Trademark Atala was born in 1907 in Milan and is responsible for writing many memorable pages in the cycling history. The first two editions of the Giro d’Italia 1909 and 1910, were won Luigi Ganna and Carlo Galetti and both rode for Atala Team. In 1921 artigian frame-builder Cesare Rizatto took over building top road bikes for Atala.
Tulio Campagnolo stood on a cold mountain top, and couldn’t unscrew the wing nuts on the rear wheel of his bike because his fingers were frozen. He enhanced his products while constantly seeking cutting-edge solutions. In mid 1940s he invented the quick release hub and revolutionary gearing system called Campagnolo Cambio Corsa – due leve (two lewers).
Proudly presenting this steel racing machine from late 1940s, equiped with famous Campagnolo Cambio Corsa 4-speed gearing system and hubs, original Atala crankset, brake calipers,leather saddle and head badge, T.T.T stem and handlebar. Impressive weight for late 1940s racing bike – 9,65kg.
Extremely rare. Ready for any historic cycling event. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: atala / steel / by Cesare Rizzato
-seat tube (c-t): 59 cm
-top tube (c-c): 56 cm,
-headset tube: 14 cm,
-standover: 82 cm
Crankset: Atala, original, 170mm, (50)
Gearing system: Campagnolo Cambio Corsa
Headset: Integrated atala
Shifters: Campagnolo Cambio Corsa – due leve
Handlebar: T.T.T, 38cm
Stem: T.T.T (10cm)
Cassette: original, 4 speed
Tubulars: Michelin Liberty / Vittoria Rally
Saddle: Atala, leather(original)
Handlebar Tape: blue (new)
Condition: Used. The frame was completely restored and refurbrished. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bend.
Era: late 1940s