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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:57 am 
Old School Grand Master

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Built in June of 92 18" frame....so u-brake in the rear....this frame was in one of the first batches to get anodized at GT. Anodized Zaskar LE frames first showed up in a GT catalog in 1993 which was the year they switched to cantilever bosses in the rear of all sizes except the 14.5". I'd been sitting on this one for a while...wanted to get it built up earlier...back when purple was the BOTM competition. I worked for a while back and forth with Gil getting the 1993 decals dialed in for this frame as there haven't been any original GT decals available for 1993 for over a year. Pretty simple build on this one.

Frame: 18" Zaskar LE 6061-T6 Alcoa aluminum
Fork: Rock Shox Mag21
Headset: Chris King Nothreadset silver
Stem: Tioga polished
Handlebar: Rtichey WSC Pro-Lite
Grips: NOS GT/A'ME anatomical
Crank: GT Billet CNC 175mm w/SG-X 48/36/24 rings
BB: GT titanium 73x116
Derailleurs: Shimano M735 Front and Rear
Shifters: Shimano Deore XT 7 speed (using the 8th click on this application)
Cassette: Shimano XTR M900 11-32T
Chain: Shimano CN-HG90
Hubs: F/R Shimano XTR HB/FH-M900 32 hole
Rims: Ukai 26x1.5
Tires: NOS IRC Mythos
Seat Post: GT/Kalloy
Saddle: NOS Bontrager Velo Ti Perforated
Seat Clamp: Salsa QR
Pedals: Shimano PD-M535

I finished up a red one last week and have a green frame in the stand right now. More coming!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:14 am 
Old School Grand Master

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The red build...early 96 frame

Fork: GT Bologna lite (Candy Red paint from a Backwoods AMAZING! match to the red ano)
Headset: Tioga Alchemy
Stem: Comtrol Tech Polished 120mm
Bar: GT alloy
Grips: NOS GT/A'ME anatomicals
Brake Levers: Ritchey Logic Black/Silver
Brakes: Ritchey Logic Cantilevers Silver
Crank: Shimano Deore XT FC-M737
Derailleurs: Shimano Deore XT RD/FD-M737
Shifter: Shimano Deore XT SL-M739 offers more adjustment
Cassette: Shimano Deore XT CS-HG93 8 spd
Chain: Shimano CN-HG90
Wheels: NOS Mavic 217's in Gold with GT/Hadley red anodized hubs, DT DB spokes
Tires: Panaracer Smoke and Dart 2.1
Post: Ritchey Nitto 27.0mm
Saddle: Vetta SL Manganese rails
Seat Clamp: Critical Racing CNC silver


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:53 pm 
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Location: Dunkeswell, Nr Honiton, Devon
sweet, my '97 Zaskar is winging its way to me as i speak, so i cant wait.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:40 pm 
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For some reason I don't get as excited about those 'frost ano" colors as I do these. The textured aluminum attracts dirt and was intended to have a flat almost matte appearance. These were Ball Burnished before being anodized and they pop pretty good especially in the right light. Matt is your incoming BB, red or blue?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:09 pm 
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it was red, before he sort of sanded it and he sprayed it blue, home done jobby, the colour looks nice but ill be stripping back to bare alu, and polishing it hopefully


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:12 pm 
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mattbrown wrote:
it was red, before he sort of sanded it and he sprayed it blue, home done jobby, the colour looks nice but ill be stripping back to bare alu, and polishing it hopefully


That's going to be a ton of work because those frost ano frames where like...finely bead blasted before anodized..Rest ye olde elbows!~


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:28 pm 
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Love the GT cranks 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:16 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
Love the GT cranks 8)


Yeah...me too I wish I could find a few more sets. I do have one more pair in 177.5 but have a few to builds yet and haven't decided which they will go on. Also need to sort some rings for them.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:34 am 
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that purple one looks great...love the component mix.

Like the flower on the red one :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:48 am 
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GoldenEraMTB wrote:
Like the flower on the red one :D


Just a foam sticky to slow the cable rub!


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