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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:18 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 11:46 pm
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Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
The Zaskar was an absolute pleasure to ride off-road for the first time - I rode about 150 miles on it in the last week, away in Scotland on the Isle of Arran.

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I had an amazing week and massive thanks to Ben (FluffyChicken) again for the loan of a rear wheel which allowed me to take the Zaskar instead of hiring a bike there.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:00 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:03 pm
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Location: Returning
Nice to see it being enjoyed , Summat about building up bikes from stuff lying about ,always a more satisfying build


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:59 am 
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Location: Kuranda DH circa 1991
looks like a great ride!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:22 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
I'm still using this as my first choice off road bike -

So I thought I ought to update the components with the current build, though some I'll need to check:

Frame: 20" 1991 GT Zaskar - Aluminium Alloy 6061-T6 Heat Treated

Fork: GT 2x4

Headset: Original Tioga with GT locknut
Stem: Original GT Flip Flop
Handlebar: Original GT Duraluminium
Grips: Ritchey WCS Foam
Barends: none

Brakes: Dia Compe U Brake rear and Tektro CR720 front
Brake Pads: Dia Compe/Tektro standard
Brake Cables: Fibrax Teflon-coated Black
Cantilever cable hangers: Proper rear, Tektro front
Brake Levers: Dia Compe Power Control 7 anodised blue

Shifters: Shimano Deore Thumbshifters
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT M750
Rear Derailleur: Shimano DX M650
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano HG
Chain: Clarks Anti-Rust
Cranks: Shimano XTR M900 175mm
Crank Bolts:
Chainrings: Outer: Spécialités T.A Middle: Spécialités T.A Inner: Shimano
Chainring bolts: Shimano XTR M900
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN71
Pedals: Tioga Surefoot VII

Hub Skewers: Shimano XTR M900
Rims:
Hubs: Hope
Nipples: Aluminium Alloy
Spokes: Stainless steel
Tyres:
Tubes:

Saddle: Specialized
Seatpost: Original GT/True Temper? 26.8mm x 350mm
Seatpost Binder: Original GT All Terra Heat Treated Aluminium with GT QR

Weight:

The plan is still to strip the paint from the frame in the hope the ball-burnished is retained underneath, but the paint actually seems to have taken very well, so it's hard work to remove, especially trying to do it carefully and keep the finish underneath.


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