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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:53 pm 
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Over the last few weeks I've been tinkering with my '96 Zaskar. When I purchased the frame I initially put a mix of modern and old on it but wasn't really happy with both the looks and performance. Couple of weeks ago I managed to source a nearly complete XT M739 Groupset and also a set of NOS '97 Judy XC Forks.

Mixed it with a bit of gold 'bling' and some carbon and this is the the result - So far :wink: Still got a few jobs; cut the steerer, fit the cabling and put new Red decals on and jobs done. Will then give it a quick once over with some Brasso to make it shine 8)


Updated 28/02/2010

Frame: 16" Ball Burnished
Serial No: 1096161698
Frame Material: 6061 T6 Aluminium, Double-Butted
Fork Brand & Model: 1997 Rock Shox Judy XC

Brakeset: Shimano Deore XTR M950 V-Brakes
Shift / brake Levers: Shimano Deore XT RapidFire SL
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX 31.8
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT with Gold SRP Bolt
Crankset: Shimano Deore XT, 22/32/44 teeth
Pedals: Shimano SPD
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN54
Rear Cassette: 8-speed, 11 - 30 teeth
Seatpost: RooX, 27.0 mm diameter
Seatpost Clamp: Hope Gold 31.8
Saddle: Selle Italia
Handlebar: X-Lite XLR Pro
Handlebar Stem: Syncros
Headset 1 1/8" FSA Orbit XL
Headset Spacer: Hope Gold
Wheelset : Spin Carbon Fibre
Tyres : IRC MythosXC Amberwall Front and Rear


Here's how the frame looked when first purchased

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Here's an earlier incarnation

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Here's the current pics

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Hopefully I'll get this finished on the weekend, just hoping Mr Postman gets here on time :cry:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:30 pm 
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Looking great so far should look good with the new decals 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:05 am 
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Flat bars please.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:29 pm 
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Nah, sticking with the risers on this one. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:24 pm 
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Been busy, sorry about the pics but it's bloody chucking it down :(

This is the finished spec

Frame: 16" Ball Burnished
Serial No: 1096161698
Frame Material: 6061 T6 Aluminium, Double-Butted
Fork Brand & Model: 1997 Rock Shox Judy XC

Brakeset: Shimano Deore XT V-Brake brakes
Shift / brake Levers: Shimano Deore XT RapidFire SL
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT 31.8
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT with Gold SRP Bolt
Crankset: Shimano Deore XT, 22/32/44 teeth
Pedals: GT SPD
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN54
Rear Cassette: Shimano 8-speed, 11 - 30 teeth
Seatpost: RooX, 27.0 mm diameter
Seatpost Clamp: Hope Gold 31.8
Saddle: Selle Italia XO White
Handlebar: X-Lite XLR Pro
Handlebar Stem: Syncros
Headset 1 1/8" FSA Orbit XL
Headset Spacer: Hope Gold

Wheelset: Jalco DX221 with Shimano Parallax Hubs (Only Temporary found in shed :()
Tyres: Tioga Factory XC

Making do with a M737 Front mech but really need a M739 to finish the groupset. Also would ideally like
a Mavic 217 XT Hub wheelset with white walled tyres 8)



What do you think?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:18 am 
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Bit of an update to the Zaskar

Current Spec - Updated 28/02/2010

Frame: 16" Ball Burnished
Serial No: 1096161698
Frame Material: 6061 T6 Aluminium, Double-Butted
Fork Brand & Model: 1997 Rock Shox Judy XC

Brakeset: Shimano Deore XTR M950 V-Brakes
Shift / brake Levers: Shimano Deore XT RapidFire SL
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX 31.8
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT with Gold SRP Bolt
Crankset: Shimano Deore XT, 22/32/44 teeth
Pedals: Shimano SPD
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN54
Rear Cassette: 8-speed, 11 - 30 teeth
Seatpost: RooX, 27.0 mm diameter
Seatpost Clamp: Hope Gold 31.8
Saddle: Selle Italia
Handlebar: X-Lite XLR Pro
Handlebar Stem: Syncros
Headset 1 1/8" FSA Orbit XL
Headset Spacer: Hope Gold
Wheelset : Spin Carbon Fibre
Tyres : IRC MythosXC Amberwall Front and Rear

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Not 100% sure on the Spins yet, got some new decals coming for them. Looking at the pics I have now decided to dump the Hope headset spacers and get the stem sitting lower on the headset. IMO just don't look right as is.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:28 am 
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I know there are haters but I just love the look of the Spins 8) 8) 8)

As for the spacers, maybe black ones would look better, especially if the riding position is good for you. Why not try the spacers on top for a ride or 2 before you decide to chop the steerer?

Unless of course it's form over function :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:27 pm 
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prefered the black decals meself

looks cool tho


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:20 pm 
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SWEET 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:02 pm 
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Its running at about 95%.

Just drop the riser bar and chop the steerer tube down.

I liked the old decals a lot, but the red ones work well with the forks.


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