Atlantis Spectrum - Anyone heard of these?

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Atlantis Spectrum - Anyone heard of these?

Postby DennyP » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:49 am

Hello there,

I've bought an Atlantis Spectrum two days ago. Anyone heard of these bikes before? and if you have, would you mind giving me a run down.
There's a sticker from the Bike Barn from Parramatta, so this bike is from a LBS and not Km@rT junk.

The bike is along the lines of this one:
http://www.allbids.com.au/Buy/?ID=522647

That's not mine ( I can't seem to attach photos on this forum :? )
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by BNA » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:20 pm

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Re: Atlantis Spectrum - Anyone heard of these?

Postby Mustang » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:20 pm

re photos, may be because you only have 1 post?
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Re: Atlantis Spectrum - Anyone heard of these?

Postby DennyP » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:52 pm

Hello Mustang.
Ah I did figure out that I needed to manually do it using an image hosting website.

Anyway here are the photos! (wheels are removed for cleaning):

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Re: Atlantis Spectrum - Anyone heard of these?

Postby familyguy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:38 am

The bike you linked to first (not yours) is a totally different animal to yours. Yours looks to be a more or less typical bike boom setup from the mid-80's. It looks serviceable enough, it should give a lot of miles yet.

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Re: Atlantis Spectrum - Anyone heard of these?

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:45 am

It may be the photo angle but is the top tube a lot shorter than the seat tube? Looks to be just my size.
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Re: Atlantis Spectrum - Anyone heard of these?

Postby DennyP » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:44 am

familyguy: I was wondering what you mean't by bike boom setup of the 80's? Was there a surge of popularity of road bikes at this time, so a wave of beginner road bikes like these
started to enter the market?

lotsofsteelbikes: you're right!, it's 58cm top tube (c-c) and 63cm seat tube (c-t). I'm 180cm (77cm leg span) but I haven't taken this out for a ride to know if this bike is too big for me or not.
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Re: Atlantis Spectrum - Anyone heard of these?

Postby familyguy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:10 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bike_boom
http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ba-n.html#bikeboom

Commonly refers to Continental US, '65-'75. Took a few years to filter across here, when Japan entered the market with mass produced Centurions and the beginnings of Giant as we know it today.

I'm 6'2" and ride a 61c/c seat tube bike. Unless you've got long legs, you may find it is too big. Worth a try.

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