1992 Pantera Al badged as a Zaskar?

d8mok

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I was looking at this (deffo not buying ) and wondered why it looked a little off. I’m not up on the early Zaskars (-95) but it’s dropouts look different. Maybe you are right but it won’t be selling at £600 anyway
 

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But it has a flat end cap and zaskar decals, so it must be a zaskar, surely....?

Despite it not having a replaceable mech hanger, and the serial number starting with, and having letters in it and not just numbers, it must be a zaskar...

Is it a....... :LOL:
 

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‘91 & ‘92 Zaskars used the same style dropouts - no replaceable mech hanger. This isn’t one of those though - H2 serial number denotes Hodaka (Taiwan) built 1992 Pantera. They’ve done a good job of polishing it!
 

d8mok

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The mech hanger on the first ones wasn’t replaceable I don’t think but the serial is the giveaway.
 

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So who spooked the seller?

He's now added a photo from when he 'brought it' , displaying very blurred Zaskar decals. So now the mugged becomes the mugger.
 

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d8mok":21opzy3l said:
.........the serial is the giveaway.

Spot on ^ if it went legal the serial number would be the only info needed
Hence why manufacturers use them

I bought a pile of shite racing bike Raleigh Winner with foam handlebar covers when I was 15 and found a Reynolds 531 Decal to apply shortly after getting it to replace the Raleigh gas pipe one - perhaps the seller would like to buy that from his profits and claim as it was done in 1985 by the original owner it has to be genuine :facepalm:
 

d8mok

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And by coincidence same frame number too

Joking apart at least he’s done the right thing and not tried to rip someone off who doesn’t know.
 
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