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Atala - any idea if it worth anything?

Old 12-10-16, 10:05 PM
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Atala - any idea if it worth anything?

I have no idea about these brand. Does this one worth anything?
Bad pictures, sorry. The bike was found by the dumpster by some scrappers.
thanks for any reply


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Old 12-10-16, 10:12 PM
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More info, or better pics. Your choice.
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That's all I have now. Tomorrow I can see it myself.
Looks like a 5 speed bike
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I see Campy shifters, rdr, and a pump head stop - maybe the crank. A concor saddle, but also mis matched brakes (rear looks like centerpulls)

The bike was worth saving from a cruel demise at the dump --- how much its worth? I dont know
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It looks similar to the Atala Special here:

Atala Special - Pedal Room
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I saw the brakes.
I will go to see it.
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The rear derailleur is Camapgnolo, but it appears to be the mid-range Nuovo Gran Sport. Interesting in that it has a centre-pull rear brake and a sidepull front brake, one chainring, no front derailleur. Obviously frankebiked to a degree. I don't recognize what appears to be a tubing decal under the pump holder. It does appear to have forged rear dropouts with an integral hanger and adjusters. I assume is OEM and it appears to be steel. My overall impression is an early to mid-1980s sports frame, upper entry level to lower mid-range.
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It might be a Tullio sticker

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As others said, definitely not the top end (or even middle) Atala, but definitely worth saving. These bikes, especially their lower end ones, get some disdain because they were mass produced during the bike boom in Italy and don't compare to Colnagos. But the higher end models such as the Record Pro came with Columbus tubing and full Campy. I'm building one up now and it's great. Sorry I can't tell you what it's worth, but the my guess is not a lot -- especially if the Campy stuff was off it.
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The seller is asking 65$
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Originally Posted by 9volt View Post
It might be a Tullio sticker...
You may may correct. The shape of the half appears to match and Rizzato (Atala) was a known user. Tullio tubing was used on the boom era Atala Grand Prix and at that time was a plain gauge, lighweight high carbon steel. Technically, it was still a hi-tensile steel but was drawn to quite thin gauge and was similar to Columbus Zeta.
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I got the bike. More scratches than I hoped. Paid 50$ on it.






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That looks like a sweet score to me. I imagine the wheels alone are worth that.

I've never seen such a tiny piece of shifter housing in the rear! It can't shift well, can it?
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The bike is 22 lbs, like it is now.
Tullio tubing, 21" frame size
Campagnolo Nuovo Grand Sport rear derailleur, unknown front derailleur
Campagnolo shifters
Ofmega crank set (whatever is left...)
Miche hubs with Mavic rims
3 ttt bars and stem
Weimann 600 front brake, Universal (Modolo?) rear brake.
On the BB is the s.n. 82 M xxxx and another number 21, maybe 82 is the year of fabrication and 21 the size?
I dont know if it is shifting the cable is broken
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Probably Atala's basic racing bike for amateurs, equivalent to a Gitane Interclub. Almost certainly the same fork and frame design, wheelbase, etc., as their Professional model. Too bad about the scratches, but it's still a beautiful bike.

About the Tullio tubing---that means that the frame is plain-gauge high-tensile steel, but I'd be proud to own that bike anyway. I used to have Bianchi Eco Pista, built with plain-gauge Columbus Aelle tubing, so roughly equivalent, and to this day I think that, of all the bikes I've owned, I enjoyed the ride of that bike best.
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Probably the bike is 82.
I have a full Campagnolo Nuovo Record group except brake levers. It is marked 82, and almost mint condition.
Is it worth building the bike with those or?
What components should I use?
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Is it Nuovo Record worthy?......
Most in the C&V circles might expect at least Reynolds 531 or Columbus SL tubing to get to that level, but other than the RD and the crank arms, the NR gruppo is frankly, quite plain looking, so it shouldn't look too lost at all on your frame, especially as it has quite nice looking windowed lugs, a good compliment of brazed on items and forged dropouts.... a very nice Italian classic steel race bike that can swing NR gruppo, easy!
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Originally Posted by marius.suiram View Post
Probably the bike is 82.
I have a full Campagnolo Nuovo Record group except brake levers. It is marked 82, and almost mint condition.
Is it worth building the bike with those or?
What components should I use?
Save the NR for something a bit fancier ---- the Atala is a neat bike, but building it similar to what it would have been stock would probably be more appropriate -- get another chainring and front derailleur, -- figure out what type of brakeset it actually used and source another one -- stuff like that

---- but as has been said many times -- its your bike, your rules

PS -- for $50, my wallet may have caught fire from exiting my pants so fast -- good score
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