Re: [CR] Need info on Atala Record Pro

Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

From: Emilio Bozzi <>
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Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 18:45:09 -0700
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Subject: Re: [CR] Need info on Atala Record Pro


Like Masi, Legnano and Frejus (plus others), Italian builders including Atala used Reynolds tubing instead of Columbus or Falck, just many Italian brands used Brooks saddles instead of Unicas. I am not sure when and if there was eventually a whole concerted shift to Italian tubing on Italian bike. The fact that Reynolds was even used by the Italians is surely a testiment to its quality. Plus I think Reynolds tubing came out in the early 1930s and Columbus "may" not have come out until much later. How much later I dunno, but am sure somebody on this list can tell you. Best Regards- Nels Cone Seattle WA
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> Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 18:31:30 -0400
> Subject: [CR] Need info on Atala Record Pro
> Fellow Bike Nuts:
> 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