1993 GT Zasker LE (90’s Ridiculous Build)

This was my first “real” mountain bike.

TL;DR, I spent one summer back home after getting kicked out of college my freshman year for poor grades, so I got a job at a small bike shop and helped out as a sales/mechanic/whatever.

The shop sold GT, so I splurged and picked up this Zaskar LE frame, along with that omg-oh-so-sweet RockShox Mag 21 SL Ti fork with my employee discount.

Lots of purple-anno goodies in the build. Here’s what I can pick out from the photos:

  • GT Zaskar LE frame (16″)
  • RockShox Mag 21 SL Ti fork (63 or 80mm, can’t remember), with ODI clear stanchion booties
  • Selle Italia Flite saddle w/Ti rails and perforated leather(!)
  • Suntour XC-Pro MicroDrive crankset 175mm
  • Ringlé Moby seatpost
  • Ringlé water bottle cage
  • Mavic 217(?) rims with Wheelsmith DB spokes (I built these myself!)
  • Ringlé SuperBubba front hub, MachineTech rear (silent roller clutch!)
  • Continental XC tires (can’t remeber the model, but they were superlight and a bit skinny)
  • ControlTech stem
  • Syncros bar ends
  • Dia-Compe 987 brakeset
  • XTR rapid-fire shifters/levers

My project wishlist is to source all of these parts and rebuild this bike! I’ll probably end up spending 10x for these parts today. Stay tuned!

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