Description: Atala has a successful racing history which is one of the longest in European cycling.
Founded in 1908 in Milan, Atala sponsored a professional Team from its start well to the 1990s. They won the first Giro d'Italia in 1909 with Luigi Ganna, the second with Carlo Galetti, the fourth as a team. Over the years many famous riders rode for Atala, Giovanni Pinarello, Urs Freuler, Gianni Bugno, just to name a few.
They knew pretty well what a winning bike needs to be like and it was the way they built theirs. An Atala road bike is always good for a race.
Our late 1940s Atala is no exception.
Top class Italian machines from this era are sometimes equipped with one of most exciting shifting mechanisms of all time, the Campagnolo Cambio Corsa. This iconic rear derailleur was a two-rod-operated masterpiece that combined special dropouts with a quick release and the actual derailleur. It was the power house that helped Gino Bartali win his epic Tour de France in 1948. The obvious disadvantage of having to operate the shifting levers behind the body was compensated for by the always perfect chain tension and the bullet proof mechanism. On the rough roads of the late 1940s, a skipping chain on cobbles or a derailleur blocked by mud could make the difference of winning a race or having to give up.
This Atala is equipped with maybe the most sought after solution to these problems.
If you have dreamed of a Cambio Corsa bike, then this one might be for you. The frame is profoundly stable and can take a beating. The Other fine parts include an original Atala Saddle, bottle holder, air pump, Universal brakes and Magistroni Components.
A bike like this would surely be fun and challenge to ride
This is a great bike for an adventourous a historic bike race. »See Details
Used. The bike is in good working condition. The frame is straight without dents. Paintwork with scratches and touch-ups. Decals are original. All parts are working fine.
Frame & Fork
Atala Corsa Falck tubing
Campagnolo Cambio Corsa
Magistroni; 170mm; 51t
Ambrosio; 36cm, Inter-Club double bottle holder
Campagnolo Cambio Corsa
Fratello Brivio / Campagnolo; Regina Extra freewheel 16-20
700c aluminium tubulars
Wolber Classic 290 tubulars
Sheffield / Cornez clips
Seat Tube (c-t):
Top Tube (c-c):
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