'72 Bob Jackson; '82 Austro-Daimler Starleicht; '85 Scapin; '80 Peugeot PKN-10; '81 Trek 610; '87 Hunter Corsa; '72 Italvega and '75 Motobecane Grand Jubillee frames built into freewheel singlespeeds.
Calling Scapin owners
I just bought one, an '85 made from Columbus Aelle.
Who out there owns one? What do you think (haven't ridden mine yet, as it needs a little work, but not much)? I know that Aelle was "down-market" material compared to SLX, etc. ... what was the story with Scapin using Aelle in framesets during this period (I've seen a couple of others for sale)?
I own a 1974 SL frame. Very nicely manufactured and an extremely nice ride, though the models from this period are very plain compared to the mid-1980s models, which are the most common. It was my main ride for about 15 years.
Aelle was a simply a lower cost tubeset made from materials that were more suited to mass manufacturing, thus permitting manufacturers to hit a lower price point for a club racer model and still maintain the prestige of a Columbus tubed frame.