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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Glad about that, as its Aluminium.... 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Put non-Zaskar decals on it, say from a lower model in the range and then sell it on eBay. Then we'll all have a good laugh at yet another 'is it a Zaskar?' thread from the new owner. :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:31 pm 
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Splatter Paint wrote:
Put non-Zaskar decals on it, say from a lower model in the range and then sell it on eBay. Then we'll all have a good laugh at yet another 'is it a Zaskar?' thread from the new owner. :wink:

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I started a thread like that once after buying a £35 BSO off ebay based on terrible pics. I had been convinced it was a a pukka zaskar and sure enough it turned out to be the real thing with full M730/732 and a few other nice bits. I got some good advice off people on here with my build on that thread - which was pretty cool as far as I'm concerned :)

If you could have a good laugh at that then, erm........ fair play to you. It's probably some clever in joke that I don't get, but hey ho. :facepalm:

Back on topic.... LGF - I'd polish it very thoroughly, and build it up with clean bits. No bling required on a polished frame IMO. Note: not ball burnished finish - POLISHED.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:16 am 
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Pearl white frame, pace carbon forks, full xtr m900 grey, carbon bars and seatpost, black hope hubs black spokes white Sun ringle inferno rims.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:22 am 
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I was referring to the sheer number of 'is it a Zaskar?' threads that have graced these pages over the years, quite a few with old tat in. It would be ironic (in my opinion) to pass a real Zaskar off as a low-end model, unless you really did want a low end model for whatever reason and got something which you didn't want - which would be pretty galling...

Paint it matte black with a spray can (over the components too obviously) or perhaps even with a paint brush and fit 100GS on it, just to upset folk.... :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:37 am 
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SP, you are evil.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:48 pm 
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I would never powdercoat a ball-burnished Zaskar. If you want it black, why not get it anodized in black. This will also save you weight.

For the rest of the build: peru73 in the German forum is building a black Psyclone (steel, fillet brazed) with golden parts, calling it "John Player Special" - veery special.

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Or: ball-burnished Zaskars go very good with lots of anodized stuff. This was one project of mine:

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And this is thomasg2466' Zaskar:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:50 pm 
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:? Is it only me who sees some kind of irony in a bicycle promoting a cigarette company?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:43 pm 
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:? Is it only me who sees some kind of irony in a bicycle promoting a cigarette company?


I do,but it's looks good 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:22 pm 
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I'm tempted to get my Zaskar re-annodized. I'm a bit hesitant to do it because of the blemishes on the frame. I figure powder coating will allow me to hide them easier. What do you do about the chain slap marks and scratches? Ssand them down with fine grained wet/dry before you bring it in for re-annodizing? With powdercoating I assume I'd just sand and fill and sand before I brought it to the powdercoater.


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