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Old 09-30-17, 07:03 AM
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Show me your Atala Bikes

I purchased an Atala bike on FleeBay which I should be receiving in a few days, but I have found no Atala bikes with the same paint scheme. I am sure there are some owners here! Please post pics, and if you know, the model.

This is a pic from the auction site, but I will get better pics. I will post some better pics once it arrives. I believe it to be an 85 model. Thanks!


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Old 09-30-17, 08:40 AM
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If anyone has a blue & white Competezione, I'd love to see a photo.
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My Clunker 100 Challenge contender from a few years ago. Don't know what model, but it is a nice ride, and I still use this bike as shown for winter errands, like when I take my car to the shop for a service.

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Old 09-30-17, 11:14 AM
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My Clunker 100 Challenge contender from a few years ago. Don't know what model, but it is a nice ride, and I still use this bike as shown for winter errands, like when I take my car to the shop for a service.

Cool! Where is the marking for the model on these bikes? The guy I bought it from thought it was Campione Del Mundo, but I know that is not the model. Thanks - Chris
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Old 09-30-17, 11:32 AM
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I don't know if Atala actually put model names on the bikes. From what I've seen, my bike - with Falck tubing - could be a Corsa GS.
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On my old Grand Prix, the model was on the top tube.

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I've owned this one- and sold it- TWICE!





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I've owned this one- and sold it- TWICE!





Wow, nice!
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Yeah, it was pretty nice. CroMor frame tubing, lots of nice panto details. Bought it as a bare frame with few miles and used a nearly new 1050 six speed Shimano 105 group on it. Sold it to a guy with a baby who wanted to put an infant seat on it, later found it wouldn't fit and it sat in his garage for a year. He called me up and asked me to sell it for him; which I did for a (very) modest fee. Really a very, very pretty and capable bike.
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I have an Atala sample size of two. On my '70 Super Professional, there is a roughly diamond-shaped sticker just above the shift levers. On a '71 Competizione which briefly passed through my hands, there was a barely visible (white-on-yellow) sticker in basically that same location.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8Lah7hSJaC76fYj53

https://www.flickr.com/gp/49705339@N00/M49fW3
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
I have an Atala sample size of two. On my '70 Super Professional, there is a roughly diamond-shaped sticker just above the shift levers. On a '71 Competizione which briefly passed through my hands, there was a barely visible (white-on-yellow) sticker in basically that same location.

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Cool, thanks for posting this!
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rccardr and I seem to have the same frame, based on fork/chrome/Cromor sticker.

Not sure about the model--some Atalas don't seem to be named. But I think you specify them as:

Atala [insert tubing] [insert groupset].

(No idea what to do with a mixed group.)

Anyway, here's mine. I've built and rebuilt it several times over the past couple summers, trying all kinds of whackadoodle variations (1x10, mtb mech/shifter, gevenalle shifters, butterfly/trekking bars, etc.) But it works best kitted with classic/conventional road bits and some nice tires.



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I had a 70's era Giro D'Italia model Atala before I figured out that even if you can mount and ride a 25" frame it doesn't mean its a fit.

Atala by Ryan Surface, on Flickr
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Thanks for the pics guys! Was travelling this week, so catching up. I am still working on the setup for mine. While it is fine as it, except the Flite saddle which I will replace, not sure it is how I want it. I will probably put different wheels on and considering either Super Record or early C-Record or Chorus. I love the tubulars, but think I am better off with clinchers.
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A recent repaint project. The original was silver with blue too.










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A recent repaint project. The original was silver with blue too.
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I used to have this one years ago. I built it up for my ex. She rode it twice.









@mikemowbz's significant other is the current owner, and it's my understanding that in the summertime the bike gets lots of exercise

Oh, the frame is a repaint (by Omar in Glendale, AZ) and I did the restoration of the headbadge.

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I have been lucky enough to have two lovely older Atala bicycles come my way. The first Atala was sold, years ago...


But I got lucky and this one is still a member of my little collection of vintage bicycles...
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605c Atala

Built this bike for my son. Bought the frameset from an eBay seller in Italy. I had it powder coated, added the decals, and hand painted the details. Wheels are 650c tubulars.






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This is an immaculate Atala. Great paint job/restoration. Parts are very similar to mine. I'll have to post pics of mine.
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Folks that particularly enjoy very old Atala bikes with the ancient manual rod shifted front derailleurs, may want to follow this ancient atala discussion:

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/atala-50s-60s.199885/
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I guess that I missed this thread the first time around, but now that it's back here is mine!




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