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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:26 am 
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Hello,

I've wanted a Ball Burnished Zaskar for about 19 years. I remember seeing one in my local LBS when I was but a mere whipper snapper, and knowing that 'one day I will have one of those' :D.
So 19 years later and I have one. Well I have the start of one, and it is a very good start. :shock: 8)

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My new purchase may look very familiar and so it should as it used to belong to a very nice chap in the US. Here it is in a previous life;
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... c&start=15
I had a hunch that this Zaskar was in very good order, but when it arrived today I discovered it was in absolutely mint condition. My work mates thought it was a new frame! :D

Anyway Mikes previous build was pretty much perfect for this type of GT. So I'm going to take it in a slightly different direction, not crazy like my Bontrager but definitely different. I'm sure some people might hate what I build but I'm sure most people will like it a bit ;).

Also this will NEVER see dirt, I will only ever use it in the sun for social cruise rides to the pub/picnic etc. :) Yeah I intend to ponce around on it.

Anyway here is my first purchase and another blatant frame money shot...its just so lovely I can't stop looking at it. I also collared the nearly new XT U brake which like the frame is also mint.

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By the way this build might take a while as my forth coming wedding is using up all of my bike part purchase tokens! AND some initial parts will be placeholders until I can afford the bits I really want.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:24 am 
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That one's been in my basement.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:06 am 
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its possibly the most mint 92 frame around, it is a good one for sure. i have been hitting the trails solid for a month now on mine now that it is finished, shame you aren't planning on getting it dirty, they are a great singletrack bike. no matter, your bike, your call. look forward to seeing your build progress, nice stem too!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:12 am 
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I knew that frame looked familiar. This build will be a tall order, Mike had it dialed. I am interested to see the direction you take it.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:32 am 
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ez054098 wrote:
I knew that frame looked familiar. This build will be a tall order, Mike had it dialed. I am interested to see the direction you take it.


:) yeah I'm not looking to peak Mikes previous build as it was just far too awesome. :D 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:52 am 
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Great start - love the '92 tech shop colours.

Mike did a great job with it, you will too :D

Bet you won't resist the odd foray off road?!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:19 pm 
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Same as I had, think they are one of the nicest models with U-brake and these kind of decals.

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Martin


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:59 pm 
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Definitely a great frame! I'm looking forward to seeing where you go with it. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:54 pm 
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great that you wanted a frame like this for so long. Enjoy building it, I know I'll enjoy following this thread!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:26 pm 
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The build the previous owner did was epic and now we get to see another come together :D

Got yourself a brilliant frame there mate !


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