Re: [CR]Atala help

Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 19:26:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Atala help
In-Reply-To: <>

> I just purchased an Atala frame off Ebay, item > #3689413211. It was listed as a 60s model. Could > anyone on the list provide info as to what model > it might be and what components it may have come > with? ...You won't hurt my feelings if it's not > a high end model, I like it anyway.

Fred, Based on the various Atalas I've owned, worked on and seen, I suspect that this is at the very least the bottom part of Alala's high end. If the seatpost size is 26.8mm, it's made from what we now call Columbus SP or perhaps Falck tubing. If the seatpost is 27.2mm (if such thin walled Columbus tubing available at that time) then it's an even higher end model. I would expect this frame to have come with Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleurs, Campagnolo hubs, Universal brakes and a Magistroni crankset. Of course, the frames I'm most familair with are a bit newwer than this one, so I won't be insulted by any corrections to my guesses. Best regards, Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia