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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:51 pm 
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I'm an unashamed fan of modern bikes, but only good ones. Offer me a quality retro bike like a sorted Zaskar or a low rent modern, and its retro every time.

You know what to do.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:54 pm 
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I know this is a bad questions to ask, but based off the image above, anyone want to throw a guess what it is worth?


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:21 pm 
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I'd say the zaskar is worth about 250.00 maybe more.

Keep the zaskar and have people stop and stare , 29r bikes are two a penny now , I've just put a picture of my new to me frosted red zaskar on a group on Facebook and everyone loves it , zaskars are one of the best bikes ever built :)

That's not just my opinion :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:23 pm 
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If you are used to BMX a 29er will feel immense. The Zaskar will feel more chuckable and therefore more familiar.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:25 pm 
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I saw that pic I think... Great looking bike. I agree there is just something there... I have buddies with Specialized bikes and Giants, they are great, but lack personality.

There is one on eBay now for sale in red for $750!! I think that is a bit high...

This guy wants $350 for this one, might get him down to $300... Will need about $100 in work to get her up to speed, then likely I will dump $1000 into it with custom stuff, if I know myself as well as I do, LOL.

This is gonna be bad....


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:22 am 
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VJR021 wrote:
I saw that pic I think... Great looking bike. I agree there is just something there... I have buddies with Specialized bikes and Giants, they are great, but lack personality.

There is one on eBay now for sale in red for $750!! I think that is a bit high...

This guy wants $350 for this one, might get him down to $300... Will need about $100 in work to get her up to speed, then likely I will dump $1000 into it with custom stuff, if I know myself as well as I do, LOL.

This is gonna be bad....



With a retro Zaskar you can drop as much as you'd like onto it. It'll always wear top end stuff well. Where as the Giant will always look like a low end bike thats been blinged up :)

Welcome to the Hotel California of bike forums....


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:50 am 
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opinion/// this thread is all wrong, its not zaskar vs giant.
Its; look at the lovely Zaskar I'm going to buy, and here is a picture of some crappy giant.


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:04 am 
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Of course, in 20 years the Giant will be a card carrying Retrobike itself, and everyone will have forgotten that the frame is heavy an uninspiring, the cheap wheels too flexible, an in the rose tinge mists of time people will have forgotten that it really wasn't that nice.

Which is a disease that afflicts many current Retrobikes and their owners, so don't be too hard on the Giant


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 12:31 pm 
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Just a word of caution - make sure it's definitely a zaskar. Rebadges of lower models are pretty common.


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 12:39 pm 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
Just a word of caution - make sure it's definitely a zaskar. Rebadges of lower models are pretty common.



What is the best way to confirm that?


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