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Newest pickup - 67 Atala - correct decals?

Old 07-04-22, 09:28 AM
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Newest pickup - 67 Atala - correct decals?

I found on the web that smontanaro has had one of these pass thru his hands.
If the first 2 digits are the year then this is a 1967 Model Competizione, the oldest bike in my shop.
Though the NR rear derailleur has a '71 date, and the FD is a concurrent pre-circlip type.
Also came with Universal 61 calipers, so he had this more kitted out like the Record model.
Came with crushed dropouts, but they appear to be OK after straightening. Time will tell I guess.

What are the correct style of decals for this model and date? All of the web images I found looked like either repaints, or like mine, original paint and gone decals.
I've seen block & cursive, but on the images where there are very faint remnants, it appears to be a very "rounded" style.






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...probably there are more authoritative opinions than mine here, but they used this style for a long time.
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Ex Pres I believe this is the correct font for the downtube decal (nicked from Greg Softley's cyclomondo.net site). YMMV for the other bits. I believe your frame would have a head badge so the decal there would be unnecessary, and the stylized diamond foil is for the Super Pro.

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interesting to note that the junction betwixt paint and chrome on the taper tubes is straight

on many of this model from this era there is a "vee" shape

Rizzato seemed to go back and forth between the two designs

lug pattern: Prugnat 62/d

frame size in inches will be marked in two places on the underside of the shell

this livery employed at least through the 1972 model year


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This is my 1969 Atala Professional, complete with original decals. At one time, I had an Atala that was identical to the OP's frame/fork set. Though not positive, I am pretty sure that the art on my 1969 Pro would match the OP's bike. That said, it has been many years since I researched my Atala. What I did learn then was that the Pro sported chrome head tube and seat tube lugs. The OP's does not show the chromed seat tube lug, so it is likely that it is a model below the Professional Anyway, my guess is that the decals are still similar, if not identical...

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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
This is my 1969 Atala Professional, complete with original decals. At one time, I had an Atala that was identical to the OP's frame/fork set. Though not positive, I am pretty sure that the art on my 1969 Pro would match the OP's bike. That said, it has been many years since I researched my Atala. What I did learn then was that the Pro sported chrome head tube and seat tube lugs. The OP's does not show the chromed seat tube lug, so it is likely that it is a model below the Professional Anyway, my guess is that the decals are still similar, if not identical...

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