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What's an Atalaya?

Old 01-22-21, 09:24 PM
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What's an Atalaya?

Found this on CL, and Google has failed me; it's definitely not a high-end Ti bike. Anyone heard of this bike before??

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Maybe from Argentina?
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Is Atalaya Argentinian for 'BSO'?
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...Atala Ya are the bicycles Atala makes in Italy and exports to Sweden.
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My red Bridgestone MB-5 was last seen in Arcata in the mid 90's.. If you see it, say hi from me..

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Ha, it took a while before I made the connection, but I got it. That said, this doesn't at all look like the $5,000 titanium bikes that Jan-Willem has become synonymous with: Van Nicholas and J. Guillem.

My best guess is that it is indeed an Argentinian (shop?) brand.

https://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar...er-atalaya-_JM

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Originally Posted by bark_eater View Post
My red Bridgestone MB-5 was last seen in Arcata in the mid 90's.. If you see it, say hi from me..
There's a lot of classic '90s steel around here, largely being ridden by homeless folks; if I see your MB-5, I'll wave.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
Ha, it took a while before I made the connection, but I got it. That said, this doesn't at all look like the $5,000 titanium bikes that Jan-Willem has become synonymous with: Van Nicholas and J. Guillem.

My best guess is that it is indeed an Argentinian (shop?) brand.

https://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar...er-atalaya-_JM

I wonder how on earth it ended up here? Thanks; I think I'll pass on it. Too much of a project bike.
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There's a lot of classic '90s steel around here, largely being ridden by homeless folks; if I see your MB-5, I'll wave.
I resemble that remark.....
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I think those are the guys who are in charge of Iran. I'd be careful if the bike seems extraordinarily heavy.
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
I wonder how on earth it ended up here?
Well, it has a rack and gears, and it looks like it has covered quite a few miles .....
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And businesses do move people with almost unlimited allowance for shipping their personal junk around the World. 1st hand on this one.
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Thanks; I think I'll pass on it.
How many more opportunities are ya gonna get to own a genuine Argentinian bike?
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I was thinking it must be a bike that’s outside the normal distribution. So maybe that fits.
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How many more opportunities are ya gonna get to own a genuine Argentinian bike?
If I was still gainfully employed, I'd be all over it like white on rice. But I'm not, and that's probably a couple hundred smackaroos to get it in the shape I want.
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And businesses do move people with almost unlimited allowance for shipping their personal junk around the World. 1st hand on this one.
Been there, done that!

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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
If ...., I'd be all over it like white on rice. ..... and that's probably a couple hundred smackaroos to get it in the shape I want.

Lots of ifs in Life.
Don't think you missed a thing on this pass, not really.
Unless you are Korina of Argentina? We will not weep your loss.

And yeah, getting these old 'junkers' back on the road proudly - is a 3 digit figure.

edit: cannot judge head tube angle from pic, but for a very short person that might make a heckofa drop bar gravel conversion. Low end, but who cares with fat tires. Unless you need a unique townie grocery getter.

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