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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:05 am 
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merckx wrote:
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Very BIG but Very nice :)


yeah the 20" zaskars always look visually massive. it is a huge difference between the 19" frame and the 20


Most look big to me as i ride a wee 16" :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:54 am 
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16's look the coolest! alas i am quite tall... :lol:

nice looking rig jimi. those handlebars are very moto :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:09 am 
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merckx wrote:
16's look the coolest! alas i am quite tall... :lol:

nice looking rig jimi. those handlebars are very moto :D


Cheers man :wink: , flats would look better but my back and shoulders would disagree :)

You have probably noticed, my frame's a 94 but with earlier decals as the big ZASKAR on the downtube rocks 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:39 am 
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merckx wrote:
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Yea good idea could even swap out the bravado frame as I have a 93 (94 issue?) 20" LE I'll send up too, may be able to build up with the parts from your 95?


man you have collected some stuff :lol:


Too much :lol: need a clean out :shock:


jimihendrix wrote:
the big ZASKAR on the downtube rocks


2nd that^ liked it when gt pushed the names of their bikes over the branding, quite the opposite every other bike brand


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jimihendrix wrote:
merckx wrote:
16's look the coolest! alas i am quite tall... :lol:

nice looking rig jimi. those handlebars are very moto :D


Cheers man :wink: , flats would look better but my back and shoulders would disagree :)

You have probably noticed, my frame's a 94 but with earlier decals as the big ZASKAR on the downtube rocks 8)


riser bars with sweep make the bike fun to ride and handle well too. yes, i agree, the big down tube zaskar is their best looking graphic. it looks heaps better than the "All Terra" downtube decals.

i took the bike out for its first ride on the dirt today, it was fantastic. for a large bike, it is amazing stiff and direct.

i have now flipped the stem though, it felt a bit high when climbing in the upright position.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:15 am 
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I think its quite nicely proportioned actually for a 20" bike.

You know, I grew up with the Eddie Roman videos and started taking notice of mountain bikes smack in the 'All Terra' era, and I actually prefer it over the earlier and later liveries. However I do get that the big model name decals are pretty iconic.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:16 am 
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so i took it for a ride in the bush today, what a hoot. needed to flip the stem though to get the weight over the front end climbing the steep stuff.

its two extremes though, very high bars, or very low (slammed) :lol:

it certainly has a more aggressive stance being flipped, and visually lowers the proportions of the thing.

it has 180mm cranks on it, i have only ever ridden 175's (20yrs or so) The 180's are really quite hard to turn over, cadence is slower for sure. i wasn't expecting it to be so noticeable

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out on the trails this arvo. brisbane is flooding today, so may as well go for a pedal in the bush. its typically very dry at gap creek, so to see streams running, is quite unusual.

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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Zaskar
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what a great looking bike! Like it a lot!


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Zaskar
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:14 am 
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goretro77 wrote:
what a great looking bike! Like it a lot!


thanks, yeah i am having fun riding it, that's for sure. brings back the memories of the good o' days every time i pedal it

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