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 Post subject: gt Zaskar
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:09 pm 
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I'm looking at getting a Gt Zaskar frame and was wondering what the difference is between the zaskar and zaskar LE .
Any help would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: gt Zaskar
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:20 pm 
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The frames are identical. Just different stickers. The difference in actual bike was down to components used.
So if just after a frame. You just want a genuine Zaskar or LE :-)

By genuine I mean made of 6061(will be stamped on drop outs) flat ended(not curved) top tube with GT on it.

Hope that helps


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 Post subject: Re: gt Zaskar
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:41 pm 
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Always ask

IS IT A ZASKAR ?


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 Post subject: Re: gt Zaskar
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:45 pm 
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There was a difference from 97 onwards in that the LE started using CNC'd dropouts and an integrated seat post collar, while the std Zaskar had the normal dropouts.

but I think in 98 the Zaskar got the integrated collar too...


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 Post subject: Re: gt Zaskar
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:31 pm 
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The vanilla zaskar had cnc'd dropouts and intergrated seat collar from 97 too , next stop a rear disc mount
98 onward I think
Remember the serial numbers usually a year previous to the catalog year
Mike


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 Post subject: Re: gt Zaskar
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Thanks for all the info, all makes sense.
The one i'm looking at appears to be a genuine 97.


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 Post subject: Re: gt Zaskar
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:22 pm 
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mikee wrote:
The vanilla zaskar had cnc'd dropouts and intergrated seat collar from 97 too , next stop a rear disc mount
98 onward I think
Remember the serial numbers usually a year previous to the catalog year
Mike


Mine's a 97 Zaskar (catalog year, 10/96 build date) flat dropouts and no integrated collar.

The 98 did have the integrated collar, but flat dropouts.

Also, if I remember correctly, from 97, the LE was made from Easton Superlite tubing while the Zaskar was still 6061


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 Post subject: Re: gt Zaskar
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:52 pm 
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SpaceFlightOrange wrote:
mikee wrote:
The vanilla zaskar had cnc'd dropouts and intergrated seat collar from 97 too , next stop a rear disc mount
98 onward I think
Remember the serial numbers usually a year previous to the catalog year
Mike


Mine's a 97 Zaskar (catalog year, 10/96 build date) flat dropouts and no integrated collar.

The 98 did have the integrated collar, but flat dropouts.

Also, if I remember correctly, from 97, the LE was made from Easton Superlite tubing while the Zaskar was still 6061


I stand corrected. :oops:

Just looking at a 98 GT catalogue, and from 98, the vanilla Zaskar did indeed have cnc'd dropouts. This means that one I was looking at on EBay must have been an avalanche!! (Looking at the pictures)

Can anyone confirm this?

Also, don't know where I got the Easton tubing bit from. It seems to have been rattling around up there.


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 Post subject: Re: gt Zaskar
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:41 am 
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Your starting to confuse me, what is a vanilla zaskar.


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 Post subject: Re: gt Zaskar
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:50 am 
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montytri wrote:
Your starting to confuse me, what is a vanilla zaskar.


There was a zaskar identification decision tree thread posted earlier this year have a search for it.

Edit - here ya go http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=261495


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