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help w/Italian frameset - ATALA(8 posts)

help w/Italian frameset - ATALAJiggy
Aug 16, 2001 5:19 AM
Looking for shop that sells these... I have the mfger's info and there is no US distributor. Any Italian, UK or other European shops carry these?
Good luck...Greg Taylor
Aug 16, 2001 6:19 AM
I found an old one during a dumpster-diving excursion a while back. What a ghastly bike. Whoever brazed that thing together certainly had bad day. The tube ends looked like they were cut with a hedge trimmer: the ends were uneven and they were crushed where they had been jammed into the lug. The bottom bracket was a total horror show -- the tube ends were "trimmed" by running them over with the tap that was used to cut the threads in the shell. It wasn't a total loss as I did get a bunch of nice "budget" Campy Valentino stuff off of it, though.
Good luck...Jack S
Aug 16, 2001 6:28 AM
new Atalas are quite nice looking... not sure what the ride is like though.

The Valentino-equipped thing you found must be from at least the 70s. Have you ever wondered why somebody tossed it???
Yes, it was pretty old...Greg Taylor
Aug 16, 2001 6:41 AM
...and tired. It was a refugee from a yard sale -- no one bought it, so it was out by the kerb for the trash the next morning. Flat tires, dusty, and obviously in need of work. You could tell that it had been a pretty nice looking bike when it was new -- the head-tube lugs and chain/seat stays were chromed. I took it home with the intention of using the frame for a project, but when I stripped it down I decided that it was just too scary looking to fiddle with. I kept the Campy stuff and the head-tube badge, which is really pretty neat looking.
re: help w/Italian frameset - ATALAmmaggi
Aug 16, 2001 7:19 AM
La Bicicletta OnLine (http://www.cycling.it/) has a review of the Atala 5000.

I uses Easton Elite tubing (7005 series) with an integrated headset by Atala. The complete bicycle they tested had Campy Daytona, Evo Arc 642N carbon fibre fork, Airline Vuelta wheels (2,880g). The total weight of the bike is 8.8kg (19.4lbs).

Put Mavic Open Pros and upgrade to Campy Chorus and the weight should come down to approximately 17lbs. Don't know why they have such anchors on this frame.

Doesn't say where you can purchase it.

Their website (http://www.atala.it) doesn't have any road racing frames or bikes.
BTW... Price...mmaggi
Aug 16, 2001 7:23 AM
The Atala 5000 bicycle that was tested by La Bicicletta Online (http://www.cycling.it) is approx $1,750 in Italia.

Here in the states, if you find it, could be close to $2,000 if not more.
several are listed on the sitegregario
Aug 16, 2001 8:35 AM
framesets and complete bikes, in steel, alu, and the now ubiquitous alu with carbon seatstays
Got itmmaggi
Aug 16, 2001 9:45 AM
Need to click on Atala on top and then the proceeding page you need to click on corsa.

Finally got it.