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1960 (?) Atala road bike

Old 11-13-15, 11:47 AM
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1960 (?) Atala road bike

I'm a little out of my league with classic Italian road bikes. Looking for a little help in the ID & pricing department.

This one followed me home yesterday. Any idea what model this is, and current value?

--SN 60A0601, meaning 1960? (first two digits of SN are supposedly year of manufacture)

--Frame has Campy drops, but tubing sticker obscured by several license stickers at this point

--Campy Gran Sport components except for Stronglight crank

--Rigida clinchers on Campy hubs

--Universal sidepull brakes

--Ideale leather saddle

Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-13-15, 12:26 PM
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Hello bargainguy,

Nice looking bike!

Great looking head lugs!

The Stronglight crank looks like a 107 model, definitely newer than the bike.

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Old 11-13-15, 01:10 PM
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Thanks, gbi. I was wondering about that - crank definitely didn't look like 1960 to me.
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Old 11-13-15, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by gbi View Post
Hello bargainguy,

Nice looking bike!

Great looking head lugs!

The Stronglight crank looks like a 107 model, definitely newer than the bike.
+1

pedals & rims also.

bargainguy - u r spot on with serial # dating.

manufactured by cesare rizzato.

https://classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Atala.htm

machine looks like one or two models down from top. would have originally been fitted with magistroni cottered steel chainset, matching the magistroni-atala headset.

frame built with an emiliio bozzi lug pattern -

https://www.velofilie.nl/images/bozzi1.jpg (file too large for posting)

(actaully manufactured by agrati where they are designated as the brianza model.)

very nice find. thank you for sharing with the forum.

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Old 11-13-15, 02:48 PM
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+1

Also the stem fixing bolt - at that time it most likely would have been a hex head.
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Old 11-16-15, 08:35 AM
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Sweet ride! I picked up a ~'71 Atala the other week.
I'd say take the time and restore it.
Then you can either ride it, or blow someone away on CL with a snazzy, classic looking bike.

As it sits, someone might pay $150-250 depending on area, but if all the chrome was shiny, the seat was polished, the hoods were replaced, who knows what you might get.
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Old 11-16-15, 09:25 AM
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Classic and vintage means different things to people, depending on one's background and decrepitude.

That, to me, is a very nice bike; truly a classic.

Enjoy it!

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I agree Tom. That is a nice older one, with Gran Sport gear, which looks like it will clean up very well.
Would be well worth it to source an original crank and stem bolt for it, etc.
Start by removing that fugly foam handlebar grip and that funky thing clamped on the top tube, whatever it is.
Clean that fine old frame carefully, especially the decals.
Very cool bike.
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Old 11-20-15, 06:06 PM
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Is the saddle all dried out? Missing a rivet? Can you still see the model number stamped on the side skirt?
If in good shape and not all cracked, that might be one of the valuable Ideale saddles. Has a neat shape to it.
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... and that funky thing clamped on the top tube, whatever it is.
hath someone rung thine?

this be not Adano.
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Rootboy, the Ideale saddle is missing two rivets, but it's still in nice shape. Haven't been able to determine model yet.

I've seen Ideale saddles go for silly money on the big auction site. Not hoping to make silly money, but it would be nice if the sale of the saddle came close to what I paid for the bike.

Thinking of selling as is minus the Ideale. I could do a full refurb, but full disclosure: I hate working with cottered cranks, so finding a period-correct Magistroni crank would be less attractive because then I'd have to deal with installing it. So I'll let the next owner have the joy of cleaning and refurbing.
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Lugs and such look like the ones on my '64 Atala Grand Prix. Came with Campy Gran Sport gear and Wrights saddle. Looks like your chrome is in better shape than mine though. Makes for a nice looking bike.
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