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A Brief History of Scapin
“Umberto Scapin founded his eponymous brand in 1957, following a highly respectable career as a professional cyclist. From the very beginning, it was his intention to make incredibly unique bicycles, made by hand and finished with fastidious attention to detail.”
Stating the obvious, this isn’t a gravel bike, but like many of us, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew still rides the pavement on occasion and likes doing so on interesting, unique bicycles. This bike was featured recently, if briefly, on the Gravel Cyclist Instagram account. It piqued a lot of interest, and requests arrived at Gravel Cyclist HQ to post a video about the bike.
The bike featured in this video is JOM’s personal 2001 Scapin EOS7 road bike, constructed from Columbus Ultrafoco steel tubing, which at the time of its construction was one of the lighter steel tubesets available. It was generally built into frames designed for high-performance riding, racing, etc.
Scapin EOS7 Columbus Ultrafoco Road Bike Video
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Scapin offered a USA-made Wound Up fork during the 2001 model year, which includes Scapin engraving / labeling. The bike originally began life with a 2001 Campagnolo Record Titanium 9-Speed groupset, but those parts have been saved for another build and replaced with a mix of Campagnolo 10-Speed Record / Chorus / Centaur. Wheels are by Far Sports (https://wheelsfar.com), and are hand-built 20/24 tubeless carbon ready 40mm rims, DT Swiss Hubs, Sapim CX Ray spokes. This wheelset is under review, watch this space!
- Frame: Scapin EOS7 steel frame, Columbus Ultrafoco Tubing
- Fork: Wound Up Composite
- Headset: Chris King
- Stem: 3T Zepp XL
- Handlebar: Fizik Cyrano R3 42cm Centre to Centre
- Handlebar Tape: Fizik 3mm (changed since photos / video was recorded)
- Brakes: Campagnolo Record
- Brake Rotors: N/A
- Brake / Shift Levers: Campagnolo Centaur 2 x 10-speed Mechanical
- Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed Clamp-On 32mm
- Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10-speed Alloy Cage
- Cassette: Campagnolo Record 10-speed 12-25
- Chain: KMC X10
- Crankset: Campagnolo Chorus 4-Arm Carbon, Square Taper
- Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record 102mm Square Taper, English Thread
- Pedals: Speedplay Zero Stainless
- Wheelset: Farsports Custom Carbon Tubeless Ready, 40mm Deep Rims, 20/24 Sapim CX Ray Spokes, DT Swiss 240 Hubs, Aluminium Nipples
- Tires: American Classic Timekeeper 700c x 25mm
- Saddle: Fizik Arione Titanium Rails
- Seatpost: Olympia Carbon 29.4mm x 300mm
- Bottle Cages: King Titanium
Links of Interest:
- Scapin – https://scapin.com
- Far Sports Wheels – https://wheelsfar.com
- American Classic Tyres / Tires
- The Best Bottle Cages for Gravel Cycling: They Don’t Launch Bottles!
- Gravel Cyclist’s Route Library