I seem to have gotten the first one before they used model numbers. It looks like the ATC2K. I got mine in 2008 but the clock resets to 2004. It has been on my handlebars for the past 14 years. Last month the rubber cracked on the on button and a bit of water got into it. I dried it out and used inner tube cement to patch the crack. I use ordinary flashlights for my head light. None of them has gone more than 2 years without the rubber cracking. We should find out what kind of rubber they are using. Im going to buy another one since I have a good clamp made for it. In addition every one thinks it is a head light and they dont know Im recording them. .
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Cool ! It does look well used !
Great picture album Charles, but i spent an hour clicking thru slides and still didn’t get thru them all. Where are you riding to rack up so many miles? i rode a heavy steel bike many miles in the ’80s but nothing like that.
That’s a neat old camera. Not sure about the rubber but with all that uv exposure even silicones will start to degrade before long. Maybe a sacrificial cover of gaffer’s tape (or even electrical tape) would help it last.
After looking through your photos I suddenly understood your username. Shame to see that old Nukeproof hub with the blown flange! Seems like most of those failed…lots of separated shells but I don’t recall seeing the flanges fail much. I think I still have a front hub around here unless I gifted it to a friend. And that old Rolf hub, too!
I never did the long loaded touring like it seems you are, but some of the most durable rims I ever abused heavily were the Halo Combat and SAS. 32H eyeletted was damn near bombproof, 36H or 48H was almost overkill with those. And the old Sun Rhinolytes were quite popular as well for normal joes as well as touring. Interesting to see the cross section of the Weinnman with that channel insert…I wonder how they get that in there! Seeing how rims are made from extrusion coils…well I just wonder how they got it in there.
Zerodish is the technical part of my personality. The laws of physic dictate that bicycle racers are of average size. No one bothered to make bicycles for people over 170 pounds much less those who are carrying cargo. I rode unicycles so early on I understood a zerodish wheel was much stronger than a dished one. I figured out how to build dishless wheels and put the information on the web. I also pioneered using lower gears. I was the first to get a 46 tooth cog working on the rear. Now the industry is making bigger cogs which is fine. I have done 130000 miles over most of the United States. Ian Hibell was the greatest tourist. Bicyclehazard is the legal part of my personality. I learned a bit from Ray Thomas who is a lawyer and cyclist. On flickr you can find the laws I have forced governments to obey and most of the pictures have GPS coordinates. Lapsedmember has some of my more interesting photographs.