Re: [CR] Need info on Atala Record Pro


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Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 21:43:32 -0400
From: David Neuhaus <david@neustudio.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Thread-Topic: Need info on Atala Record Pro
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Subject: Re: [CR] Need info on Atala Record Pro


Michael -

I am the temporary guardian of my cousin's blue & white Atala Professional that he bought from Stuyvesant Bicycles in Manhattan. It also has a Reynolds 531 frameset. I just checked the derailleur and crank arms, and they are stamped 73.

Stuyvesant was the distributor of Atalas, at least on the East coast, and my cousin was told that Reynolds 531 was being used while the Columbus factory workers were striking and Columbus tubing was unavailable.

Makes it a nice rarity!

Dave Neuhaus Fanwood, NJ USA.


> I just picked up a 1977 Atala Record Professional. I say '77 because
> that's the date on the cranks and rear derailleur. The frame has a
> Reynolds 531 decal on the seat tube. This seems pretty odd. I've
> checked the CR page and find nothing about these bikes using Reynolds
> tubing, so I wonder if a previous owner added the decal. Could this
> frame really be made from 531? ?
>
> Michael Allison
> New York, NY