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1989 Scapin Road Bike

Old 06-13-17, 10:05 AM
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1989 Scapin Road Bike

Hi, I'd like to get your thoughts on what this bike would be worth. It was given to be by a family friend about 10 years ago and I've just recently gotten it ready to ride, only to find out the frame is a bit to big for me. I was told by the previous owner that due to the rise of Eroika races it could be valuable. I'd rather have a decent bike that fits, mainly for riding for fun, no races, but still a decent and light road bike. Was also told to sell the forks separately as they are valuable in their own rite.


I'm not a bike guy, so this is all new to me.
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Old 06-13-17, 10:11 AM
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Old 06-13-17, 11:07 AM
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My all time favourite bicycle was Scapin. This one is newer than 1989. It certainly isn't L'Eroica compliant with brifters, aero cable routing, clipless pedals, etc. You may have to sit on this for another 5-10 years, until L'Eroica catches up to it.
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Old 06-13-17, 11:29 AM
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According to the owner, the frame was built in '89, but you're right, most everything else was upgraded. So it would have to be modified to become Eroika compliant, but the frame is old.


How about a value on as it sits?
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Old 06-13-17, 12:18 PM
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I still believe the frame is newer. I try to follow Scapin quite closely and I don't recall them doing lugless construction in 1989. Besides, 18MCDV6 was a Dedacciai alloy designation and they didn't even exist until 1992. I'll defer to others on value.
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Old 06-13-17, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
I still believe the frame is newer. I try to follow Scapin quite closely and I don't recall them doing lugless construction in 1989. Besides, 18MCDV6 was a Dedacciai alloy designation and they didn't even exist until 1992. I'll defer to others on value.


Appreciate the insight. Thank you.
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Old 06-13-17, 04:07 PM
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The type of tubing and construction make it at least 95 or later the components place it around 99 or so. Very nice basic race bike I would put the value around $500-600. There just isn't big demand for 15-20 year older racers and there seem to be a lot of nice ones on the market not selling.
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Old 06-14-17, 07:11 AM
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This bike is in no man's land for me. No vintage appeal but a decent STI bike that will compete with every turn of the century Specialized and Trek for sale. I'm in the $500 range with it well.
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Ill just comment that if you do part the bike out, selling the fork separate from the frame is pretty messed up. What is someone supposed to do, they will have to buy a new fork if they buy the frame.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Ill just comment that if you do part the bike out, selling the fork separate from the frame is pretty messed up. What is someone supposed to do, they will have to buy a new fork if they buy the frame.


The reason i said i was going to sell the forks seperate, was due to the comment the old owner said. he said the frame was only a couple years away from qualifying as a Eroica bike frame. The forks are not eroika compliant, so if i was going to sell it for top dollar, selling the frame itself would probably get good money from someone who would sit on the frame for a couple years waiting, and then i'd sell the forks on their own since they seem to be valuable in their own rite. Now that i'm hearing the bike is no where near eroika old, its probably going to be a package deal
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Originally Posted by evilevilforces View Post
The reason i said i was going to sell the forks seperate, was due to the comment the old owner said. he said the frame was only a couple years away from qualifying as a Eroica bike frame. The forks are not eroika compliant, so if i was going to sell it for top dollar, selling the frame itself would probably get good money from someone who would sit on the frame for a couple years waiting, and then i'd sell the forks on their own since they seem to be valuable in their own rite. Now that i'm hearing the bike is no where near eroika old, its probably going to be a package deal
Gotcha.
Eroica bikes are basically anything from '87 or older(accurate as of the last time i looked)...so it isnt exactly difficult to find a frame and fork old enough to qualify. Even good quality framesets arent tough to find.
Also, they allow current steel in, so that just seems to throw all rules(guidelines?) out the window.

Anyways- thats a really beautiful bike as is and its great to see you are leaning towards keeping at least the frame and fork together.
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Old 06-19-17, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Gotcha.
Eroica bikes are basically anything from '87 or older(accurate as of the last time i looked)...so it isnt exactly difficult to find a frame and fork old enough to qualify. Even good quality framesets arent tough to find.
Also, they allow current steel in, so that just seems to throw all rules(guidelines?) out the window.

Anyways- thats a really beautiful bike as is and its great to see you are leaning towards keeping at least the frame and fork together.

Yeah, i really do wish i could keep it, but if i want to keep riding i really need something smaller.
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