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Old 06-13-02, 07:14 PM
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Frame Dellemmmaaaa

Im looking to replace my frame, im hitting hte cross bar, and well, not really into that kind of thing...

I now have a Ralleigh Peak STX, 4130 Cromo, but would like to go aluminium for weight and stiffness, Im 5-8 and 185 I dont want a noodle...

Im dealing with a reputable bike shop, they have several GT frames, Zaskar's, through to Agressors. They assure me that warranty is not a problem, all of the people in the shop are on GT's, and several have been for the last 5 years, with no frame failures yet.

I can pick up a Zaskar, for $500 CDN, have a super light frame, that I can upgrade components to when the divetrain needs to be replaced.

Or,

Get a Kuahara frme, for about $275 CDN. this frame is just over 3.5 pounds, the GT is 3.3 pounds or less

Opinions?
 
Old 06-13-02, 07:39 PM
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sorry, also ment to ask,
disk tabs?
I can get either frame with or without disk tabs, I dont have them, but is it worht upgrading to them later?
Without is a cost savings.
Just wondering if it affects the strength / rigidity of the frame?
 
Old 06-14-02, 07:24 AM
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The Zaskar is a sweet frame, you really can't go wrong with it. Regarding disc tabs, if you're not going to upgrade to disc w/in the next 3 years forget about it! By then you'll want a new bike and you can get the discs on it!

Regarding Kuwahara, I didn't know they were into Mt. bikes. I had a BMX frame of theirs years ago, but haven't seen anything from them in at least 5 years.

With that, I'd suggest the Zaskar over the Kuwa.

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Old 06-15-02, 09:12 AM
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Oh great, another frame has hit the mix,
ORYX?
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Old 06-18-02, 06:50 PM
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GET THE GT!! Only because its a GT though , i unno, i've always loved GTm even though the Shwin Bastards bout em, oh well
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Old 06-22-02, 09:59 AM
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Ok, I got the GT, but I got a bargin one, virtually the same geometry as the Zaskar, less than a third the price, weight is not an issue. one pound can be better lost on me than on the frame.

here she is, built her up last night.
 
Old 06-22-02, 10:44 AM
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Nice looking ride, love the colors. I also love the feel of the GT triple triangle frame. Very stiff and well made.
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Old 06-22-02, 11:44 AM
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Is it not true that after Swinn bought GT they began to have financial problems? It's just something i've heard and wanted to verify.
Oh, and i gree with joe, those colours are pretty decent.
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yes but then schwinn went bust i think and pacific in LA or something bought them out
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Yep, GT did go down hill after Mr. turner sold the name to Schwinn, I guess Schwinn after previously going bankrupt didnt need to pay the28? million for the initials!!

and yeah, the colours are why I bought it...

Seems that this is the frame that they sold as a Wal-Mart bike... ha!
 
Old 06-23-02, 05:55 AM
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Weekend Up-Date...

She's been riden hard n put away wet so to speak...

Handles better, man did I need the smaller frame!!! Im able to work the bike much better!!

Untill I can afford a front derailer, its a bit stiff on the trails, I need granny back!! Cliff bars dont do it!!!

Im off to wash her down...
 

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