I stuck a modern Deore front mech on until my m735 xt one arrived and took the zaskar out for it's first hurl on friday night.
Nice quick bike already so once I've got the hanger fixed on permanently and it's new longer forks fitted then I'll have a swap about with some stuff and see what I can do to lighten it a bit.
We shouldn't have bothered going out though as it turns out
Same reason I didn't get any photo's of the zaskar with my wifes Trek 8500.
We got to a point in the trail with a nadgery step up, step down and I shouted to my wife to go around the easy way.
As soon as I'd done the step up part I heard a clatter off to my right and feared the worst. My wife had come off of her bike and hit the deck hard, face first ( with helmet on ).
When I got down to her she was stuck in the bike and already very incoherent but conscious and with a very gravel rashed face. In the state she was in it was hard to get out of her where was actually hurt so I proceeded cautiously to untangle her from the bike.
I managed to walk her around to the visitor centre for the country park we were in and the ranger let me get her in and washed up whilst I contacted her Dad to come and get her and the bike and take her to hospital. I belted back home and met them at the hospital after dumping the Zaskar and grabbing the poor wee Peugeot.
A whole 10 hours in A + E on a friday night on april fools later and I was home albeit with a very swollen, scratched and bruised faced wife still back at the hospital being monitored before she was allowed to come home.
She's back home now and isn't looking too bad considering how she looked on the way to the hospital. Panic over
Sorry for the long post but in a way it is part of the zaskars build story as it happened on it's first ride with me.