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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:06 pm 
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(are those spokes non-stainless? look quite tired anyway).


Hmm, on second look they look a bit knackered :(


i've seen "a spoke" for sale on ebay...


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scant wrote:
Pickle wrote:
LongboardSi wrote:
(are those spokes non-stainless? look quite tired anyway).


Hmm, on second look they look a bit knackered :(


i've seen "a spoke" for sale on ebay...



but this guys gonna need 262mm spokes for them wheels lol :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: so close yet so far :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)


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Paintwork looks okay to me. Clean it up, new cables, replace drivechain parts if broken but otherwise just go ride it.


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Needs a 'deep clean', degrease chain/cassette etc then, as everyone else says, fit a lower rise stem and loose the barends...

Not much else I'd do really, a nice wholesome mountain bike :)


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I sold my one of these for bugger all - wished I'd kept it....


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:12 pm 
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small size zasker = the worlds first dirt jump mountain bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:18 pm 
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Leave it well alone as with the majority of comments here :)

I also agree with switching cables, stem and losing the bar ends.

The wheels seem to be drawing comment re the spoke condition. Would probabaly ditch them altogether and source out a similar age set with better hubs maybe? There's some rather nice Mavic M231's on xt hubs for sale on here I believe :wink:


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scant wrote:
small size zasker = the worlds first dirt jump mountain bike.


Ahhh...

Brings back memories of Hans Rey 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:40 pm 
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Echo what the others have said - clean it, flatter stem, new cables, and go ride!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:49 pm 
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mart77 wrote:
Here are a couple of options that I am considering.
1. Strip paint myself and respray in current colour scheme ( I do feel confident on spraying the frame)
2. Powercoat the frame white and add black decals.

The paint is good, just clean it and polish it - don't T-cut it, that's too severe, but a good polish has some fine abrasive elements that will remove minor imperfections and it'll look great.

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Current rebuild plan:
1. Replace gearset with new Deore LX equipment
2. Replace stem, Saddle & seat stay.
2. Fit some retro Pace forks

If the gears work, I'd keep them. You need a better stem and seat post, every bike needs a Flite and that's probably a steel handlebar that weighs a pound - save over half a pound with an aluminium one. Dynamically, the biggest improvements you could make to that bike would be:

1. fit handbuilt wheels - lighter, tighter, faster in every way. If the ride is too harsh, get fat tyres and maybe a Stan's tubeless system so you can run low pressures without getting punctures.
2. V brakes

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Or: put the money towards a lightweight Kona rebuild?

Both


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