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    Need help identifying '94 trash find (PICTURE HEAVY)

    I picked this bike up in a dirt trade worth about $40. I know it's 1994 from the stamp code. But don't know much else. It's original color is a metallic purple but has been spray painted black. Planning on restoring it if I can find the proper info. Planning on restoring back to the original. Seems like a lot needs to be replaced. Thanks for the help!

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    yeah those pictures are rubbish, need a decent one of the frame, but with a serial number like that, it could well be a Zaskar.
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    I've been able to add more detailed pictures. Would the color need to be powder coated?

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    if you carefully sand through the paint , you may find out what it is.... did that on a bike I got for free and it had been repainted several times and after I started sanding through the layers I found out it was a 1990 specialized rockhopper..... good luck!
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    that might be a zaskar...... I looked at what models had purple as one of the available colors... the pantera, backwoods and karakoram also had purple as an option, but it was a darker purple
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    Much better pics. I'd be thinking that its a 1994 Zaskar in anodised purple. Assuming the cap on the end of the top tube is flat, not curved. There serial number pretty much says it all though.

    The frame should look like this:
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    pics of others to compare
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    yeah but those last two are made in tawain, so will have a serial number starting with a letter, only zaskars start with a number (or are all numbers, month, year, build)
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    and from the pics I have seen, the zaskar frame has a replaceable derailleur hanger and the others do not
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    Wow thanks for all the info. I'm looking into doing a stock rebuild (new to the biking community). Original color and all. Is that the best option or should I just keep what is savable and use newer parts?

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    well it all depends, pretty much one of what's on it would have been to spec...but the Zakar was available as either the Zaaskar, or LE model, or both as frame only (no difference, that year both normal and LE frame were the same, its the build that's different). SO decision is yours, asa frame only the option to build anything... but if you can uncover the decals on the top tube, if still there will tell you the possible buid... but an LE is all XTR, so thats $$$$$$$$$$$$$ and RS Mag 21 SL, also $$$$$$.
    Also it's not painted (origianlly) its anodised, so you'll have to decide what to do depending on the condition of the colour, it does wear off and/or fade over time.
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    IE this is a pretty stock build for a 94 LE: (they came in ball burished: polished, puple, blue and black)
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