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 Post subject: anybody rode a scapin
PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:24 pm 
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i just bought an Atec with Durace but can't find too much about them on the net, any body had one?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:33 pm 
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Is that the Scapin for sale on LFGSS? really clean bike.
When I was racing back in the 80t's there were quite a few scapins about,they were highly regarded at the time and certainly as good as any decent Italian frame of the era.


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 Post subject: scapin
PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:43 pm 
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yes thats the one, i'd never seen one before, looks really nice and what i can find seems to be a thumbs up , but can't find much about them.I know they are still doing the modern stuff, don't think this one is as old as 80's more like 90's i think.
It might be nice to have a rare one, i notice you have an Italian


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:09 am 
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I took a look for it now you brought it up. Looks like a very nice example to me. Nice frames, great specs. Price sounds attractive to me. From the topic I understand you bought it. I think you did a great purchase.


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 Post subject: scapin
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:13 am 
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i hope so, the guy i bought if off was really helpful. just waiting for the post from holland now.Glad you thought it seemed OK, it just jumped out at me as being well looked after


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:30 pm 
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I have bought off that seller - good man and will pack the bike beautifully so no worries there.
Lovely bike you have bought, enjoy it :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:05 pm 
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indeed 8)
scapin was one of the finest and upmarket italian frame builder
very expensive frames new
I have an mtb from about 2001 in columbus foco that is very confortable
(so thin is the tubing that it pocs easily :? but that not a garage queen)

dunno about the road ones but should be in the same league

there is a post about it and some other scapin already :wink:

was bought a couple of years ago and now sells rebranded alu or carbon stuff :shock: :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:32 am 
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i have owned an el-os tubed scapin since new in ~1990. fantastic frame! workmanship is excellent. original unicrown el fork left a bit to be desired...heavy & stiff. raced it w/carbon fork & whatever shimano for many years.

yours is cromor, a lower end seamed tubing, but the same alloy as SL/SLX, so not altogether bad. in any case, it looks stunning! congrats.

recently had mine repainted (original color) and put a lugged chrome el mondonico fork in place...so far superior to the unicrown it borders on ridiculous. Complete with C-Record/Delta and some box-section tubies and it has finally become the Italian thoroughbred that it always should have been.

has been posted here before...

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 Post subject: scapin
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:08 am 
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gotta love that colour, i reckom mine needs a white regal, is your saddle a regal?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:13 am 
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that's a regal in the picture. saddle is now an iscaselle time...

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