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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:49 am 
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Hi there! I have finally picked up an earlier 1992 Zaskar with u-brake at a local garage sale for cheap. It is nick free, dent free, it should polish up nicely. As you can see, it also came with Spinergy Roks XE in what appears to be a very good condition, no obvious damages. Heavier and brittle, I know, that is ok by me. I do have MAG21 and m900 bits in my parts bin, long waited for this kind of opportunities, but I'm really digging how this whole package looks. Under the caked mud and crusty grease is rather pristine noteworthy components, including:

    Spinergy Roks XE
    Michelin Wildgripper in a superb shape. Lots of dry cracks but not bad at all, the inside feels rather fresh
    Shimano 735 XT mechs
    Shimano M60 cranksets
    Shimano Exage U brakes
    Answer Manitou Three, red elastomers are compressed, blue ones has turned into bits and pieces. I guess I need a elastomer kit.
    Diacompe XCE front brakes
    Tioga Alchemy headset (I'm very excited with this, oddly)
    Gripshift (first one that is not cracked)
    And a whole host of stickers :lol:

So the question: First time with the Spinergy wheels, so got some questions: is there any special instruction on how to service the hubs? Quick look doesn't give me a clue how to remove axle, not like cup and cone of Shimano. I'm comfortable servicing all hubs, but these hubs look like made of some kind of composite material - I'm not sure. Google isn't much of a help.

Thanks in advance!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:40 pm 
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That is one 'killer' machine you got there!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:05 am 
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Hubs were just standard Shimano. Interesting design, cup-and-cone on the drive side but sealed cartridge bearing on the non-drive side. Setting it up was actually very simple.
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Derailleurs are actually in a real good condition. I love this era XT since you can take it completely apart to clean, and it has the feel of m900 unlike the next gen XT.
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And Manitou Three. Red (soft) elastomers were compressed so much as usual. It was in such a good shape, I had to order the new set of elastomers from suspensionforkparts. They arrived promptly and this Manitou is back in business.
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With the refreshed Manitou, it was time to hit the trail!
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Zaskar decals are en route from EU.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:50 pm 
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Risers and bar-ends :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:28 pm 
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al-onestare wrote:
Risers and bar-ends :facepalm:

Not a fan then...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:39 pm 
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al-onestare wrote:
Risers and bar-ends :facepalm:


Yes I can't do that completely stretched out position we used to think was the best. Still fiddling with the front end.

I was reminded of how bad the steering characteristics on Zaskar was, now that we all got used to precise and forgiving handling of the modern 29ers. It gives me a sensation that the front wheel falls into the corner. How would you mitigate such characteristics?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:17 pm 
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That's a great feeling you just described. That's the fun part...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:13 pm 
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Magpiegifts wrote:
That's a great feeling you just described. That's the fun part...

I see, a joy of re-learning :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:31 am 
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Decals arrived, print quality is very good, and is very accurate to original. Competition series seem a tad big but that is ok by me. Thinking back I should've heated up the frame before the application... Adhesive does not seem that strong, and it is on a rather course film (backing says the film is for sticker). Hope it'll last a while as I do plan to ride the bike. Also I decided my Hadley wheels is a better fit for this bike. Fresh set of smoke/dart are pretty good on loose gravel and occasional snow. I suggest to get them while you can still get them. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:12 pm 
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That's a stunning bike.

Fancy selling your spinergy wheels?


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