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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:41 pm 
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Hi, guys - this is my current project which i just wanted to share and also create a thread so I can ask (beg :wink:) for any help/parts I need :)

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It may look fine already from the pic but its not as good as I want it,
Things to do:
Polish frame and apply new decals,
Source new saddle or recover,
Restore forks,
Needs new rims - braking surfaces are now concaved,
Onza bar ends and Gorilla booster to repaint,
Replacement XT crankset required as toe clips have worn grooves on both arms,
Also need to complete the XT groupset, parts req'd; Front canti brakes, headset, shifters+levers.

After this I'll then be happy! :lol:
And then its onto the Kona :wink:

Thanks for looking :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:47 pm 
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Looks a good project, she's an early one. What's the date stamp on it?

Regarding the rims, I cant make them out, are they campag? if so they have a concave face as standard.

Get some more pics up if you have any 8)

Niall.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:15 pm 
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Thanks :)
I actually have about 60 photo's - my wife looking at me bewildered while I took them :lol:

Its a May '91 Zaskar which is exactly the year I wanted as its the same year as the one I owned back in 1992.
And yes, the rims are Campagnolo! So they are concaved already :shock: - didn't know that, I thought they were worn out after 20+ years of use!


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Looks like a good basis for a nice little bike there. Suscribed for updates 8)

Sean


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:09 pm 
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The frame is very good - one mature owner from new and its had a fairly easy life by the looks of it, no dings or dents, scratches, chain suck etc.
Just like to give a "Big Thanks :D" to Gil who's going to sort me out all the necessary decals I need - without those these projects would only ever be half complete.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:11 pm 
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Rims might be deliberately concave


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:17 pm 
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Never heard of that before (well other than the previous comment above) - why would that be? The benefits?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:43 pm 
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Actually, just found this on google search:

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The idea behind the concave sidewalls was that it would prohibit the brake pad from arcing down into the spokes, but the reality was that a pad with a flat braking surface contacting a rim with a curved brake surface meant that adjustment wasn't easy and once adjusted, there was minimal contact between pad and rim that resulted in less than optimal brake performance.


'Less than optimal brake performance'?
:lol: Yes, I can confirm....the brakes are shit.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:03 pm 
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The brakes are poo because the forks are shite as they flex like mad. The original Bologna lite rigid forks would be better for everyday riding but some find a zaskar a harsh frame.

The mag 21 legs are quite fragile around the bolt area so inspect for cracks and stripped threads. It was common for them to be helicoiled back in the day under warranty. The brace is also prone to cracking but can still be found as it was used for most of the then range. My mag 21 looked like yours after about 6 months winter riding in 94.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:08 pm 
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therealjaxon wrote:
'Less than optimal brake performance'?
:lol: Yes, I can confirm....the brakes are shit.


That right there is a quote im taking with me :lol:


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