Impressive vintage Atala track bike in very good used condition. Manufactured in 1985, at the height of team Atala’s World track dominance. Columbus Aelle tubing. Gipiemme Special group set. San Marco Concor Supercorsa saddle with SR Laprade seat post. Suntour Suberbe track pedals with Cinelli cages. Cinelli handle bar and stem. Fiamme Speedy rims w/ Clement Pistard sew up tires. Some scrapes and scratches on top tube and stays. Frame measures 52cm (both seat and top tube). Bike weighs 18.5 pounds.
Never seen one.
Up for auction: A used late 1970’s Atala Pista with Columbus SL tubing. 53 cm seat tube ctc. Top tube is 54 ctc. Stand over height is slightly over 31 inches. Bike has been painted a deep red. Buyer should note there are also paint touch ups on the bike which I’ve tried to picture well in the auction. The frame was like this when I bought it and Obviously the bike was used a fair amount before I bought it and built it up. The red touch up paint doesn’t exactly match, but this bike isn’t a concurs queen and from 5 feet away is barely noticeable. Paint is shiny and clean. Frame fork is drilled for a front brake but has no mounting provision for a rear brake. Fork blades are round, not oval as correct for a pista bike of this vintage.
I built this bike up from a frameset using mostly Campagnolo equipment with exception of the crank which is Gipiemme with a Galli track chain ring 47 teeth as I couldn’t find a good condition Campy pista crank. Both the crank and ring were NOS when I installed them. I have used this bike on the road only 3 times as the local terrain is just too steep for a pista where I live. It may have 10-15 miles on the drivetrain since being built. I used to commute on a Gitane pista BITD during my college days in the 80’s, so wanted to ride one again. After building this one I can just see it’s not a practical bike to use at all in my local area. There is little to no wear to the tires or crank since I installed the components. It’d be a great bike to use in the city to use if you have a 2-5 mile commute each way.
Pista Wheels: Campagnolo High flange early 1980’s pista hubs with 24 spokes which I think are a somewhat rare drilling for this vintage. Hubs are very nice original condition, barely used. Wheels were built using stainless 15 gauge DT spokes, and NOS Fiamme red label rims with new Vittoria CX corsa tubulars. I used the heavier 14 gauge spokes as there are fewer in these wheels and chose the Red label rims over the Ergal as felt I’d need the extra strength. Rear cog is a NOS 15 tooth zeus alloy track cog. I’m 195 lbs, and a strong rider and have ridden this on good roads without wheel issues even climbing some moderately steep hills out of the saddle. If you’re heavier than 200 lbs, then you might want to install 28-36 hole rims and hubs.
Bars and stem: TTT and the handle bar is not a full pista bend but more a criterium style like a 1970’s Cinelli 65. Stem is in nice condition, 110 mm long.. Bars were NOS but stem was slightly used. I have fitted a front brake (Campagnolo grand sport) with Campy lever and a dummy Dia Compe tandem stoker right hand rest for comfort on longer rides. I also added a cup handlebar holder for those wanting your Gourmet coffee or other drink when out on a ride. The holder will hold a water bottle as well, but only a smaller diameter one than normal. I can easily remove the holder if the buyer doesn’t want it. It’s a plastic clamp on only. Bars are wrapped with white cork tape to match the saddle.
Drivetrain: Very little wear on NOS Gipiemme Pista crank, 165mm arms, NOS Galli track ring, 47 teeth. Rear cog is a NOS zeus alloy 15 teeth, Campagnolo used NR Pista Bottom bracket with Italian threading. Chain is pista. I also installed NOS MKS chain tensioners on the rear dropouts for ease of adjusting the correct chain tension. Pedals are Campagnolo Superleggeri pista pedals (steel axle, alloy cage) with new toe clips and new straps with strap grab buttons. Pedals are in nice condition and look unused with exception of one having scarring on the pedal body. I think someone tried to use a metal cleat on them at one time. I bought them this way. See photo of the pedal.
Sharp-looking bike for a step-through!
Black Vintage Atala Rizzato Bicycle – $300
I’m selling a black vintage Atala bicycle made in Padova, Italy (Padua in Wikipedia) for $300. It has rod bicycle brakes and a brooks bicycle saddle, and the saddle itself sells for at least $50 on eBay (twice as much when new). One picture shows a light in the front, but that does not work. The bike is in solid condition.
Is there any bike that red bar tape won’t automatically spruce up? Here’s a rather plain-looking Atala that’s been given a nice visual kick in the pants courtesy of the colored cotton wrapped around the handlebar.
Seller is threatening to part out if the bike doesn’t sell.
UP FOR SALE IS A REALLY NICE ATALA CRONOS FROM 1982/83. I’LL CUT TO THE CHASE; THIS BIKE HAS VERY LOW MILES AND FOR THE MOST PART IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. NOW THE 3 NEGITIVES, 1.THE PAINT ON THE TOP TUBE HAS SOME TOUCH UP, PLEASE SEE THE PICS. 2. THERE IS ALSO A SMALL DING ON THE TOP TUBE, AND COULD BE A FAIRLY EASY FIX AS WELL AS THE PAINT DEPENDING ON YOUR SKILLS. 3.THE BRAKE LEVERS ARE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE AND HAVE ZERO CRASHES, ONLY SMALL NICKS, BUT THE REAR BRAKE LEVER IS MISSING THE SMALL BLACK SHOULDERED BUSHINGS. IT’S STILL WORKS BUT HAS LIGHT PLAY. I BELEIVE I HAVE SOME AROUND, I’LL TRY TO FIND THEM THIS WEEK.
