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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: San Diego, CA
1993 GT Zaskar
w/ Full XT components
Rock Shox Mag 21
Black XT Hubs laced to Mavic 231 rims

Cleaned and polished her up a bit and swapped the awful Profile Design riser handlebar/motocross bar for a cheapy flat bar for the time being. The lock on grips are also temporary til I get a handlebar thats more perminent. Removed the anodizing and polished the original GT seatpost. Swapped the crappy seat and added the new Ti Flite ( 8) perfect match). Swapped the crappy old and rotted tires for NOS Panaracer Timbuk II's (for now).

More importantly, I actually took her for a ride yesterday and I must say I am quite surprised by this bike. She climbs like a goat and really tracks quite nicely for a 19 year old bike. Defintely one of those bikes that looks fast sitting still. She's a keeper...

Hope you like!

Ben


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Sweet :D Exactly how I'd build a zaskar :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Thanks!! Its this darn site that gave me the itch... :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Very liking this alot :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:44 pm 
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BensterSD wrote:
Thanks!! Its this darn site that gave me the itch... :D


That and the dreams of when we were lads :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:30 am 
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Lower the seat post half mast and it will be perfect :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:31 am 
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BensterSD wrote:
Thanks!! Its this darn site that gave me the itch... :D

Great way to scratch it!

Is that the one that was for sale on So Cal craigslist what seemed like forever?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:17 am 
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Looks really nice! That's a whole lot of seat post... Just how tall are you? :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:53 am 
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lovely! MAG21's always look perfect on Zaskars!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: San Diego, CA
Thanks to all!

This was on SoCal CL, but only for a few hours... Apparently, the original owner was the former owner of a bike shop that no longer exists in Oceanside, CA. He just needed to get it out of his buddies garage.

Ya, I probably could lower the post a bit, although I'm 6'1" and the bike is an 18".

Overall, she could still use some detailing and polishing to perfect. I'd call it a 10 footer for now... The flip flop stem has surface rust and looks more brown than black. Up close, the stickers are quite faded and torn in places. The headbadge GT sticker is about 3/4 gone too. The "Competition Series" stickers were so tore up, I removed them altogether. It'll be a fun project to tinker with.

Ben


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