Bicycles

This years work on the bicycle

My Atlantis stripped bare by her bachelors, even Part I: DIY Things have been pretty solid with my Atlantis for years now really, but as I’ve mentioned in the past I’m trying to replace all the original components. This year that included the rear derailleur which since I replaced the front one last summer completes the replacement of derailleurs. I also replaced the shifter pods with the ones that Rivendell makes which as I mentioned…

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Atlantis 2011 updates

The Naked Atlantis   I mentioned in an earlier post that I was replacing components as I was going along this year and this weekend I did some extensive updates.  My long lasting Shimano brakes were driving me crazy with what a pain they were to adjust and replace pads so a few weeks ago I replaced them with a set of IRD Camfam brakes. These have a threaded post and are much easier to…

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Back from the depths

As I alluded to a couple of posts back, my Atlantis has been under the weather and I’d been riding on my backup bicycle.  Well I’m happy to say that after two months in the shed the Atlantis is back and riding better than ever.  So what happened and what have I changed in the last couple of months?  Well lets just enumerate what has failed, been replaced or updated this year. Before I dive…

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Rise of the Sunken Continent

My Rivendell Atlantis on the back porch On my initial ride report for 2008 I was riding my backup bicycle due to some mechanical issues with my Atlantis.  Well I had to wait on parts and then need some time to do all the needed changes. Well last weekend was the time for me and I spent both Saturday and Sunday doing all of the needed changes.  First things first, my rear wheel which I’ve…

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My Atlantis in: The Tale of Mechanical Woe

I got my Atlantis in March 2005 and two years later have ridden it more then five thousand miles. I ride all winter long (though less miles) and I’m fairly slack in the cleaning taking care of the bicycle category. I do minimal maintainence on a needs to be fixed basis and will occasionally give it a good cleaning/tuning. But I always like to get it professionally tuned after the winter, the bicycle just never…

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