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Help! I need an appraisal for an Atala road bike from the mid-80s?

Old 08-30-12, 10:00 AM
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Help! I need an appraisal for an Atala road bike from the mid-80s?

Thanks, y'all.

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Old 08-30-12, 09:30 PM
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It's a beautiful bike but I'm not so good at gauging the Campagnolo so without knowing what components those are specifically it's had to put a value on it. Also, I see a Columbus sticker but what type of Columbus tubing is it?

Around here you'd be looking at no less than $300 from what I can see. If I had more info, probably more.
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Old 08-31-12, 01:15 AM
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Looks like a mid-tier Italian bike. Campagnolo 980 rear derailleur and Triomphe cranks. Maybe Columbus Tre-tubi? I'd venture about $350 is a good start. The water bottle is desirable but the NOS ones fetch the most; used is less.
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A lot of people ask for prices on eBay, it doesn't mean they get them. The bottle/cage also doesn't really add money to the bike...you'd be better off selling it separately. $50 is possible, I usually pay less.

I think the above estimates are a little high...$250ish on a good day.
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About the size of that Atala's frame, it's definitely smaller than a 54cm....Most likely a 42 - 48cm max. you have there.
Looks to be in very good condition. I agree about selling the Campy aero bottle and cage separately to get more money. In mint/NOS condition, those bottles can sometimes go for just below a hundred bucks on a good day.

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Old 08-31-12, 09:25 AM
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Advice duly ignored.
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
Ha! Well, you never know. My advice to the OP is if you get an offer for half your asking price or more, take it and don't look back.
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He might get lucky - it happens.
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Laughable.
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I'll never understand the selective hearing that these sellers have. If anything they're hurting their cause: now when a prospective buyer goes to google this bike, guess what they're going to find? This thread.

If you're going to shoot the moon with your asking price, you might as well keep ignorance on your side.
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Actually, I agree with Aaron. There are plenty of folks in this town with more money than research skills, and they're not afraid to spend it. The $250-300 figures suggested above are slightly on the low side for Miami, I could see this bike selling as-is for around $500 here.
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Actually, I agree with Aaron. There are plenty of folks in this town with more money than research skills, and they're not afraid to spend it. The $250-300 figures suggested above are slightly on the low side for Miami, I could see this bike selling as-is for around $500 here.
Seriously? For low end Campy and a poorly regarded builder? I'm not challenging you, I'm just surprised. If it were $200 I'd pass as not enough profit potential.

Philly isn't a bad market and I've had bikes a lot nicer than that one that didn't bring $500.
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It might take a few weeks, but I'd be surprised if it didn't bring that much. Our market is not very sophisticated, they just like flashy stuff. Campagnolo (doesn't even matter what group) + Italian frame = quick money...

I can't tell you how many times I've had people say "ooh, Campagnolo!" when they saw my Nuovo Gran Sport equipped Super Course
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
Not quite.

When I first placed the thread, I checked every hour and so and didn't get a lightning-fast response . I had subscribed, and so I assumed that I'd receive an email once a reply was made*- I never did.

The price point on Craigslist was a suggestion through a bike enthusiast with 15 years in the business. I just came back on to this thread today, and the suggestions seem much more valid, so the advice here is greatly appreciated.

I'm not too familiar with all the fancy-shmancy bike terms these days (the other day, I was finally told what a fixie means), but the original Campagnolo components are the pedals, the brown rubber thing near the brakes - many other parts, too.

I'm setting this bike at $400, as of today.

Again, all advice is greatly appreciated, and certainly not ignored.

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Old 09-01-12, 09:51 AM
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it's an atala '88 or '89 professionali victory, not a "Officine Atala Meccaniche ". here in japan you could get $1,500 with no problem. in the states, i don't know. it's got good things going for it. at that point, atala was still making good bikes. it looks to be in pretty nice condition. the frame is chromed, and i'd guess the fork probably is, too. fairly nice lugs. to most people, there's no such thing as inexpensive campy components. however, they aren't nos, and the late 80's isn't old enough to be vintage.

i'd suggest doing some maintainance and polishing and put on a fresh set of tubes and tires. then look in craigslist in the major cities around the u.s., see what similar bikes are going for, and then put it on ebay about 5 or 6 weeks before christmas.

better components, but check this out https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bod/3225455249.html
also not the same model https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/bik/3221890984.html


p.s. just noted your new post as i was about to post this. with that bike, it would be well worth doing your homework first. good luck though.
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$1500 for that Atala in Japan??!!
Holy cow!!
!If that's the case, I might sell my modded up 84 PSV for over $1K over there then!...that just does not compute!....

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Originally Posted by philso View Post
it's an atala '88 or '89 professionali victory, not a "Officine Atala Meccaniche ". here in japan you could get $1,500 with no problem. in the states, i don't know. it's got good things going for it. at that point, atala was still making good bikes. it looks to be in pretty nice condition. the frame is chromed, and i'd guess the fork probably is, too. fairly nice lugs. to most people, there's no such thing as inexpensive campy components. however, they aren't nos, and the late 80's isn't old enough to be vintage.

i'd suggest doing some maintainance and polishing and put on a fresh set of tubes and tires. then look in craigslist in the major cities around the u.s., see what similar bikes are going for, and then put it on ebay about 5 or 6 weeks before christmas.

better components, but check this out https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bod/3225455249.html
also not the same model https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/bik/3221890984.html


p.s. just noted your new post as i was about to post this. with that bike, it would be well worth doing your homework first. good luck though.
Wow, thank you for the useful information. Does the value go down if I replace the tires? It seems there's push-and-pull between some users who claim it's $200, and others who are saying it's worth a little more of value. I'll work with what I can, honestly. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by catania88954 View Post
Not quite.

When I first placed the thread, I checked every hour and so and didn't get a lightning-fast response . I had subscribed, and so I assumed that I'd receive an email once a reply was made*- I never did.

The price point on Craigslist was a suggestion through a bike enthusiast with 15 years in the business. I just came back on to this thread today, and the suggestions seem much more valid, so the advice here is greatly appreciated.

I'm not too familiar with all the fancy-shmancy bike terms these days (the other day, I was finally told what a fixie means), but the original Campagnolo components are the pedals, the brown rubber thing near the brakes - many other parts, too.

I'm setting this bike at $400, as of today.

Again, all advice is greatly appreciated, and certainly not ignored.
Thanks for not taking my snarkiness personally. Good new tires will help the value, but cheap tires won't really add any, they'll just reduce a buyer's haggling leverage a bit.

One could buy a lot less for $400 in Miami and I see that the ad is gone, so hopefully you've sold it by now.
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