Rick's Touring Atlantis

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    1. Joe Mellor ages ago | reply

      I'll list it as my favourite photo. But if there was a category for favourite bike, it would make it. What a great machine.

    2. no*mad ages ago | reply

      perfect touring bike...and very clean! love the brook's saddle.

    3. backintheworld ages ago | reply

      This photo was taken just after assembly, three weeks before her maiden voyage in Tibet (where she got very dirty). In my opinion, the perfect go-anywhere touring bike.
      The head-to-toe set-up:

      Rivendell Atlantis frame & fork
      Brooks B.17 saddle
      Nitto Crystal Fellow seat post
      Nitto Noodle handlebar
      Nitto Technomic Deluxe stem
      Cane Creek brake levers
      Tektro Cyclo-X brake levers
      Shimano Ultegra bar end shifters
      Chris King headset
      Shimano cantilever brakes
      Sugino XD Crank (triple)
      Phil Wood bottom bracket
      Shimano XT rear derailleur
      Shimano Ultegra front derailleur
      Shimano LX cassette (11-32)
      Shimano XT front & rear hubs
      Shimano PD-M545 pedals
      Mavic XC-717 rims
      DT Champion spokes
      Continental Contact tires
      SKS fenders
      Nitto front & rear racks
      Nitto Hourglass water bottle cages

      Very sweet ride on any terrain, in any conditions. It almost pedals itself...

    4. Leaf Slayer ages ago | reply

      That is such a nice bike. I'm seriously contemplating getting one next year. It just looks like the perfect do everything bike. What size is it? Those are 700c wheels right?

      Thanks also for posting pictures of your adventures, they're amazing.

    5. backintheworld ages ago | reply

      The one above is 54.5cm, and the wheels are 26". My old touring bike had 700c wheels, which definitely rolled a bit nicer, but were considerably less versatile. Depending on the tires you put on it, you can get a rolling diameter approaching 650b. Plus, I find it nearly impossible to find parts or spares for 700c outside of Canada, the US and Europe. You can find a crappy mountain bike tire in even the smallest villages in Peru, or Tibet, or wherever, which will at least get you by. For rough rides in any corner of the globe, 26" will serve you better.

      Thanks for the nice comment about our photos. www.backintheworld.com covers our 4 years cycling around here and there. You'll find complete photography and more, if you're interrested.


    6. Nich Hance ages ago | reply

      What a beautiful machine! What sort of light have you got mounted on the front rack?

    7. backintheworld ages ago | reply

      The lights are nothing special - simple LEDs from Mountain Equipment Co-op: www.mec.ca

    8. fullylugged ages ago | reply


      Did you do the Tibet trip on a new saddle, or one already broken in?

    9. backintheworld ages ago | reply

      Hi, I started that trip on a 3-week old B-17. It was hardly broken in, though I find that saddle comfortable from the start. Going somewhere?

    10. brianraszka.com [deleted] ages ago | reply

      What size are the tires? Do they work well on both tar and dirt?

    11. backintheworld ages ago | reply

      Those are 26 x 1.75 Continental Top Touring tires. They're good on most anything you could reasonably call a 'road', including dirt.

    12. PlainWrapPedaler 100 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Rivendell Atlantis, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. johnnysachu 41 months ago | reply

      Beautiful example. Such a great touring, do anything, bike.

    14. davidevans413 34 months ago | reply

      I do enjoy looking at this bikebike. Quite the beauty.

    15. backintheworld 33 months ago | reply

      david evans Thank you! I am extremely happy with this bike. Wouldn't change a thing

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