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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:27 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hi all. I'm just about to do a full rebuild on this Atala I've owned for a few years. It was acquired from Romania by a friend who then sold it to me and I completed the build.

Excuse the NDS shot. Its 58cm, built in Dedacciai Zero 18 MCDV6 HT - a heat treated, lightweight tubeset, frame and fork both. This frame seems to be a tribute/styled on the late 80s Professionisti model, with a (very fragile!) cromovelato laquer finish. All the text and logos are decals applied over the laquer. As well as the tubeset stickers there is also a sticker on the underside of the downtube marked "MCP 00"

If my research is correct, the tubing pins it mid 90s or later, so perhaps a 2000 production judging by the MCP sticker?

I found this build with a similar era frame; http://bicyclepointofview.blogspot.com/ ... udget.html

Any model details, catalogue or general info on Atala from the 90s onward much appreciated as there doesn't seem much about this era on the web, and their current range is more town/utility/low end focused - I believe they were bought out in the early 2000s.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:06 pm 
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Gorgeous finish. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:29 pm 
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I seem to remember that Atala often sponsored a pro team, their jerseys being very distinctive with blue (?) and white horizontal hoops?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:19 pm 
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Yes, the famous 'convict' look! I might have to get a jersey when i finish this build. :D

http://2velo.com/atala-bicycle-catalogs/#!

As far as I can tell this was in their 80s heyday. If you check out the '87 catalogue links here on 2Velo you can see the Professionisti that I think my frame is styled on.


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