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Old 05-16-2020, 12:58 PM
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Scapin Professional

It took a bit of research to pin down exactly what Scapin model this is, but after finding some old catalog scans I've learned it is a Scapin Professional. My dad bought the frame somewhere in the mid to late 80s and has owned it since. This is the second time I've built it up, its become my road bike that I use sporadically while I wait for new bikes to be built. My mosaic sold more than two months ago so I've got quite a few miles on this guy now.

According to the catalog the frame is made of special chrome molybdenum and Columbus SLX steel tubing. The fork crown, bottom bracket shell, and lugs in investment cast by Scapin. The original fork is mia unfortunately.

The current build is a parts bin Campy Chorus 10 speed, with a racing triple rear derailleur to run an IRD 11-32 cassette. It's not an elegant solution, but it does the trick for easier gears as the parts were in the parts bin. Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 28mm look tiny on the 15-year-old Mavic Kysrium SL wheels.

The bike rides and accelerates very well in a straight line. It is pretty spry while climbing. The handling at speed is twitchy, to say the least...Its pretty fun for a temporary ride.
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:11 PM
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I dig it. I have always been a fan of that fork on older steel frames. The branding is a bit loud, but the shape is quite nice. I wish I had kept my profile SC. It just had the tiny logo and looked right at home on a traditional frame.
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:13 PM
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I dig it. I have always been a fan of that fork on older steel frames. The branding is a bit loud, but the shape is quite nice. I wish I had kept my profile SC. It just had the tiny logo and looked right at home on a traditional frame.
Yeah, the outline somewhat resembles a straight blade MAX fork. Nice option!
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:19 PM
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Yeah, the outline somewhat resembles a straight blade MAX fork. Nice option!
The SC basically resembled a straight blade Colnago fork. Painted, it probably could be mistaken for a steel fork. These seem to be one of the few options that kept fairly traditional blade sizes.

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