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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:10 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:58 am
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Location: Collier Street near Bedgebury Forest
Hi all, been using the scanned guides on here for the past couple of weeks, so thought I'd better do the decent thing & sign up.

Got a GT Zaskar from what appears to be 1991, frame number 03910558, so from reading a GT Zaskar thread earlier that makes it the 558 frame made in March 1991.

Have had it for the past few years & been slowly building up, then forgetting about mountain biking, then rediscovering it & the work recommences. Decided not to go down the original route, so it has XT shifters/levers, LX front & rear mechs, LX chainset, LX V brake up front (with Travel Agent), deore U brake on the rear. And just completed over the weekend, it now has a beautiful pair of Pace RC35's, a Cane Creek S3 aheadset & a Bontrager Select stem.

Been over to Bedgebury twice since the weekend & can confirm it rides better than I do.

Can't post any pics at the moment, as they're all too big, but here is the link to the Facebook album showing the work in progress, let me know if you can't access it https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 7c0f9b4809


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:14 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:58 am
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Location: Collier Street near Bedgebury Forest
Also got some bit's on Ebay at the mo, that came off the front end, if anyone's interested.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:18 am 
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Location: Kuranda DH circa 1991
sweet, nice bike. 91, you have one of the best zaskars ever made imho. great to hear you are riding it lots and enjoying it. (needs some older parts i reckon...but thats just my opinion)

thanks for sharing!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Collier Street near Bedgebury Forest
merckx wrote:
sweet, nice bike. 91, you have one of the best zaskars ever made imho. great to hear you are riding it lots and enjoying it. (needs some older parts i reckon...but thats just my opinion)

thanks for sharing!

:D



Yeah could probably do with some older bits, but it's getting hold of them & cost. Having only just in the past 6 months got back into mountain biking, need to keep the cost down & the bike operational at all times. What I need is another one :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:11 pm
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Location: central cal usa
And another, and another. 6 and still trying make them look like vacuum cleaners so my wife won't notice them


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:05 pm 
Gold Trader
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Welcome to the forum! :D

I agree, that this bike deserves a period correct build. But the main thing is that you like it and that the bike is driven! :D

Edit: I will add a pic of your Zaskar, so we know what you are talking about! :wink:

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Here is a pic of my 91 (built in September 1990; No. 88) frame waiting to be built up:
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:27 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:58 am
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Location: Collier Street near Bedgebury Forest
Yeah it was your tread that enabled me to work out when mine was built. I'd like to do a period build, but it's my only ride, so it's been put together with what I can afford, what's available & minimal disruption to riding.

The answer is, I NEED ANOTHER ZASKAR :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:58 am
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Location: Collier Street near Bedgebury Forest
Cheers Rahbari for the upload, all my pics of the bike are far too big, but just save them from FB & they're perfect, so here it is as it stands now, with a beautiful pair of Pace RC35's 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:26 pm 
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Look good to me - even better when you level that saddle.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:10 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:58 am
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Location: Collier Street near Bedgebury Forest
dirttorpedo wrote:
Look good to me - even better when you level that saddle.



Yeah, saddle is done, has always been like that, don't ask why, must have just got used to it, but much better now :facepalm:


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