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 Post subject: 1994 GT Zaskar LE
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:58 pm 
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Well, I've been a member of the site for less than a week and I've already picked up a project.

Looking through some of the other Zaskar threads, I'm pretty sure this is a 1994 model. I bought this in approximately 1997 second hand via MBUK. I think I paid £80 for this as a frame and fork package from a guy from Merseyside, who delivered it to my house (must have been a 300 mile round trip!). I rode the bike for a summer, before treating myself to a Marin Mount Vision. The Zaskar then passed to my Dad, who used it off road for a while, before it became his work hack. Over the last year its sat in the garage feeling sorry for itself. But for no longer, time to bring it back to its former glory!

The bike as it stands:

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The plan is to:
* Strip it down and clean and polish frame. Fairly sure I'll keep the original graphics on it and try and polish around them.
* Fit most of original parts (maybe adding new parts in a black/silver theme).
* Single speed it.
* Ride it in spring/summer off-road and enjoy it.

What do you think?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:40 pm 
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welcome

nice start

GT's make stonking single speeds just remember to fit o/s bar/stem


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this was built from scrap parts apart from the bars and stem which
cost me £15 still in use today


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:00 pm 
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Very nice 8) , the serial number says it was made an August 1994 :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:14 pm 
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Needs some serious loving, but bags of potential.

Good luck :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:33 pm 
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Thanks for the comments. I've taken a bit of autosol some areas of the frame and it's come back gleaming, I'm really impressed. Also stripped off the mudguard and light/brackets. Looking forward to getting stuck in to this :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:26 am 
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I spent a few hours las night stripping the bike down. Everything is now off apart from the bottom bracket, forks and headset. So the next step may be to start spending some money.

I've looked on CRC and priced up a new b/b, chainset, chain, and cassette. All of which come back at a reasonable price. I was weighing up doing a s/s conversion, but it would mean changing the integrated brake/gear levers. So I've opted to go down the 24sp geared route now (save the s/s conversion for another project).

Will post some picture up later on todday :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:19 pm 
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A proper Zaskar :) These frames will polish up nicely, just be careful with decals, 94 are very hard to find.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:41 am 
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Radoslaw wrote:
just be careful with decals, 94 are very hard to find.


Have :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:17 am 
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Oh, you just showing up :) how about Xizang 98?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:37 am 
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It's been a few days since touching the bike, due to work being a bit hectic. However, a parcel arrived from CRC with a new chainset (TruvatrivIsoflow ), cassette (SRAM PG830), chain (PC830) and brake pads front and rear. I picked up some gear and brake cables from...Wilkinson's too. So, I should have everything ready to go! Just need to finish polishing the frame, then it can go back together again.

I'll post some updates throughout the day :)


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