Umberto Scapin started building racing bicycles in 1957 in Piove di Sacco (Padua, norther Italy) and dedicated his whole life towards the production of high-end and refined steel frames. However not a mainstream brand, Scapin bicycles are nowadays really renowned amongst collectors worldwide.
As most of the Italian frame builders, Scapin committed to manufacture not only durable and performing frames, but also elegant and beautiful ones, adjectives which must accompany every Italian bicycle. And this Scapin in cromovelato is no exception.
Built with reliable Columbus Aelle, this Scapin frame sticks out for its "cromovelato" paintwork. The tubes basically underwent a full chroming before getting painted with a very thin gunmetal grey coat which creates a translucent effect.
The equipment is typical 1980s Campagnolo. The Triomphe groupset supposed to somewhat continue the line of Nuovo Record, yet in a more modern style of course. The rest of componentry doesn't fall behind with Mavic clincher rims fitted with Continental Classic tyres or brand new Turbo saddle.
If you are looking for a rare and elegant classic bicycle to take part in Eroica events this Scapin cromovelato will not disappoint you!
|Size (Center-Top)||49 cm|
|Top Tube||50 cm|
|Head Tube||7 cm|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Triomphe; 170 mm; 52/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Triomphe|
|Seat||Selle Italia Turbo NEW|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Triomphe; 6-speed; 28/15 freewheel|
|Rims||Mavic MA40; 700C clinchers|
|Tires||Continental Grand Prix Classic; 622/25 clinchers|
|Stem||Orion; 4 cm|
|Stembar||2Arres; 41 cm NOS|