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Why is everyone getting rid of their Campy Nukes?(10 posts)

Why is everyone getting rid of their Campy Nukes?Adamz
Jun 26, 2001 9:09 AM

I've noticed that alot of people are getting rid of their Campy Nucleon/Electron/Proton wheelsets. Is this some kind of odd coincidence or is there a reason behind this? I just bought a pair of Tubular Nukes 2000 model, for $350 mounted on Vittoria Corsa tires shipped. Did I get ripped off or something?


1st I've heard - sounds like you got a good deal to me. (nm)muncher
Jun 26, 2001 9:13 AM
my reasonDog
Jun 26, 2001 9:24 AM
They are great wheels, except for one problem for me. They are harder than hell to change tires on. The clincher rim channel is shallow, which puts more tension on the tire bead when trying to stretch it over the rim. Powder and long levers help, but I don't have either standing on the side of the road 140 miles into a double. I've pinched a few tubes trying to mount the bead, too. Maddening.

If not for that, I'd say they are nearly perfect. That one flaw is significant for me, though.

my reasonEames
Jun 26, 2001 11:27 AM
Interesting observations, I always thought wheels were fairly standard. Althought I've noticed that some wheel tire combos mount easier than others. I've found my Mavic Open Pro 32 mount Axial Pros very easily. On the otherhand I had real problems mounting Axial Bi Sports. My wifes 650s are a different storry Axial Pros are difficult while Fortezza TriComps are like spreading butter.

Nothing quite like finding out you swapped a tire wrong that a blow out while pumping up the tire.
getting rid of their Campy Nukes?mmaggi
Jun 26, 2001 11:27 AM

That's a great deal and don't worry, you got a great set of wheels.

The price of Nucleons has come down due to 3 factors: the exchange rate, old law of supply/demand and more competition due to e-commerce.

The exchange rate is $1 = 2245 Liras (116 Euros). That's a fantastic exchange rate.

But I also think (as I stated previously on these boards) is that the USA has gone Mavic crazy specifically for the Mavic Kysriums. We're also seeing better prices for the Ks due to the exchange rate too.

Also, websites over in Europe don't help matters either for cycling shops in the USA.

Let's not forget you purchased the 2000 model and not the 2001. I realize the only difference between the 2 are the stickers on the rims, but shops usually get rid of older stock for a discount.
Only reason I bought the Nukes...Dog
Jun 26, 2001 11:47 AM
The only reason I bought the Nukes was that Mavic had not yet come out with the Campy hub on the Ksyriums, yet (I'm very impatient when it comes to these things). The Nukes seemed pretty comparable, plus then I had an "all Campy" bike, for whatever that's worth. Now that Ksyriums come in Campy freehub, that's probably cutting into the Campy wheel sales, as you mentioned.

It's part of the START II agreement :) (nm)vram
Jun 26, 2001 10:26 PM
That's funny! (nm)Vlad the Impaler
Jun 26, 2001 10:34 PM
re: Impossible to mount tires on!Steve A
Jun 27, 2001 7:56 AM
Does anyone know who makes hubs that Campy 10 speed will work on ? I was told Hugi 240 will work ?
re: Impossible to mount tires on!Cliff Oates
Jun 27, 2001 10:04 AM
a campy compatible hugi is shown in the qbp catalog, so your lbs can order this for you. zipp, edco, and torelli are some others.