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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:34 pm 
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That frame looks outstanding - I can't wait to see how you build her.

Good luck.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:30 pm 
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Cheers everybody, I am rather chuffed with my purchase :D.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:32 pm 
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Parts have been acquired.

Deore Brakelevers (Temporary until I can sort out some nicer Brake levers)
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9spd Dura-Ace Thumbshifters
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I'd much prefer black lever rubber grip socks. Does anyone know where I can get some of the newer 10spd Dura-Ace B'end rubber grip socks as they are black?

Newish Flite Ti saddle
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GT Seatpost clamp
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RD-M900 XTR Rear Mech. I need to sort out the marks on this and replace the hanger bolt for a 'breakaway'.
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Still looking for Front V's, and a seatpost. The frame is off to my LBS tomorrow to have the forks and headset fitted, they are also checking the seatpost size (the 28.6 I tried in it feels a little bit sloppy...but it could be the old post?!)
I have a set of wheels (not Retro), bars but these might be changed as they aren't as tidy as I'd like, and I need a nice front mech. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:37 pm 
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Coming along nicely if I do say so myself.

Huge thanks to gil_m for the quick fork decal turn around :). They look superb.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:29 pm 
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Coming along nicely, what size is seatclamp by the way (after GT clamp
for mine).


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:43 pm 
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It's a 31.8 clamp with a 27.0 seatpost. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:59 pm 
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Build update.

Re-coated Shifter levers.
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Not perfect but a nice first attempt. I'll run them over the summer and look at re-doing them next year.

Almost there.
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Not 100% sure about the Chrome bars or the seatpost, but they both match (Tioga) and will function ok for this year.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:46 am 
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those tyres sure a phat! looks like they JUST clear the u brake.. bars and post look fine to me..27.0 are hard to come by..its hard to be choosey about them. i run a ritchey post on mine..the logos were painted, so i used some paint stripper and rubbed them off...imho sans logos looks better on the zaskar.interesting build...urban bike i take it, not off road?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:26 am 
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merckx wrote:
those tyres sure a phat! looks like they JUST clear the u brake.. bars and post look fine to me..27.0 are hard to come by..its hard to be choosey about them. i run a ritchey post on mine..the logos were painted, so i used some paint stripper and rubbed them off...imho sans logos looks better on the zaskar.interesting build...urban bike i take it, not off road?


When the U is set there is a decent amount of clearance, not loads but enough for this bikes intended use.

Yep a kind of Urban ride, but it's maiden voyage will be up into my local Country park so I guarantee it'll be thrashed up and down the grassy hills.

That's exactly it about Zaskars (old skool GT's in general), the frame commands all of the attention so logos on other components are largely un-neccessary. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:10 pm 
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Kind of finished for now... :D
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Initial thoughts are that the following need changing.
1. I need Odi Attack grips or any kind of grip with solid rubber ends (The bars touch the top tube). Any recommendations?
2. The chain is too short so I need to change that pronto.
3. The front V's are awesome...but they're just way to powerful compared to the rear U and they feel a bit mushy compared to the U. So I'm going to source some latest XT V's or put a pair of LX on it (standard type V's).
4. Its not light and most of the weight seems to be in the wheels/tyres. So to start with I'll slip on a pair of lighter less meaty tyres, and then eventually get a new set of wheels.
5. The Deore brake levers are temporary as I'm waiting on a set of Avid 7's.

It rides very nicely and I'm looking forward to giving it some beans tomorrow.
In the long term I'll change the bars, seatpost, wheels, tyres, grips, rear brake (to a CNC BMX brake) and stem. Watch this space as it needs to go on a diet :D


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