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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Hans Reye's team first team Zaskar:

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http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Old-School ... -2013.html

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This is so rare it makes my teeth hurt. Genesis for the Zaskar. The only surviving original prototype, these were the first bikes with their now-famous triple triangle layout. While it looks a lot like the bikes that went into production there are some crucial, structural differences that meant that all the other early prototypes were ridden hard and they cracked and failed. Look closely at the welding beneath the seatpost to see exactly why they had short lifespans. This one only survived because it was given to the wife of a former GT product guy. It lived unused in a garage for years and today it survives in the hands of a Swiss collector.

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Zan - I mean "can" - someone explain the problem with welding???


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:20 pm 
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That one he is on is the first one as we know it, this was the first one:

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Old-School ... -2013.html


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Ant - that's the same link. Do you mean this bike from that article:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Yes it's the same link but the bike he was on was different to one you have now pictured .


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:22 am 
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or this one...
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=255158


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:29 am 
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the oldest zaskar in the world is probably a broken set of tubes somewhere, possibly landfill...


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