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 Post subject: GT Zaskar LE 1999
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:36 pm 
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Location: Blackpool
Full XTR, Hope Hubs, Ceramic Mavic x517, Pace RC36 Pro Class 2, Thomson etc

Bought it the other day after making an offer on ebay and since made a few changes, going to add a red & blue Woodman headset then I reckon it's complete, maybe some knobblies too as I think it's too pretty to commute on ;-)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:49 pm 
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may change when you add knobblies but the forks look a bit skinny.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:12 pm 
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The original had skinny SID XCs and the Pace forks work miles better.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:23 pm 
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yeah man not doubting the performance just think say a nice fat of xtr grey fox's would look sweet. also when some knobblies are fitted it will probs look so much better. oh and if you end up wanting to sell the schwalbes let me know ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:54 pm 
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Loving the paint job on the frame - not seen one like that before.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:11 pm 
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The schwalbes are sweet, nice and sealed too ;-)

I'll think on about the Fox's, I get the colour idea, some grey vanillas would look good. TBH, I'm happy with how the bike looks now, it's proper tight as f**k if you know what I mean, it takes no prisoners.

Only drama I have personally are the decals, I reckon they would look better 1.5" closer to the head tube. I've seen different locations on other Zaskars, but the catalogue pic has them closer to the head tube. Suppose in the big scheme of things, it's no drama.

Also, the whole bike cost less than what I paid for the '99 Xizang frame I sent back to the states after buying it from ebay with a sly dent. I'm made up with it, the XTR looks 9/10, much better than it should be for a bike so old.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:15 pm 
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Great bike, nice colourway..


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