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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:04 pm 
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The more research I do, the stronger the impression that the number of serial-less Zaskars is too high to be explained by prototypes, team frames, etc. It must just be that I'm see a freak result in a too small sample, but I can't help wondering if GT, or someone at GT, was making a pretty significant number of bikes off the books for some reason...


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:49 pm 
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Greetings all - I dug my old dusty GT out of storage and I was looking to sell it. I wanted to advertise this as truthfully as possible, so I poured over the information on this forum to see if I could ID the origin of my bike.

There is a BUNCH of info out there on the 'Net about this, most of it conflicting or incomplete. The regulars here must be sick to death of this subject already...but if some of the experts here could educate a newbie one more time, that would be grand. The info I have now - 11960862 serial number, no letters. It's stamped on the inside non drive side stay, and next to that by itself is a number 20, I'm assuming that means 20 inch frame. Flat end cap on the top tube with the GT logo stamped into it, two decals on it, one is a yellow sticker that says GT, on the super thick bottom tube (oblong on both ends, opposed to each other) the other on the top tube says Zaskar LE in yellow script type letters. Super chunky welds all around. I bought this as a frame only and put the best components I could find on it (Shimano XTR everything...brakes, shifters, pedals, cassette, etc.)

My concerns - no 6061 T6 or 7005 stamp anywhere on the bike - no 'made in USA' sticker or decal - the famous 'Ping Pong paddle' decal is absent - Anybody care to speculate if this is a Santa Ana original?


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Seems like a 96 or 97 (late 96), made on the later factory, wouldn't gave ping pong as that's later.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:05 am 
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Thanks for the input...I'll post some pics, see whom else may want to chime in.


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