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 Post subject: The MBUK Zaskar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:13 pm
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Location: Aberdeen
Hello all,
I own the MBUK Zaskar and thought you might like to see it :)

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Here's the stuff that came with it, some more decals for a colour change, a mint copy of the mag, and the certificate.
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...and here it was when it lived in the shed looking somewhat neglected :shock:
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I have a few things I want to do - replace the risers with flats, add some nice period bar ends, and ditch the raceface bottom bracket. I'm not using the Smoke and Dart tyres as they're brand new and it's a shame to destroy them!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:12 pm 
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Location: fettling in the cave
Well done that man! :D 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:17 pm 
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Lush.....good to see someone loves it now 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:19 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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Now that's what bikes are made for....riding! Great pics!

One question are the original spec Smoke and Dart tires available? :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hahaha, well they're sat doing nothing so I'll think about it. I didn't buy the bike as a garage queen, what's the point in having it if it's not going to be used, unique though it is? In all honesty I'll never use the tyres though...

Now, if you can find me a nice, medium Attitude in green / white / magenta then we may be talking :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:32 pm 
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cool like it a lot

i think i like the forks and cranks most but the way it all creates a certain look is great and in the vintage bmx scene its known as retro when you put together something new that looks old :lol:

makes me wonder why people arnt making their new mountain bikes look like old mountain bikes

hmm , i think ill hang onto my 03 lavadome for a while now


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:39 am 
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Nice bike, but a weird choice of components.
But.. a real racing machine, what it's made for. That is just nice, a 20 year old design., but a modern racing and top-of-the-line look and machine.

I rebuild my GT LTS, 97 model, but I kept the Judy and replaced the innerworks with a SID World Cup. Classik look, modern Fork.

The Panaracers btw are re-issued so they are still for sale.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:50 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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I like that .

the components were chosen by the Mag i think .


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:12 pm 
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Very nice.. I love the purple bits..

BTW those tyres were one off smoke/dart amber walls and should stay with the bike. If you decide to sell them, they are worth far more then the black wall re-issues.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:29 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
As a Zaskar owner I appreciate what MBUK did with that, but the thing that I love is that you're actually riding it. I'm so pleased that the bike is being used properly and not kept on a wall somewhere :)


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