been a lurker here for some time........
The first bike show Nuke proof appeared @ is the Reno bike show (worked in conjunction w/ slingshot,they were nice enough to share the booth with me....right next to the trimble booth!) at that show I met Zap Espinosa (who immediately arranged to have our carbon bar tested on Rod Kirkams off road toad on the next edition of MBA)hung out w/ rod & many other luminaries @ the show
The second Nuke bike show was @ long beach bike show(Rod , peter & pip from syncros & my buddy barry from santana & slingshot all shared a bank of rooms)I shared the booth with slingshot again.. Peter & pip commando'd a both at the show(ballsy,but effective...)
the third bike show was @ the anaheim bike show (sharing the Booth w/ slingshot) is when I met John Munzenmeir who was working w/ slingshot @ the time...He specified interest in the business @ the time and proceeded to purchase nukeproof from us (my Partner was John Mikesell ,who originally came up w/ the nukeproof name & original logo)
Munz had the balls to go up against shimano @ the time producing freehubs....in which many in the industry @ the time were hesitant...
My last royalty check was in the form of a Nuke Ti frame....
Back then it was the wild,wild west in the MTB industry,and anything went.. &
I was so glad to be part of it ......(if even for a brief time) , made many friends in the industry because of it..
Was contacted re: the article recently ,but have yet to hear back from him(spoke to him briefly on the phone)
Cool story; thanks for sharing