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 Post subject: spotting a fake Zaskar
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:18 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi maybe a daft question but how do i tell the difference a real GT Zaskar and a fake, whats to stop someone just putting the stickers and decals on and advertising in as a Zaskar??? seen this a couple of times now where people have dressed up other GT bikes and put decals on

any help and advise or a guide would be brillant

many thanks

Langers :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:23 am 
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Welcome to the site!

This has been covered hundreds of times on here though, search function is your friend..

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=261495


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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ha ha sorry mate, and thanks for the link, but reading all thats made my head hurt :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:15 pm 
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No worries.

Basically:

* Flat top tube cap, behind the seatpost (although the 1991 panthera also has this)
* Will be 6061 aluminium, stamped into the inside of the dropouts, most other GTs are 7005.
* Will have a serial number stamped on dropouts, usually deciphered as size, month and year.

Failing all that, if you see one and you aren't sure, just ask on here.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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ah mate i really appricate that thanks you :D right what are drop outs :roll: ?? lol sorry are they where you push the rear wheel into?? are these numbers visable ie 6061 even if the bike is painted? the only reason i ask this question is my mate lent me his Zaskar LE on friday to ride to work and i looked all over it and couldnt find a stamp on the frame anywhere. i just sooooooo worried about handing over my hard earned cash later to find ive not brought a zaskar :( also whats a Xizang?? they look similar and a beatiful bike too??

again many many thanks for all your help
cheers

Langers


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:20 pm 
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The dropouts are where the wheel goes. Usually, stampings show thru the paint.

Xizang is Chinese for Tibet, google tells me...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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ha ha na a GT Xizang 8) they look awesome too im guess a rare bike??


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Right this is my mate Zaskar le lovely bike but couldnt find a stamp on the frame no engraving just the sticker!!! and thats another thing....... all the sticker and decals differ :facepalm: :cry:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:41 pm 
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How much are you paying for it mate?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:50 pm 
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im not lol its a mates he just lent it to me for the day which was ace of him. is this a real zaskar??


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