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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:51 am 
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Here's my Zaskar 1991. I have recently bought it on ebay, and after accurate examination, I've found that it is 90% period correct and almost unused. The der. pulleys are like new, hard anno rims are barely scratched and the down tube doesn't have any signs of dents or even light chips. The only sign of time is the dull colour the ball burnished frame has adeveloped after 17 years. I substituted the slick modern tires with vintage amberwall Tioga hound dawg 1.5 and bloodhound 1.25 (this bike is supposed to be a commuter - at least it's how I justified the purchase with my missus), and the saddle with a Selle Italia Turbomatic.
There was a very strange saddle by Giro, a nisene with arabesques impressed on the cover. Nice but unsuitable. Last, I mounted a pair of original SPDs with an aftermarket lightweight axle.
Notice also the nice short cage XT rear derailleur...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:02 pm 
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nice - i like it!

check out mine too!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:07 pm 
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very nice . !!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:08 pm 
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fancy selling the abba esque saddle?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:10 pm 
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strange, its the first zaskar that really appeals to me... nice!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:25 pm 
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Hhhhmmmmmmm :shock: Early Zaskar..... it looks really cool. Wish I could get one of these really cheap :?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:14 pm 
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This wasn't expensive... 200 euros

Selling the saddle? well I have to ask a friend of mine who's interested, Inpositive case I'll PM you


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:12 pm 
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don't the brake blocks sell for nearly that much?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:52 pm 
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LongboardSi wrote:
don't the brake blocks sell for nearly that much?

right :)
rippin that bike apart would give you a huge profit! but i hope you resist the dark side :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:54 pm 
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What? Scott Mathausers? Are they so much sought after? Didn't know that.

The dark side? I know that I really would get quite a lot of money splitting the bike, in fact i was really surprised myself , cleaning the bike (taking tons of muck off it, that is), to find out that everything was in such a good state...

But a 1991 bike in this state with almost new components is too much for a romantic pathetic guy like me to destroy it for mere money... No way. I won't even upgrade it.


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