Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-27-07, 01:18 PM   #1
happy riding
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
WTB: 68 cm Rivendell Atlantis or Rambouillet

Hi,

If you know of anyone that is selling a 66 cm Rivendell Atlantis or Rambouillet, please let me know.

Thanks.

Last edited by happy riding; 07-30-07 at 03:16 AM. Reason: size change
happy riding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-07, 04:54 PM   #2
fbagatelleblack
Senior Gumby
 
fbagatelleblack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think the available "tall" sizes have always been 64cm and 67cm, but I could be wrong. These are tough to find. Do you have your heart set on the Riv? Or are you open to other options?
fbagatelleblack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-07, 05:12 PM   #3
barndoor
5' 19"
 
barndoor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Maryland
Bikes:
Posts: 828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Check with www.yellowjersey.org

The Atlantis is made by Waterford, I believe....
__________________
I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike
barndoor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-07, 05:20 PM   #4
fbagatelleblack
Senior Gumby
 
fbagatelleblack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by barndoor View Post
The Atlantis is made by Waterford, I believe....
Nope. It's generally made by Toyo in Japan, although Waterford may have made some of the early ones. They are/were making the early Homer A. Hilsens (spelling??), but Riv plans to take production of those to Japan soon, if they have not done so already.

- FBB
fbagatelleblack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-07, 07:29 PM   #5
happy riding
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
I think the available "tall" sizes have always been 64cm and 67cm, but I could be wrong
It's easy enough to check.

Quote:
Do you have your heart set on the Riv? Or are you open to other options?
No, but I'm interested in that geometry, specifically a slack seat tube between 71 and 72 degrees and a sloping top tube to get the bars up, and something sturdy enough that I can put a rear rack on with a basket on it. Unfortunately, I don't think that leaves me too many options.

Last edited by happy riding; 07-27-07 at 07:42 PM.
happy riding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-07, 08:09 PM   #6
Grand Bois
Senior Member
 
Grand Bois's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pinole, CA, USA
Bikes:
Posts: 16,628
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
The Rivendell Atlantis and Rambouillet have sloping top tubes? I thought Grant didn't approve of those. According to the Rivendell site you can get a 66 in both. According to the Harris Cyclery site you can't. Maybe the Harris site needs updating.

How about a Kogswell? http://kogswell.com/
Grand Bois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-07, 08:25 PM   #7
fbagatelleblack
Senior Gumby
 
fbagatelleblack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
The Rivendell Atlantis and Rambouillet have sloping top tubes? I thought Grant didn't approve of those. According to the Rivendell site you can get a 66 in both. According to the Harris Cyclery site you can't. Maybe the Harris site needs updating.
No, the Rivs have just a skootch of upward slope on the top tube, 2.5 degrees for the Atlantis and 2 degrees for the Rambouillet. The Cycles Valhalla 2XLT has 5cm of slope, but it is a 68cm frame, so it is probably too big for the OP.

http://cyclesvalhalla.com/bicyclesan...tallfolks.html



And, I am sooo embarassed... my befuddled brain combined the 66 and 68cm frame sizes into one 67cm. Must be getting old.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
How about a Kogswell? http://kogswell.com/
Matthew keeps promising to get a 64cm P/R, but I have not seen one yet. Maybe he'll get one in with his next order.

- FBB
fbagatelleblack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-07, 11:38 PM   #8
happy riding
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for that, but the top tube is way too long for me.
happy riding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-07, 11:41 PM   #9
happy riding
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
The Rivendell Atlantis and Rambouillet have sloping top tubes? I thought Grant didn't approve of those.
Anything that gets the bars higher is de rigueur.
happy riding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-07, 03:17 AM   #10
happy riding
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
68 cm

I decided I need a 68 cm frame, although I imagine if someone was hot to sell a 68 cm Rivendell, they might have responded to this thread anyway despite the title.
happy riding is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:38 AM.