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 Post subject: nuke proof and 9 speed
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:30 pm 
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Is it possible to put a 9 speed cassette on a vintage nuke proof bomb shell hub?

like these?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:56 pm 
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Should do. 8spd hubs take 9spd as they are the same width


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:10 pm 
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Hmmm, interesting.......is the quality ok?


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The earlier thinner (non-bomb) are not very good......In fact crap as they tended to break at the thin ali flange and then seperate from the carbon. The second generation (bomb-proof) were much better and relly dont have any problems other than than the bad rep of their forebearers. The Bombies will take a 9 of course.


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i can buy a set of NOS "bombies" (at least the seller says they're not used)
and i wondered if they're worth building a wheel with......if i change my mind i'll spread the word for anyone interested.


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I use a set on my road bike with 9 speed, no problems. Although mine are bomb proof they do have cracks in the flange where the ali meets carbon, but hasn't affected them since they appeared a year ago...


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