Wold Ranger wrote:
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!
Totally dig the old stuff lasting longer quote I still have a UN71 BB on my Bonty that is coming up for 20 years old and is still as smooth as butter. I doubt the Hollowtech stuff will last nearly as long.
I actually prefer the look of modern tech, and in general it is much lighter than retro gear. I see loads of beautiful full on retro builds on here (Especially Zaskars), but for my build wanted to go in the retro-modern direction.
I warn you now it will get worse as I intend to supercede most of the older gear comps for brand new XTR, and the finishing kit will eventually be replaced with modern Carbon Fibre parts (If I can find a 27.0 seatpost in CF of course).
That rear U might also be replaced with a modern CNC BMX U, and I might go in the direction of BMX Canti levers as well.
Possibly even 700c Zipp wheels (see my Bonty build)
'Flame suit ON'