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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:29 pm 
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$15AU.... :shock: :shock: :shock:


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OK, arrived tonight and now stripped. I think 1991 Zaskar... anyone agree?

The only thing slightly weird is the serial - H2A01181... :?

It's in good order and I'll get my money back from the adhoc bits thrown at it...

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Does the H prefix make it a Pantera?


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Doesn't a Zaskar usually have 6061 stamped on the drop out as well?

Either way a good buy.


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Hate to be the bearer of bad news , but that is a Taiwanese built frame , not a USA built Zaskar and if it is a Zaskar it is post 1999 and needs to be moved to the other forum. Since it does not have a replaceable derailleur hanger I vote 90's Pantera.


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Did GT make frames after 1999 with a U-brake?!


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I'm not a GT fan but surely the frames are identical?

Like Lavadomes and Cinder Cones, and one years Stumpjumper becoming anothers Rockhopper?

Isn't it just showroom spec that seperates them, so you can build one out of the other?


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I agree, Pantera it is... Stevo, you are quite right - it is identical in shape and fittings to a 1991 Zaskar. No 6061 stamp, so probably 7005 and welded in the far east...

Shame, as I always wanted an early Zaskar!

Won't be posting in another section of the forum as if it's post 1998, I'll give the thing away as karma!


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But surely if you followed your original plans the end result would be the same; the end justifying the means and all that?

Afterall, on a lesser scale, my 'Kili Wot' isn't, but it's still my favourite bike and garnered some generous praise on the Forum.

A Caterham 7 isn't a Lotus but I defy anyone to stand at the door to their workshops down the road and not drool! :lol:


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Stevo

But I'd know...! I know it sounds stupid, but it was the same with the 96 Zaskar frame that I decalled in 93 style (as I liked the look more...) :oops:

Sold it on eventually without finishing the build...

If I keep it I will do it as a Pantera... Does anyone know if these came in a polished finish? The 92 catalogue in the archive shows painted ones and when I google Pantera, all I get are painted ones, dubious Heavy Metal acts & dubious Supercars!

Or has mine been stripped?


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