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Old 05-23-14, 03:07 PM
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Frame ID help

Posting this for someone not on the forum. All I know are these 3 pics and that it was his uncles "from the 70's" Thanks

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has experienced a head on collision at some point which deformed the top tube.

repair cost likely as not not worth the candle.
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Must have been a pretty hefty crash. Lower head tube lug severed as well.
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Looks Italian. Maybe Atala. But that frame is toast.
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+1 most likely an Atala but the frame is toast. Just ouch I doubt the rider walked away from the crash.
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Yes he understands its toast-ness His post on the FB NYC Fixed group is thus: "Sup yall, been trying for years to figure out what frame this is... Got it from my uncle whose had it since the 70s. She Snapped on a taxi a year ago "

I think he just wants to *know.* RIP

I also thought Italian or Japanese from the minimal curved lugs. sloping fork crown. pierced front lug noteworthy. seatstays to seat lug.. ordinary. BB lug is.. unusual. headset (original?) is ordinary. I will try to get any dropout markings from the owner.
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more and more looks awkwardly Japanese to me. Lugs trying to look elegant but not really, for example.
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Those were my pics. I posted them on the FGNYC page. The crash was pretty tame. Taxi dead stopped in no traffic to drop off a fair in the middle of the street and I ran into him. Didn't even leave my seat. I was just looking for a little information. Over the years, Not a single bike shop I ever went to could figure out the frame. The Frames pretty special to my family. My uncle snatched it from a looted bike shop during the 77' NYC blackout. I plan to make a shrine in the living room for her.
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HAHA. Now I am going to pretend i knew all along, having seen several chromed Raleighs and that odd BB... look at this:

and LOL from this forum! https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...d-stuff-3.html

What do y'all think?

Is the fork a replacement - a red herring?
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compare and contrast. this is an 80.. maybe OP is earlier. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...ning-pics.html
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Yeah its definitely an Atala. all evidence points to it. Thanks guys. She may rest easy...
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New photo.



A real track bike! What a loss.
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More news. Fork a replacement Cinelli! LOL
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maybe it is an Atala... Bike Works NYC Collections-Atala track bike

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