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DMilla
02-21-2014, 08:16 PM
I'm an avid road cyclist. As a hobby, I like to restore 80's & 90's aluminum & steel road bikes. Here is my interpretation of a mid 80's Grigio Abarth road bike if one had been made...

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Special thanks to Boris C. for working with me to create the Abarth & Scorpion decals.

How many Scorpions can you count?

Enjoy!

Tweak
02-21-2014, 09:55 PM
Looks good but man that sure is a lot of lobsters...err scorpions. :D

streetsurfer
02-22-2014, 02:50 AM
Is that a Fuji? Nice job. I too, have considered painting one of mine to match the car-a Transit Weaver. Would be in Grigio of course.

JoeB
02-22-2014, 04:10 AM
You even put a scorpion on the rear derailleur. That's outta control. sillylol

Evogelion
02-22-2014, 05:13 AM
Looks good but man that sure is a lot of lobsters...err scorpions. :D

I should swap out my fiat badges for lobsters...

Tweak
02-22-2014, 10:16 AM
I should swap out my fiat badges for lobsters...

And post lots of pics when done. :D

DMilla
02-22-2014, 11:12 AM
Is that a Fuji? Nice job. I too, have considered painting one of mine to match the car-a Transit Weaver. Would be in Grigio of course.

Originally, it was a "Sintesi" Italian road bike. It was a popular Japanese frameset/component combination that numerous brands (Centurion, Panasonic, Miyata, Sintesi, etc.) rebadged and marketed as their own model.

S2500T
02-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Looking good. I appreciate the attention to detail. Design some matching riding gear and get that thing on the road :rockon:

streetsurfer
02-22-2014, 01:06 PM
Originally, it was a "Sintesi" Italian road bike. It was a popular Japanese frameset/component combination that numerous brands (Centurion, Panasonic, Miyata, Sintesi, etc.) rebadged and marketed as their own model.
Ah, thanks. Mid eighties I had both a Fuji and a Panasonic. Might have seen cues from the Panasonic then.

DMilla
02-22-2014, 01:53 PM
Looking good. I appreciate the attention to detail. Design some matching riding gear and get that thing on the road :rockon:

Fortunately, Castelli utilizes a "Scorpion" logo on all their clothing. I may look into designing a riding kit through Mt Borah...

DMilla
02-22-2014, 01:55 PM
Ah, thanks. Mid eighties I had both a Fuji and a Panasonic. Might have seen cues from the Panasonic then.

Here are some pics of the bike before restoration:

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krayzielilsmoki
02-22-2014, 02:44 PM
Amazing work!