After months of back and forth phone calls and several misunderstandings,the N.R. repro rings are in the works! you heard it here first! When I first contacted these guys and told them I wanted chainwheels made in a 144 bcd pattern they said "You're wrong! they don't exist!" I laughed and asked this guy how old he was! He wanted to see some rings as proof so I sent them a set of my N.R. road rings in 52 and 42, and a 44 in N.R. track so they could get it right,and they still screwed up the first prototypes (incorrectly assuming I would want "ramping" on the road rings!) but that's all straight now,Sheesh!!Anyway, I just received the first unmarked prototypes and am happy to say they look and fit great!.They are exact copies machining-wise and are almost perfect in finish and color, the finish being not as highly polished but very close( and I have a request in for a more polished example) and the alloy is ever-so- slightly" yellower"than the old "atomic" but may be more durable.Also the stock they are machined from is a red c-hair thicker than the original but almost imperceptible,again maybe stiffer than the original. Overall I am thrilled and hope some other people will be too when they are available.Since I talked this guy into this deal he has since done some research and came to the same conclusion I did,that the N.O.S rings were ridiculously expensive and the others were'nt as good reproductions as these are,so we decided on an initial run of 100 each in 52 and 42 road, and ( I swear this was his idea!) 100 each in track 42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52 and whew!53!!! He has committed alot more money than I wanted to,and has allowed me to buy them and sell them at the same price he intends to distribute them wholesale.So if you are in the NYC area I can sell them directly to you, otherwise your local shop can get them for you at a slight up-charge.I don't have the final prices yet but will let y'all know when I do.Just shows to go ya, you can lead a horse to water,but you better be a strong and determined @@ if yer gonna drown the damn thing!!!