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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:56 pm 
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I think they've finally had it!ImageImage


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:22 pm 
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Mine did that to. Nuke Proof went "POOF" years ago.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:34 pm 
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I never really got on with them. They weren't built very well to start with (that's STIF for you) and the bearings in the rear collapsed every couple of months.

Looked good, weighed nothing, fell apart all the the time ! Thank god for Shimano.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:43 pm 
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Hey Jon, i picked up a 2nd hand YETI FRO few years back seller included a pair of NUKE PROOF wheels with it ... i was well chuffed till i investigated the rear hub...the flange had hairline cracks allover the alloy..still got it somewhere...best place is the bin!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:12 pm 
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I sold a pair of wheels to someone on here a couple of years ago (Scant? Jez?) - Nuke Proof hubs laced with Ti-Dye titanium spokes to Campagnolo Atek rims.

They have the honour of being the lightest set of wheels I've ever owned, and the most fun - it was almost like someone had laced a set of wheels up with elastic bands. They flexed, but they just flew along the trail at an amazing pace. For that reason alone I still regret selling them, but they're definitely not 'everyday' wheels - fit them with Conti latex tubes and some 1.5 Cross Countries and run them as a set of race wheels....


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:39 pm 
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Simon wrote:
I sold a pair of wheels to someone on here a couple of years ago (Scant? Jez?) - Nuke Proof hubs laced with Ti-Dye titanium spokes to Campagnolo Atek rims.
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not me, I had some of them when new & they were sh,te! STX was substantially better :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:53 pm 
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Still have the front one running fine.
Later (fat) version of this hub is great. Still have no trouble with it.


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