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.And this Atala Record classic road bicycle is a fine example. It stems from the first half of the 1960s and there is a festival of interesting details going on. The frame with beautiful cut-out and chromed lugs has been professionally refurbished in Ivory white and is is equipped with proper components of the era. so you will find the Campagnolo 1st generation Record drive train and shifting, Universal brakes, Ambrosio cockpit, Atala headset and hubs and Fiamme tubular rims. What is the true cherry on the top though is the saddle - seatpost combination. It is the extremely rare and valuable Brooks Professional B17 Model Campagnolo saddle with narrow rails just 20 mm apart. This solution allowed for much wider forward and backward adjustability. This saddle was designed to fit a special Campagnolo Record seatpost, produced just in brief period between 1958 and 1961.
This stunning bicycle will enrich any collection, but it is more than capable of tackling any historic cycling event es well!
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