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Welcome to my BLOG about my pasion for retro mountainbikes and everything around that. I love to read your comments in the GUESTBOOK (on the right side) or email me : basads (at) gmail (dot) com thanks for reading, Bas

Saturday, 30 July 2011

And back again,..on different levels

Yes I know, it has been a while since my last post.
The last post was about the Nuke Proof that got stolen,..and I am back now,..it has surfaced again :) YEAH!

A few weeks back, on a sunday, I got a phone call from a bike friend that my Nuke Proof was offered on the local internet Market (marktplaats) site.
We decided that he was going after it right away,..Roy went there and bought the bike back for a small part of the actual value.
Roy said that if he felt that it was the actual thief , he would have picked it up without paying but he did not have the impression that it was.
When he gave the seller the money he informed him that the bike was stolen and that shocked the seller (although his story was a bit,..naaaaah,....not straight)
but at the end, i got my favorite bike back :)

He bike was still in a perfect condition, the only thing is, all NUKE PROOF decals were removed, but that is fine, new once are on their way.

When it got stolen last September, I totally lost the passion for the bikes, but with the return of the stolen NP I got it back !
It will never be the same as before, I have a few ventures since a couple of months so I now spend my money on other things but the NP will get a second life.
I will make this one my hardcore racer and upgrade the frame/bike to a new level.

Changes that will be made:
- The Paul canto brakes will be replaced by Control Tech Canti's
- The M900 shifter/lever combo will be replaced by XT or Paul Thumbies icw red Chicken Stix levers
- The Suspension fork will be replaced by a Steel or Ti Rigid fork
- The XTR Cranks will be replaced by Syncros revolution or Cook Bros RSR cranks
- The Rond wheel set by Chris King Classic Hubed wheels
- The Seatpost and Stem by Moots Ti hardware
and then I will look for some detailing 

but I want to ride it soon again :)

Friday, 12 November 2010

Sunday, 17 October 2010


This morning i went to my ex-GF to pick up my last things, including 1 of my Nuke Proof Titanium bikes 
she told me that the bike was stolen 3 weeks ago outside the local supermarket in Hoorn but she did not dare to tell me before,.. 
she couldn't believe it herself, she said it was like they picked up the bike and put it in a car and drove of because it all took place in 5 minutes. 
Well,.offcourse !,..she did not lock the bike to a fence or something else,..only the bike agains the outside wall of the building. 

so please keep your eyes open to this bike 
it was my best riding bike. 
Nuke Proof Titanium FRame 
Chris King Headset (Red) 
Titanium Bar 
M900 sifter parts 
Tioga Cabo seatpost 
XC judy with AC bridge 
Rond Wheels 
Nuke Proof Stem 
Paul Comp Canti brakes 
Syncros QR's 

everything in mint condition 

if you have a tip, please et me know, and i will pay you in goodies and love 
if you can point out where the guy lives there is a lovely bonus and you can watch me what i can do with an icehockey mask and a chainsaw 

Sunday, 22 August 2010

a Swiss Nuke Proof

Another Nuke Proof Titanium turned up,.. :)
Stephane emailed me with a picture of his gorgeous equipped Nuke Proof

Parts that i recognize:
- Kooka cranks
- Rock Shox FSX
- Nuke Proof hubed wheels
- Dean Titanium seatpost
- CK headset
- Ringle Stem
- Flite saddle
- Grip shift `SRT800
- Onza brakes
- XTR M900 

unfortunately his front wheel got stolen so if someone has a spare Nuke Proof hubed wheel or single hub just leave a comment.


Wednesday, 28 July 2010


only a few pics, really bussy today

I need some parts for this build, parts that i even sold myself :$
Plan is to build it with M950 parts, combined with some non shimano parts

Monday, 26 July 2010

The Next Nuke Proof project

According to the USPS site my next Nuke Proof project is on its way

i already got some new decals from Gil because although i have not seen the frame yet, it needs to get a respray

and these are some pictures that Ryan took a few weeks back.
He helped me out , thanks for that again mate, keep the retro spirit alive !
Ryan picked the bike up from the seller because he did not want to ship himself

cant wait to get it tomorrow :)

The sort of finished 2nd Nuke Proof project

Last time i showed the AMP fork in the Nuke proof but for some reason i didn't like to look of that.
I wanted something different

On the local Marktplaats I found something really really special; a Manitou 3 Disk

This fork is brandnew, only put in a bike once for a showbike from the SACHS factory.
Sachs was the first with a working production disk brake called the powerdisk 

It came complete with the front wheen and Sachs New Success hub.
I have never seen anything like this before, but that hub is soooooo pretty and it runs forever if you give it a swing
Because i like matching parts i started looking for a matching rear hub but ended finding a complete nos Sachs new Success group,..absolutely gorgeous, a bit heavy but looks like bullet proof like me.
Also visualy it looks great icw the blue of the Nuke Proof Decals.

the bike now got:
Frame: Nuke Proof Titanium made by Litespeed ; former Team Brooklyn bike

Fork: Manitou 3 Disc

Headset: Chris King
Stem: Nuke Proof
Handlebar: Nuke Proof
Grips: Sachs
Barends: None, looking for Nuke Proof

Brakes: FRont Sachs Powerdisc; rear Suntour SE
Brake Pads: front Sachs ; Suntour rear
Brake Cables: Sachs and Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Suntour at the back
Brake Levers: Sachs

Shifters: Sachs Powergrips
Front Derailleur: Sachs New Success
Rear Derailleur: Sachs New Success
Derailleur Cables: Sachs
Cassette: XT for now but will be replaced
Chain: XT
Cranks: Cook Bros RSR but might be replaced
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN92
Pedals: Onza

Hub Skewers: Nuke Proof titanium
Rims: will be replaced by Campagnolo
Hubs: Front Sachs new success, rear XT but a Sachs New Success is being made at the mo
Tyres: Tioga Psycho
Tubes: Michelin

Saddle: Flite Titanium
Seatpost: Tioga Carbo
Seatpost Binder: Nike Proof own 

i know , i know,...so much to tell ;)

okay, i found the time again to put some updates on the blog,...

Sunday, 13 June 2010

THE GLOBAL BIKE RIDE - 10-10-10 10:10 AM

Inspired by the "Retrobike Global Night Ride" 
I was impressed by the great response and nice individual groups that joined the Ride.
So i was thinking, why not try to make this a wider Global Bike thing, just try to get as much people as possible at the same time on the bike (besides the timezone's) regardless if it is a (Retro)mountainbike, Tour or race,..just enjoy riding their bike.

I would love to hear and see the individual story and pictures and initiatives from around the world

Because the internet is a strong tool in this case i made a FACEBOOK page to collect all story's and people in 1 place 

I would like to hear what you think about this and if you support this initiative and own a facebook profile, please ad yourself and spread the word, let me see what your plans are for 10-10-10 10:10am

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


hang in there guys,..update will follow shortly, have some things to tell and show,..but so little time