Trademark ATALA was born in 1907 in Milan and is responsible for writing many memorable pages in the cycling history. The Atala cycling team that was created in 1908 and officially retired in 1989, so for sure one the teams with longest existence. It was partnered with several co-sponsors, but Atala was always first 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.
In 1984 the Atala Team were co-sponsored by Campagnolo, so the offical name was Atala-Campagnolo Team. They had 2 big stars on board, swiss sprinter Urs Freuler who won 10 world championships on track and 15 stages at Giro d’Italia in 1980s and Pierino Gavazzi who was 1983 Italian national champion. The team rode Atala Corsa Professionisti bikes build with Campagnolo Super Record, and one of this bikes is presented here.
Proudly offering another Italian top level racing machine – ATALA Corsa Professionisti,which dates back to 1984. Exactly the same bike was used by ATALA Campagnolo Team in mid 1980s. Superb frameset is made of Columbus SL tubing, shining in original paintjob, with several ”A” cut-outs and Atala pantographs. The rugular Corsa frames that were made for public don’t have enlightened lugs and special V cut-outs, but this one has it, because it was made for their professional riders. This racing machine is completely build with Campagnolo Super Record groupset (pat.84), 3ttt stem and handlebar, San Marco Concor saddle and Ambrosio Montreal rims. No much words needed.
A legend. Original condition. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Atala Corsa Professionisti, Columbus SL steel
-seat tube (c-t): 59 cm
-top tube (c-c): 57 cm
-headset tube: 15.3 cm
-standover: 82.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record (53/42)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT.84)
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record (with cut-outs)
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt Record (110mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Freewheel: Regina Oro (6 speed)
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Ambrosio Montreal
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)
Seat: San Marco Concor (original)
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Handlebar Tape: Ribbon leather, blue (original)
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Condition: Used, but good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint and decals. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.