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Atala(3 posts)

AtalaJiggy
Aug 13, 2001 5:37 AM
anyone know of a US or UK source for Atala framesets?
re: Atalaboy nigel
Aug 13, 2001 5:58 AM
Jiggy,

My first racing bike was an Atala, and I bought it at Stuyvesant Bicycles here in NYC. They were the main--if not exclusive--importer of Atalas, Bottechias, Scapins, Somecs, Cinellis, and other classic Italian brands until the mid or late 90s. This shop closed a few years ago, but A Bicycle Shop took its place. The new owner was either a worker or a co-owner at Stuy, though. Give them a call; they just may be able to put you in contact with the importing company (if Atalas are still made).
Their info is: 345 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 691-6149

They were never exactly the best Italian frames around, though, and couldn't really compete with DeRosas, Pinarellos, Colnagos, et. al., as far as craftsmanship was concerned. I know that they were ridden to a few world championships in the 80s or thereabouts, but they never really had the prestige that other Italian bikes had. They were known as workhorse (and kind of heavy) Columbus frames without all that much finesse.

Mine served me well, though. I've still got it, but will be junking it soon since I've gotten a new bike since then (No room in my little apartment).

I hope this helped.
Nigel
Contact this site...Cima Coppi
Aug 13, 2001 6:05 AM
Their website has a description of Atala frames, but only a link to the website in Italy (which is mostly in Italian). William Andrews may know more about how to contact a distributor.

IDEAL CYCLING CAMP
C/- William Andrews
40 E72 Street, 4C
New York City, New York 10021 USA
Telephone +212 288 6103
Email: wandrews@idealcyclingcamp.com

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