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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:00 pm 
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This little fella, a Scapin Pro Race NR series, http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=77173
has arrived from Germany (Thanks Jurgen!) , and I've tried out a few bits and pieces from the parts bin.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16732514@N ... 737589623/
According to Scapin, the serial number dates it as a '98/'99, and it takes an 80mm fork, but they have no idea what tubeset it is.
Hmmm... I'm a bit dubious; Even with a 65mm fork , the angles look pretty slack. The chainstays are pretty long, too, though, so maybe it's just meant to be a cruiser...?
Whatever, it is beautifully built, and just about spotless!
Any Scapin experts out there?


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not an expert but i like it!!


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I actually think its older than 98 looking at the frame.


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Looks nice. How about these forks :wink: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=65908


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andrewl wrote:
I actually think its older than 98 looking at the frame.
I would agree! I can't remember too many '98 bikes having canti guides, and from about '97 on, Scapin utilised wierd shaped snake stays.


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In fact, having just tried to fit them, V brakes don't fit at all! The canti hanger is pointing in the wrong direction.


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If you're using Vs you won't want the cable going through that noodle anyway. You'll need to come up with some sort of work around as people do with old Konas - clamp-on cable stop on the top tube, or full-length housing from the lever or something.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:02 pm 
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I have a Pedersen self energising death trap on order.....
See if that does the trick.


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