Oh yeah, they were some gorgeous bikes for those who had more money than they knew whatI wouldn't say they are snob appeal. More of a cult following. Steel lugged frames are a very niche market these days. I think the Atlantis is a gorgeous bike and I would love to own one, but you get a lot more bang for the buck with a Surly if you want a steel frame.
to do with. I´ve often wondered if certain Surlys were really built on old Chicago Schwinn frames.
I did some yard work for old man Schwinn. He owned a cabin in a private trout ranch outside
of Leadville, CO.