Re: Re: [CR]Outing 1930's Atala(?)


Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:23:33 -0700
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
To: artlink@columnssanantonio.com
Subject: Re: Re: [CR]Outing 1930's Atala(?)
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Here's the ad copy for that splendidly original seeming old racing bike translated as best I can into English (the original Italian isn't great):

Fantastic find! An ultra-light vintage racing bicycle, totally complete with wood-rimmed wheels, functions perfectly. The photos speak for themselves. From a clearance of old warehouses this splendid bicycle has emerged intact. I repeat, complete, functional and well-preserved. It has its original spokes, wood rims, vintage Pirelli tires, perfect saddle, pedals with slightly rusty toeclips needing only a good cleaning, working brakes with period shoes. It also has what i believe to be an optional waterbottle or magazine holder on the handlebars, also period in metal. The tires, incredibly, seem sound, I inflated them needing only an air pump. I have only wiped away the old dust and cobwebs, done a bit of oiling and nothing else. I leave to the true connoisseurs the pleasure of restoring her to a new life. Shipment possible as an oversized package at a cost of 35 euro. Frame is painted blue, I cannot find any labels. As far as the brand, a bicycle seller told me it is probably an Atala. Don't wait until the last minute to make an offer or for sale by other means.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320142068061

Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA USA

On 7/30/07, Art Link <artlink@columnssanantonio.com> wrote:
>
> Looks like a collapsible bottle holder. Art Link,San Antonio,TX,USA
>
> Michael Skolones <michael.skolones@gmail.com> wrote: Date: Mon, 30 Jul
> 2007 12:14:58 -0500
> From: "Michael Skolones" <michael.skolones@gmail.com>
> To: artlink@columnssanantonio.com
> Subject: Re: [CR]Outing 1930's Atala(?)
>
> I can't read Italian effectively, so I don't know if the posting answered
> my question. What is that thing on top of the stem? I've never seen one
> before.
>
> Mike Skolones
> St Louis, MO, USA