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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:37 pm 
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There's something I really like about this bike - great job - looks better with the conti tyres IMO. Also I prefer normal spokes to anything fancy but that just personal taste ;)

You have a m730 U Brake, the later XTII had a brace on it that stiffens things up a touch, (your Zaskar would have had one of these BITD), maybe add one of these on your list too - you will get the same for your m730 as it'll cost you for a new one.

A pair of black Pauls canti levers would look the dogs with your gear levers too. :D


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nevadasmith wrote:
There's something I really like about this bike - great job - looks better with the conti tyres IMO. Also I prefer normal spokes to anything fancy but that just personal taste ;)

You have a m730 U Brake, the later XTII had a brace on it that stiffens things up a touch, (your Zaskar would have had one of these BITD), maybe add one of these on your list too - you will get the same for your m730 as it'll cost you for a new one.

A pair of black Pauls canti levers would look the dogs with your gear levers too. :D


I'm liking these ideas sir. :)
I've seen the XTII U Brake but didn't know what the difference was. Right I shall look for an XTII U and some Paul Canti Levers (because they look divine!!!) :shock: 8)
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keithb wrote:
nevadasmith wrote:
There's something I really like about this bike - great job - looks better with the conti tyres IMO. Also I prefer normal spokes to anything fancy but that just personal taste ;)

You have a m730 U Brake, the later XTII had a brace on it that stiffens things up a touch, (your Zaskar would have had one of these BITD), maybe add one of these on your list too - you will get the same for your m730 as it'll cost you for a new one.

A pair of black Pauls canti levers would look the dogs with your gear levers too. :D


I'm liking these ideas sir. :)
I've seen the XTII U Brake but didn't know what the difference was. Right I shall look for an XTII U and some Paul Canti Levers (because they look divine!!!) :shock: 8)
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I LOVE Paul's levers. I just got some 3DV for my Dolomite and it made all the difference in the world for braking.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:33 pm 
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I put Love Levers on that frame when I had it. You can't go wrong with them! 8)

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 Post subject: Zaskar
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:13 pm 
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Lovely frame, but lose all the modern garbage please, 'tis blasphemy of the highest order, Chainset in particular, look for a nice set of 8 speed thumbies and some retro tyres, stem is too skinny, needs a Kore, and an original flite to finish!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:52 am 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
Lovely frame, but lose all the modern garbage please, 'tis blasphemy of the highest order, Chainset in particular, look for a nice set of 8 speed thumbies and some retro tyres, stem is too skinny, needs a Kore, and an original flite to finish!


Nah I really like the 'modern garbage' because it works :D :lol:
The stem is a GT period correct isn't it?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:12 am 
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The stem is a GT period correct isn't it?


It is indeed.


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 Post subject: Re: Zaskar
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:39 pm 
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The stem is a GT period correct isn't it?


It is indeed.


well.....close... back in 91 92 it was flip flop quills...but this is splitting hairs :)


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 Post subject: Re: Zaskar
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:07 pm 
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merckx wrote:
Drencrom wrote:
keithb wrote:
The stem is a GT period correct isn't it?


It is indeed.


well.....close... back in 91 92 it was flip flop quills...but this is splitting hairs :)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:36 pm 
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Stem is indeed nearly period correct er if it were a steel frame that is, but Kore is the correct choice for a Zaskar.
As for modern parts working, they do, but not for very long! They are also heavy and very Ugly in the extreme, modern BB's will only last a tenth of a Shimano Sq taper at best, I'm not trying to rubbish the build, just feel you would get so much more out of it with full on retro!


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