Re: [Classicrendezvous] Atala


Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 09:51:59 -0500
From: Steve Freides <sjf11@idt.net>
Organization: Friday's Computer, Inc.
To: brian blum <brianblum@hotmail.com>
CC: richardsachs@juno.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Atala
References: <LAW2-F271nU5JzUIDk400006624@hotmail.com>


I'm an Atala fan. I got one from Zach White a year or three ago and it's just my weird size, 52 in the seat tube and 56 in the top tube. Lugged, although they're sort of industrial looking lugs, long chainstays, and it serves as my everyday around town and commuting bike. Fenders, 700C sewups, fixed gear (44x20), Nitto B115 bar, lights front and back. It makes me happy.

Mine happens to be a much better bike than the Bianchi I own.

-S-

brian blum wrote:
>
> That was my next question, why are there no Atala fans? They were quite
> popular back in the late 60's was the quality not as good as Bianchi? I
> liked the chrome.
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>
> To: brianblum@hotmail.com
> CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Eugene sloans book / Olmo / Mystery
> Frame?????????????
> Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 17:06:09 -0500
>
> if i recall, it was an atala 101.
> e-RICHIE
>
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2000 20:19:40 "brian blum" <brianblum@hotmail.com> writes:
> > I picked up an old repainted bike last night. It had a seat cluster
> > simular
> > to the bike pictured on the back cover of the original "The Complete
> > Book of
> > Bicycling" (it was a blue frame only the rear half shown). The bike
> > I
> > obtained has brazed on cable stops so it has no housing on the top
> > tube. It
> > also has a double slotted BB shell, Campy Dropouts, Short rake fork
> > with a
> > crown profile simular to the Raleigh International with the long
> > middle
> > tougue. Very short lugs sockets hybid head lugs a hybrid of Colnago
> > lugs
> > with extra details (morphing toward Nervex Pro Lugs). I could not
> > resist. It
> > was fitted with non original SR frt and rear derailleurs, record
> > crank,
> > brakes and H/S, Simplex retrofriction levers and jap assorted. 70mm
> > BB
> > fluted chainstays. What could it be? Owner said some had
> > speculated Olmo.
> > And what is the gorgeous Blue bike on The Complete Book of
> > Bicycling? JPEGS
> > WILL eventually come.
> >