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Road Test/Bike Review (1972) Atala Professional Record

Old 03-20-19, 08:03 AM
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Road Test/Bike Review (1972) Atala Professional Record

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Touring gear range - with a 42*23 low.
I'm obviously not cut from the same cloth.

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This bike was on my short list when this was written.
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Back in the 70's I cant remember seeing an Atala Pro road bike. Atala track bikes were around, saw those.
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I didn't know that they were using induction brazing at that time. For a production bicycle, that is probably the best way to build a frame. Nice bike BTW.
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A teacher at our high school had this model and toured on it. In fact he took a group of us down the Natchez Trace Parkway one year. Spent a week riding it and had the time of our lives.
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