Re: [Classicrendezvous] Atala


Example: Framebuilders

Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 22:38:46 -0500
To: PeterGrenader <peterg@ixpres.com>, brian blum <brianblum@hotmail.com>
From: Harvey M Sachs <sachs@erols.com>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Atala
Cc: richardsachs@juno.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <3A254E57.B3D7CDF2@ixpres.com>
References: <LAW2-F271nU5JzUIDk400006624@hotmail.com>


Atalas were certainly sold in NYC by the early to mid-60s. As an engagement present in 19xx (classified info), I gave my bride a used one I bought in Houston from a fellow student from NYC. It had cast lugs, with big lugs. The chrome was customary Italian quality.... It came with nice steel forged cottered cranks, full Columbus tubing, Campy HF hubs, etc. Over the years we upgraded it; a very nice ride. Eventully I had it rechromed by motorcycle shop that also did a lovely blue candy finish. One stay rusted through a few years later -- from the inside. I replaced it.

I certainly saw many more Atalas than Frejus, Legnano, etc. Quality generally seemed bit better than Bottechia, but below Cinelli, etc.

But, the fog of time obscures the rear view...

harvey sachs

At 11:43 AM 11/29/2000 -0700, PeterGrenader wrote:
> I liked the head angle - 75 DEGREES, bay-bay
>
>peter
>LA
>
>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.
> > >