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1972 Atala Record (?) Columbus & Campagnolo

Old 02-25-24, 07:27 PM
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1972 Atala Record (?) Columbus & Campagnolo

This is my second Atala, the first being the Pista I restored a while ago. Found this beauty locally for a whopping $60.
It appears to be original however information on these specific models seems to be mixed. Columbus tubing with full Campagnolo with the only exceptions being the brakes and brake levers (unmarked).
From experience I'm certain I can get her looking close to new which is what I'm most lookig forward to most.
I'm certain she was imported long ago by Village Cycles family in the late 60's.

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Very nice, and I'm sure that will clean up nicely. I see a lot of Evaporust in your future.

Why are you calling it a Swiss beauty? It's Italian you know.
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Originally Posted by Yune_Garage
Found this locally for $60.
My kinda deal: the NR rd pays for the rest of the bike. And with high flange hubs!
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Very nice, and I'm sure that will clean up nicely. I see a lot of Evaporust in your future.

Why are you calling it a Swiss beauty? It's Italian you know.
AH, I mixed up Atala with Allegro! Thanks
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Looks pretty much original , and in nice shape . Just a bit of cleaning. A bike like that for $60 …in Los Angeles? WOW! To clean it right , and get the light rust off , I would completely disassemble, clean , grease , and reassemble with new cables ,chain, tires , and bar wrap. Still a very good deal.
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It does look original, except for rims and tires. Here's a spec sheet from BITD:
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manufactured by the Cesare Rizzato firm

Atala best known of the six or so marques the company produced; also performed some contract work

lug pattern Prugnat 62/d




nominal frame size as measured in inches marked in two places on underside of bottom bracket shell



manufacturer catalogue page of 1971


the cycle's 3TTT Gran Prix model stem had bee superseded in 1971 by the launch of the Record model stem

it's presence on the machine a case of manufacturer using up what was on the shelf



https://classicrendezvous.com/countr...n/italy/atala/


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Originally Posted by Kabuki12
Looks pretty much original , and in nice shape . Just a bit of cleaning. A bike like that for $60 …in Los Angeles? WOW! To clean it right , and get the light rust off , I would completely disassemble, clean , grease , and reassemble with new cables ,chain, tires , and bar wrap. Still a very good deal.
Definitely, thats my usual routine. Bare frame. Thanks Kabuki.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
It does look original, except for rims and tires. Here's a spec sheet from BITD:
Awesome info thank you very much
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manufactured by the Cesare Rizzato firm

Atala best known of the six or so marques the company produced; also performed some contract work

lug pattern Prugnat 62/d




nominal frame size as measured in inches marked in two places on underside of bottom bracket shell



manufacturer catalogue page of 1971


the cycle's 3TTT Gran Prix model stem had bee superseded in 1971 by the launch of the Record model stem

it's presence on the machine a case of manufacturer using up what was on the shelf



https://classicrendezvous.com/countr...n/italy/atala/


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Fantastic! I appreciate this Juvela,.
Considering its in this condition I wonder what happened to the Atala & Professional Record lettering.
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I'd feel a whole lot better about your great deal if that bike were not my size!
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I'd feel a whole lot better about your great deal if that bike were not my size!
LOL!
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That’s a great pickup for $60! I love those kind of relatively inexpensive, labor intensive rehab projects!
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Great bike and you WILL love the ride quality. I truly enjoyed mine...

That said, I had an old catalog, years ago, and the Atala came with Universal stoppers (as are fitted to the OP's bike) or could be ordered with Campy brakes. Either would, in my opinion, be considered original/ I kept the Universals...

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Levers are Universal
Lot of work but love the chrome lugs including the seat cluster!
You might be surprised with the results of an OA bath and clean up.
Keep us posted.
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