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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:29 pm 
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here is my newly acquired gt zaskar.
don't know what year its from, but it's reasonably specced.
full deore lx brakes & gears,
ritchey seat post, stem, bars, headset.
lx hubs on d521 rims.
not sure about the forks, but i'm sure i'll be replacing them with a pair of pace forks soon,
the frame is a little tatty, there is a small dent on the top tube, but the bike is sound. i will be stripping this and polishing the frame.
so can anyone give me a rough idea of the age of the bike.
anyone have any idea what forks they are ?


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I think that from the decals it's a 1998 or 1999 frame. Have a look for the serial number on the non drive side drop out for a date.

The fork boots have the look of RST forks perhaps.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:31 pm 
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i've just been checking for a serial number and at some point it has been
removed. it doesnt look recent though, but i'd hate to think this was stolen in the past.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:35 am 
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Congrats on the purchase...so you're the one who beat me on eBay :evil: I was being greedy though since I've already got a Zaskar I bought way back in 1996 but when I saw it and it was just down the road thought it could make a handy 2nd matching bike for the misses.

Autosol, get a tube from Halfords, is pretty much all you need to polish a Zaskar frame back to its former glory. Here was my effort on a frame that's not been polished for over a decade:
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I'll be sure to keep an eye on your progress.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:50 am 
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made up with the bike for the price. i've just taken the bike apart.
and i spent around an hour using autosol, i had a tube in the shed.
tbh the frame is quite beaten up. but it'll make a nice run around.
it'll never be a garage queen. but there was some quite nice parts on it.
but i'm not keen on the forks. holding out for some nice pace forks.
as i mentioned earlier, the frame number has been ground away, it looks like it was done some years ago.
i'm trying to sell my litespeed full susser at the mo. i have another retro project i am hoping to buy, just need some funds.
but if i do get the bike it'll be on par with the rc100 i recently restored.
i think this retro bug has well and truly bitten me.


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