv seat stay caps, seat lug, and a different nice (nicer?) head lug set. The bottom bracket is fancy and I haven't seen it in use but maybe it has appeared already on some Rivs? The fork crown also maybe the in-use Allrounder crown but I also am unfamiliar with it. It looks like a spread apart Wagner flat crown with fancy stiffeners. Neat!

Frame craft and detailing is very nice, bordering on perfect. The very graceful curved and tapered chain stays caught my eye after I was through studying the lugs. The decals and head badge are very refined (kudos to Chuck Schmidt!)

The color is very nice, and the ivory white head tube looks perfect.. (I just crave a seat tube band to match!) All and all almost too pretty to be used as functionally as these are capable of!

Hats off to Grant and gang. (Let me know if you are interested in being a charter club owner.)

Dale Brown