You Can’t Have It All


UPDATE – 9-28-2015 – The Atlantis is sold.

As indicated in my previous post, I’m pondering a project bike. But I can’t have it all, so to raise funds, I’ve decided to sell the bike that represents the biggest overlap in function with my other bikes. Reluctantly, the Atlantis is for sale.

This is a wonderful bike, but my Hilsen gives me almost everything this bike does. The anticipated project, actually expands the functionality of the stable. So this one is available…

I’m thinking $1950 shipped CONUS, complete bike nominally, minus bags, racks, and pedals.  I’ll include the Maxxis Holy Rollers and Compass Rat Trap Pass tires if you wish.  We can negotiate partial build if needed.  I you want to talk details, please leave me a comment or contact me via email.

15 thoughts on “You Can’t Have It All

    • Doug, the Atlantis is a 56, and it has 26 in wheels. So both the brand new Compass Rat Trap Pass tires and the Holy Rollers are 26. The new Compass tires make this a much zippier bike.

  1. Hi Chris: I habitually carry a Canon G9 in a belt-bag and have a similar collection of photos of my bikes in natural settings. I nicked a couple of yours for my constant slide-show on my 32” computer monitor. Concerning the photo of your Atlantis all mucked up with mud, I have to confess that I’ve long wondered why you resist switching over to disc brakes on all your bikes. If anyone has ever been a candidate for disc, it is Pondero. I have not built or bought a bike with rim brakes in a dozen years, nor would I ever again go back to rim brakes. ~Keith

    • Ha…I don’t think disc brakes would have not helped me at all in the mud I encountered. Accumulations of clay began to gather on the knobby tires, then the forks and chainstays, followed by the rear brake/bridge. Within a few feet, the wheels wouldn’t turn at all. Actually, I rarely ride in mud because we don’t get much rain here (and when it does rain the clay is pointless), and with my empty roads and short descents, I don’t even use my brakes very much. I’ve never replaced a rim due to brake wear, and go years and years without replacing brake pads.

      I’ll bet with different climate, soils, and terrain, I’d think a lot more about brakes.

  2. Ol’ Seafoam moving on. Times change. I’m sort of surprised given the amount of riding you’ve done on it. Unfortunately it’s not coming back here. Good luck.

    • Yes, its been fun, but it really is “overbiking” for me due to size and ruggedness. I might ride some rough roads, but they are roads after all. This would be just right for someone a little larger, with heavier loads, and/or rougher terrain.

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