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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:12 pm 
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Real anorak question.

Why did the GT Ruckus have a flat cap on the end of the top tube ?
I thought this was reserved for Zasker & Xizangs made in US only.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:27 pm 
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gt ruckus, was that after the second or third bankruptcy/takeover? i dont think the new owners gave a sh!t about the hierarchy of the frames or their little differences. remember the zaskar was a 'cool urban commuter' at the time of the ruckus! :lol:

the ruckus was the hardcore hardtail, so was really a descendant of the zaskar anyway.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:08 pm 
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I always thought the same. But the change in ownership/"bad" gt years probably explain it.

That looks quite nice actually. Like the chainstay bridge.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:37 pm 
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I thought so too. Not a big fan of the grey but might paint up nicely in another colour.

£45 if you're quick !!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GT-Ruckus-2-0-17-heavy-duty-hardtail-frame-VGC-/300481881920?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item45f61da740

I'd grab it if the missus hadn't invoked the 'Another bike/no testicles clause'


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:40 pm 
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too small. And no room. Worth considering one day though.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:15 am 
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kanerdog1x1 wrote:
remember the zaskar was a 'cool urban commuter' at the time of the ruckus! :lol:


Correction one model was called the Z.U.M. (Zaskar Urban Machine). at the same time the road bikes were called ZR meaning Zaskar Road.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:47 pm 
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GT ZUM, first generation 2005 if I remember right. I've owned it since new and honestly couldn't have told you if the cap was curved or flat. But lookin at the pics, it looks flat. Proper little commuting bike in fantastic bright red. :)
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