NOW THE POSITIVES AND THERE ARE MANY. JUDGING BY THE BRAKE WEAR, BB GREASE AND OVERALL CONDITION, IT HAS VERY LOW MILES. THE HUBS ARE ICEY SMOOTH, MAVIC MA2 RIMS ARE TRUE, BRAKING SURFACE IS EXCELLENT, AND SPOKES ARE 36H SS.
ORIGINAL MANUAL INCLUDED AND IN EXCLLENT SHAPE.
SERIAL # 82 D1457/23
CHROME STAYS AND FORK!
SILCA FRAME PUMP INCLUDED!
THE PEDALS ARE NEAR FLAWLESS CONDITION WITH ICEY SMOOTH BEARINGS AND COULD SOLD AS NEW. THE TOECLIPS ARE, NEW/NOS CHRISTOPHE. THE STRAPS ARE ALFREDO BINDA THAT ARE GREAT TO LOOK AT, BUT I WOULD NOT RIDE THEM.
I DID TAKE THE TIME TO DO SOME FRAME OFF CLEANING, CHAIN, FRONT&REAR DERAILEUR, CRANKS AND PEDALS.
I PULLED THE BB TO CHECK OUT THE GREASE AND FOUND CLASSIC FRESH’ISH RED BULLSHOT.
SELLE GI-LUX 311 SADDLE HAS LIGHT WEAR, BUT NO KNARFS OR SCRATCHES.
THE BARS ARE BEAUTIFUL HAVE NEW BAR TAPE BUT THE LEVER OBVIOUSLY HAVE THE INCORRECT HOODS, MORE FOR SHOW THAN GO.
THIS BIKE WILL BE LISTED ONLY FOR 3 DAYS THEN IT WILL BE PARTED OUT. IT WOULD REALLY BUMB ME OUT IF I HAD TO DO IT, BIKES THAT LAST THIS LONG NEED TO STAY AS ONE, SO MAKE ME AN OFFER!
This is a great example of a top of the line 1969 Atala model 101 Record Professional as seen on the back cover of Eugene Sloanes famous book, I always wanted one (since 1971 when I got the book!) and recently came across a nice frameset in original finish….no touch up, just honest wear and patina. I build it up per spec with a Nuovo Record group and it rides great! It is very much an underated classic. It has that responsive ride you get from Columbus SL tubing and 1960’s Italian all around race geometry. Here are the specs:
Period NR groupset including; front and rear derailleurs, BB, HS, shifters, cable guides and clips, seat post, 52/42 170 chainset, chrome pedals w/strap loops. and large flange hubs, all items are stylistically correct but may not have matching date codes.
Everest 14-22 freewheel
Fiamme Red Label 36h tubular rims (period wheelset with original 15-17 DB spokes)
Universal 61 centerpull brakes and levers (replacement hoods, front hanger is Dia Compe copy but rusty Universal will be included)
Cinelli no 45 unpadded plastic saddle (surprisingly comfortable for me…you results may vary!)
New freshly glued Serivio Corse tubulars (Yellow Jersey brand)
3TTT Gran Prix stem (95 mm) and bars (38 cm)
Frame measures 57 cm x 57 cm
Original finish, however replacement decals were fitted. Chrome lugs and fork/stay ends in very good condition.
Postscript: this bike sold (eventually) for $673. A very pretty bike for the money, in our opinion.
Love that blue, not to mention the chrome lugs.
Well Maintained Used 1968 ATALA 56cm Steel Road Bike Complete
The bike is in Good to Excellent Condition.
Bike was ridden by a guy who is now 70 year and selling off some of his toys
It’s serial # is 68A1414 and will post receipt form when he purchased it.
It is a 68 purchased in 1970 and will post pictured Original receipt in the next day or two.
He is looking for original seatpost but as of now it is a Laprade and Fi’zi:k Plateau saddle
Frame is Beautiful Blue
Has a couple small nicks and scratches but no major dents.
-Seattube is 56cm c-to-top -Toptube is 56cm c-to-c
MSRP Priceless The frame is a 56cm Frame
This is a great Vintage Road Race Bike or Collectors Road Bike
-This bike is never been abused. Ridden but not abused.
-Has a matching Columbus Steel fork and is Straight Not bent
– Campy 5speed bar end shifters & Brakes. Campagnolo Nuovo Record derailleurs, cranks and brake levers
– Campy 170mm crankset with 42-52t tooth chainrings with Campy pedals are perfect
– Wheels are Cerchio Fiamme Tubular 13-19t 5 speed cassette
-Tires are in ride-able shape tubular Swallow Montello & Wolber Classic 290 but should be replaced
Stem is a TTT Special
Saddle is a Sella Italia Flite Geniue Gel
The Grand Prix was middle-of-the-line for Atala, from what we gather. Decent-looking old frame, nice colors, needs some work.
ATALA 52cm Grand Prix – $260 (Kensington)
This Atala is a 52cm bike but it has larger wheels, 27″. It rides more like 54 because of the tire size. The seat tube angle is very relaxed and the components are Campagnolo. There is some rust on the frame but it would be a great ride. If it fit me better I would keep it, but I ride a 50cm.