Been around on these Forums for a while but haven't really said all that much.
Decided it might be good to start of thread to keep a record of my first proper build. I got into the retro lark about 6 months back and bought a P7 which has kept me happy but now I fancy a change.
So. Always dreamed of a Zaskar when I was a young lad, so am going to have a crack at one. I've had a look at some of the threads on here and picked up some great inspiration
Picked up the start of the project yesterday from a great guy on here, Jason. He's done a great job of finding some original parts, but I'd like to take it a stage further.
I'm planning a XTR M95x build, with bling blue X Lite stuff. Forks are Rock Shox Judy SL in really nice condition. I have most of the other parts, just waiting on a few more things.
First step was to strip the frame down
Frame is in great condition, it weighted in at 1950g on the kitchen scales this morning.
Next job is to strip off the decals as it's been re stickered at some point. They in great shape, but they're just not quite right. New ones are on the way from Gil_m
Then it'll be a rainy afternoon spent with this lot
cleaning off the glue residue then shining her up nicely
The headset is fairly old fashioned so it's likely to get replaced. Looking for either a blue or silver Chris King, if anyone has one for sale let me know!
Hope the thread is of interest to someone, I'll try to provide regular updates for prosperity if nothing else!
By for now!
My retro mtb:
'96 Orange P7, (almost, nearly) full XTR with PACE RC36 Pro Class Ltd - Now spilt and sold
'96 GT Zaskar LE - Current Project see build thread
My modern roadie: