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    Nuke Proof Hub Experts

    I just found these wheels hanging in my basement workshop shop. I wondered if anyone could give details? Thanks for any info.
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    .. If I see this bike on display with those GT bars, I am bringing my hacksaw!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Check the flanges carefully for cracks before using them and then regularly before rides.

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    Congratulations Nuke Proof Tianiums!! :-)

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    Very cool! They look to be in fine shape. the carbon front hub looks like it has had some use but the pair of ti hubs look really stellar. XTR freehub even, nice!
    .. If I see this bike on display with those GT bars, I am bringing my hacksaw!!

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    I had a set of the ti hubs on my GT college commuter bike years ago until the bike got stollen. They're great hubs, super lite and they roll really nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Om Flyer View Post
    I just found these wheels hanging in my basement workshop shop. I wondered if anyone could give details? Thanks for any info.
    Backstory please! Did you move into a place and find these wheels, or have you been there for a long time and don't remember acquiring the wheels (I have a mystery wetsuit like that).

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    Acquired from a friend in a parts trade a long time ago...I think he was looking to build up a disc brake wheel set at the time. Being in northern Michigan I had always heard of Nuke Proof but was never really well versed in the different models. The wheelset looks brand new - Mavic X517 to ti Hubs.

    Does anyone know if those QR skewers were Nuke Proof as well? They do look to be Ti.
    .. If I see this bike on display with those GT bars, I am bringing my hacksaw!!

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    The skewers look like Odyssey Svelte skewers.



    Nuke Proof did make some skewers but not many. They are pretty basic looking things that are kind of ugly IMO.



    Running a set of Nuke Proof Ti hubs on my Zaskar at the moment. Decent hubs but I've read some folks say the bearings are chinese crap. Regardless, they look as nice as your set so I think they tend to look nice a long time. I removed the bearing seal on each side, cleaned and regreased my set without problems.

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    the bombshell carbon nuke hubs i have here fit a standard r6-2rs bearing. the actual NMB bearing has been discontinued and was just a whisker more thin. with the r6 there is a few thousandths of poke out on the front hub but it does allow you to get new bearings and also on the cheap. the R6 bearing is something like $3 each.

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    Neat...early generation Nukes. The front is suspect to develop cracks on the flanges.

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    I had a wheelset on my wife's road bike (read: seldom used), and sure enough one day i pulled the bike down and the front wheel was all jacked. Culprit? Nukeproof (carbon) front hub with busted flange. Looked about as crusty as that one in the pic, too. The tiny set screw in the end cap kind of sucks, too.

    Cool hubs, regardless :-)

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