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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:44 pm 
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I just picked this up on the weekend for $35 at the local gear swap and cleaned off the fugly stickers and gave the frame a good wash down with soapy water and a bit of MEC parts cleaner for the greasy chain stay.

I really like the blue annodized finish - wish my edge road bike was annodized. The ball burnish finish is just too much - particularly with the retro silver components build I have on it. Now if I could put on a bunch of red or blue anno bits it might look cool.

Anyhow, I'm a bit worried its going to be a bit too small for me - got my fingers crossed.

Here are some photos of the frame:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:06 pm 
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I'm curious!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:15 pm 
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Irvinizer wrote:
I'm curious!



Sorry, I was trying to upload pics that were too large. Sorry for the quality guys - cell phone shots with flash. Also sorry for the clutter in the background - I took them on the spur of the moment.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:24 am 
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no need to be sorry, bike clutter adds,,, erm.... you know! oooh i love a zaskar!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:01 pm 
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niiice! thats a bargain


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Bargain! What are your plans for the build?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Houlio99 wrote:
Bargain! What are your plans for the build?


Thanks for asking. It isn't going to be anything fancy. I don't have the $ to do a nice retro build (which would probably be lost on this bike as a winter commuter) so I'm just using what I have in the parts bin.

Wheels: 26" Sun Rhynolites with Deore hubs
Shifters: Shimano Deore Rapid Fire
Mechs: Shimano Deore in black
Fork: Surly 1x1 cromo steel, black, suspension corrected to 80mm
Brakes: Magura HS22's (if I can get them bled properly) otherwise Avid Speed Dial three levers with Deore v-brakes.
Tires: Continental Contacts
Stem: Generic 25.4 x 100mm with 6degreee +/- (I will upgrade this to a black one over time to match the rest of the bits
Bar: Race Face Riser - 25.4
Seat Post: 27.0 Kallaloy Uno layback single bolt in black
Seat: Black OE SDG saddle I pulled off my wife's Kona Nunu - cheap but comfy.
Head Set: Threadless FSA DH Pig in black - I like big bearings and am not worried about the weight - wish you could still buy those nice Shimano XT headsets with 1/4 inch bearings.
Bar Cons: Generic Control Tech knockoffs.
Grips: ODI lock on in black

I'd really like to do a silver build on the bike, but pretty much everything I have is black and I don't have the budget to collect a whole new build kit. The Rhynolites are overkill - they were my first North Shore capable wheel and they have lasted a long time. This is the third bike I've had them on. They are getting close to requiring replacement and I'd like to get something a bit easier to spin (and get skinny tires on). Anyone have a recommendation for a set of good street style 26" wheels rim brake capable?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:22 am 
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Sounds pretty bomber!

I used to enjoy my Zas when fully rigid. Pls post pics as you go...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Got the headset mounted last night (and the fork is on, but not totally secure yet) and mounted the crank and bb. I'll try to get some shots tonight.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:21 am 
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Argh! After all that mucking about the HS 22's don't seem to be compatible with the Rhynolight rims/wheels I have for this build. I'm seriously tempted to stick those suckers on ebay and get some vbrakes.


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