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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:42 pm 
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super-cool! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:45 am 
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After scratching the crap out of the fork legs on my first attempt to re assemble the front end I decided to have them re-powdercoated and try again. The second time was a success! I was able to get the XTR V's to work as well so this build is brake and shifter adjustments clip, cap and crimping of the cables away from being on the road. I have to say I really like the Yokozuna cable once you figure out the best way to cut it without it unraveling on you. I may have to fine tune the front dropouts to get the front wheel to sit right in fork. Ah well the price of uniqueish bikes. I am hopping to get it out in the dirt this weekend.

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Chris


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:04 pm 
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That is one crazy looking front fork setup. Good job with the build, first nukeproof bike ive ever seen.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:05 pm 
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Great job!

Have you taken it for a trail ride yet? How does it handle?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:40 pm 
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Thanks, not yet I still need to do the final tune. I plan on doing some light flat trails to break it in this weekend.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:00 pm 
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Final photos of the build.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:37 pm 
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That's actually pretty cool. Nicely done.

I was chatting with an ex-pro the other day and the topic of Nuke Proof came up. Turns out he was sponsored by them in the late nineties. They flew him out to Michigan to test ride this new proto race bike (your Reactor). He said it was downright dangerous how poorly the front end reacted and how the fork would gouge his knees. He told them he wouldn't race it and they said it was this bike or hit the road. He quit on the spot.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:07 am 
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ridevintagemtb wrote:
That's actually pretty cool. Nicely done.


I was chatting with an ex-pro the other day and the topic of Nuke Proof came up. Turns out he was sponsored by them in the late nineties. They flew him out to Michigan to test ride this new proto race bike (your Reactor). He said it was downright dangerous how poorly the front end reacted and how the fork would gouge his knees. He told them he wouldn't race it and they said it was this bike or hit the road. He quit on the spot .



The Lord giveth and the lord taketh...... :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:34 am 
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That is such a neat Fork / Shock and Headset set up , any in the UK so CooooL :xmas-cool:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:00 am 
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i really like the look of these and you have done a good job building it, but as Mike (ride vintage) has said, i can't imagine it will handle that well, the effective head angle looks really steep which with a long-ish stem still typical of the day would give dodgy handling aswel as toe/wheel overlap. that said i do like the design itself as the suspension unit is tucked neatly out of the way.

i wonder if it would be possible to change the linkages in some way to get a better set up to improve the handling.

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