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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:06 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Adelaide, Australia
Hello. I spent my winter break from study re-building an old friend/sometime foe. I've spent loads of time drooling over the bikes on this forum, particularly the early GT's; I thought I'd contribute, albeit in a selfish way. I scrimped and saved and bought this bike complete in 1992 and it's had a few different builds (and uses) over this period. This time I resolved to give it the parts that I always wanted but couldn't afford, i.e. XTR. It's not catalog correct and I'm still looking for some bits and pieces to finish it off close to such (or as a '92/'93 mix) but I thought I'd put it up and share the shine! Thanks for looking.


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 Post subject: Zaskar
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:24 am 
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Nice! Those are indeed shiny pictures 8) 8) 8) .

I recognize the feeling of being able to buy bikes/frames/parts you could afford back in the day, I love it :D !


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:49 am 
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Very nice......!! :wink:

And think you got that bike spot on... Just needs some 21's or pace now :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:08 am 
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awesome! 91 92 zaskars are few and far between in australia! i like your build, very nice. suspension forks! no way! the rigid steel GT fork is perfect!

(i want a rigid fork for mine one day once i track one down)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:39 am
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Location: Adelaide, Australia
thanks for your comments. first sunny day in a while! I did think about mag 21's (was the GT suspension spec option BITD...) but just another thing to constantly be scouring for parts over. When I finally put suspension on this bike, in the late 90's, a crack developed under the steerer tube (hence the additional welds and support) so don't want to risk it again. I always liked the raw feel this bike had rigid anyway. When you ride it well, it rewards you, otherwise it's a rough ride! I think you're correct Merckx with the lack of these in Oz. I haven't seen any around in Adelaide for years, even as commuters. Initially I had to settle for an 18" but was lucky to swap frames soon after purchase with a friends 16". I remember being told there was a limited supply when I bought it in 1992. If I see any decent forks in my travels I PM you... cheers.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:23 am 
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Nice work, period correct and looking great. :D


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 Post subject: Gt Zaskar
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:23 am 
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Very Nice....a great example.....


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:06 pm 
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yep, very nice that.

Early U'brake Zaskars are coool. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:34 pm 
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It looks racy, very nice bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:09 pm 
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I'm biased because my Zask looks just like yours......but......your Zaskar looks...

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SUPERB. UTTERLY FANTASTIC. 8) :D


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