Re: [CR]Atala outing

From: "aldoross4" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Atala outing
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:10:27 -0500

The long-handled version of the cambio Corsa was not just for touring bikes...

Aldo Ross Middletown, Ohio Etats Unis

Archive-URL: From: Hughethornton(AT) Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:15:21 EDT Subject: Re: [CR]Atala outing

This Atala appears to have the long control levers, which I had heard were more of a touring setup. This makes sense in that the rider would be in a higher position and not want to reach down to the shorter levers which would be more natural for a racer.

Hugh Thornton Cheshire, England

In a message dated 18/07/2007 18:56:02 GMT Standard Time, artlink(AT) writes:

Italian ebay has on offer an interesting Atala with Campag. cambio a due leve #200127811935 now at Eur$250, ships worldwide. No relation to seller. Art Link,San Antonio,TX,USA

----- Original Message Follows -----
From: Jan Heine <>
To: "Mitch Harris" <>
Cc: Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: history rewritten on Versus TV
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:58:10 -0700

> At 9:41 AM -0600 7/20/07, Mitch Harris wrote:


> > finally permitted in the Tour de France in

> >1937. Racers back then mostly used the Osgear Super

> Champion. >

> >(paragraph removed)

> >

> >The parallelogram derailleur seems to have been invented

> that year >

> >

> >Which year?


> Sorry about that. I added a paragraph between the TdF

> mention and the Nivex. The Nivex was patented in 1937 and

> entered production in 1938. The first review of the Nivex

> that I have found was in Cyclotourisme 7/1938. That issue

> also contained an ad that stressed the constant chain gap

> of the Nivex, a feature that still is considered paramount

> for consistent shifting across the gear range.


> Jan Heine

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