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Thursday, 18 June 2009

Nuke PROOF TITANIUM finished (sort off)

I build this one up for my Girlfriend:
drove this for the first time just now and it is a joy!
And a great looker
Wheels I do not like, will replace these (who wants them? ;) )

Frame: 1995 Nuke Proof Titanium 17"
Fork: RS Judy with AC crown

Headset: Chris King
Stem: Syncros Ahead
Handlebar: XLite Titanium
Grips: Some old school style
Barends: none

Brakes: Control Tech (NOS)
Brake Pads: Kool stop
Brake Levers/Shifters: Shimano M950 XTR
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Cables: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Shimano XT
Chain: Shimano HG
Cranks: Syncros Revolutions (temp)
Crank pully: Syncros Crank-0-matic
Chainrings: syncros and something else
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
Pedals: Onza Ho titanium
Hub Skewers: Syncros
Rims: Spengles for now
Hubs: Spengle
Spokes: Spengle
Tyres: Tioga Spycho II Amber (NOS)
Saddle: Flight titanium
Seatpost: Syncros
Seatpost Binder: Nuke Proof
Bottle Case: Ringle H2O
Bottle: Syncros (nos)

Found some technical details on the internet:
Nuke Proof builds each frame 100% in house, from the tooling design, to mitering the titanium, to laying the beads. The frame has oversized tubes and a sloping top tube to increase bottom bracket stiffness. The seat stays and top tube are situated offset to each other which alleviates a "whippy" feel in the rear triangle often found in other titanium frames. Each frame, weighing just 3.3 lbs., is designed with suspension-ready geometry. The attention to detail and time dedicated to each frame results in perfection! Bottom bracket height: 11.5", Chainstay length: 16.75", Seatpost: 27.0 mm, Headset 1 1/8", Top pull derailleur: 1.25", Titanium (frames): 3AL/2.5V, Titanium (dropouts): 6AL/4V, Frame size 20", Center to Center 18", Top Tube 23.5", Angles Head/Seat 71/73, Head Tube 5" (127mm).

Previous Nuke Proof post:
-> The Nuke together with the Serotta TiMax and Fat Chance


Dan O said...

Wow - another nice bike. You have an insane collection of cool bikes.

Those wheels are pretty wacky - interesting though.

Casper said...

As I said on RB... Damn nice Bas!!!!

P.S. do you have a spare Syncros topcap laying around somewhere? Looks like I've lost mine :(

Casper said...


Sorted the topcap out thanks to RetroBike

OLD-METAL said...

That went fast Casper ;)

(you are up for the next personal story ;) )

Loan Burger said...

Most impressive mate. I ride a 2005 Litespeed Tanasi, and would not change it for the world. Titanium bikes are simply bomb proof. you can view some pics on my site: http://www.loanburger.com/Gallery_Cycling.aspx

OLD-METAL said...

@loan burger

nice rides!
love the litespeed