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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:16 pm 
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Hello all,
Not sure if this is the correct place to post this. ......
I picked up this frame for £35 + a box of campag bits. It was badly painted black, cleaned it off to reveal a nice greeny blue colour. I would really like some help finding out what model this frame is/age/more about the builders. I have googled, but to no real avail..... Besides the very limited Wikipedia info. ATALA pantographed into fork, Campag dropouts, Italian BB, 27.0 seat-post, fast back seat stay, SL on BB shell and without a chain stay!?
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Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:33 pm 
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Atala were italian suppliers of cycling kit in the 70's to the late 80's (I think).....we used to sell Atala Sport cycling shoes but not the frames.

America seemed the destination of exported Atala frames.....

Looks nice :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:53 pm 
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thats about as far as i have got.....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:03 pm 
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There was also Atala frames and yours seems to be made with columbus SL. I would expect that seatpost to be 27.2mm and not 27mm. I would guess that's from the 80's.

That's a great Italian frame you got there. Enjoy! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:08 pm 
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anyone know how i can find old catalogs of Atala bikes/frames?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:20 pm 
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I wonder if that was made in the Bianchi era and would be in Bianchi catalogues......... think Bianchi got involved later though?

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mmmmm. i did not know Bianchi was building with or for atala.......it is in Bianchi colours....


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:10 pm 
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I have just got a NOS Atala San Remo frameset from Italy..Made in Columbus Alle tubing - super multi colour paint job and Chrome !!

Anyone remember the 'convict' team jerseys of the 80's 90's ????


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Looking at the frame, would think is late 80's early 90's as its got the rear brake cable inside the top tube which is very late 80's design..

Get a top paint job and it will look awesome..


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pictures? :D


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