Here’s an obscure (to me) Atala Italian 10-Speed. According to Sheldon the Atala was one of the few bicycles of any quality imported to the US before the Bike Boom. Atala is still around and they still make bicycles. Interestingly, they’re also responsible for the Vuelta wheels that are always on clearance at everyone’s favorite Secret Website.
Here’s my OTS I just picked up this summer before school started. It’s my daily ride. When it was first purchased, it had aero bars, a single cage for the pedals, strapped on water bottle cage. It’s since had the tape replaced, aero bars, water bottle cage, and the pedal cage removed. Not sure what model this is, but it rides great. According to the original owner, he bought for his wife in ’67, was well used, and then put away in the garage. Not too long ago, a neighbor of borrowed the bike for triathlon events (hence aero bars). This also explains the replacement parts currently on the bike such as the updated saddle, handlebars, brake levers, and rear derailleur. The bike still has what appears the original Campagnolo front derailleur and lever shifters. The neighbor eventually returned it and bought his own new bike. It sat in the garage until finally the guy sold it to me on craigslist this past summer. Everyday this bike now gets rode and taken up 35 mph (clocked by bike computer and trailing car) through Blacksburg, VA on my way to class. Hope you all enjoy!