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    You bought new brakes and had your spokes replaced to solve the problem? You need to think about cause and effect before you spend your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
    You bought new brakes and had your spokes replaced to solve the problem? You need to think about cause and effect before you spend your money.
    Both were performed by and on the advice of my LBS.

    Every day I learn more and more.

    And to be honest, I didn't want to discard or remove or store those beautiful Araya OEM rims.

    Oh well. They'll still look great, hanging on the wall. I guess.

    UNLESS I can find someone who is capable of getting rid of that seam divot.

    I'd sure like to keep these rims on the bike if possible; don't care so much about the money. They just look right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
    You bought new brakes and had your spokes replaced to solve the problem? You need to think about cause and effect before you spend your money.
    I bought new brakes because I couldn't get pads for the originals. I had the spokes replaced because the old spokes were showing signs of rust. If those changes had made an improvement in the pulsing (they didn't), it would have been an added bonus.

    The money I spent is (a) insignificant, and (b) none of your business. And criticisms from pseudonyms only make me smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjons View Post
    I can't believe you paid to have your wheels relaced and didn't think of new rims! Jon
    I DID think of new rims. But all the ones I could find were a quintential sequence of flat, bent metal . . . very much unlike the smooth, shiny, rounded, beautiful surface of the original Arayas. I hope you'll forgive me for doing everything I can to keep them.
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    Hi, my name is Jon LaMoreaux . I have been working on bikes for well over 20 years.



    Good luck.


    Jon


    RRRRRRRRRRR.......RRRRRRRRR.... hmmm what's wrong? Must be the battery.

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    Sorry, that was rude.

    What I meant was if money isn't a problem go to ebay or whatever and get the rims that dreams are made of.




    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjons View Post
    Hi, my name is Jon LaMoreaux . I have been working on bikes for well over 20 years.
    Thanks, Jon, and good for you. Maybe you can point me toward someone who can smooth out the OEM front Araya. Meantime, I've got a lesser set of wheels on the way. They'll keep me riding on old steel until the Arayas can be fixed.
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    I don't think it is feasible to try and smooth out our current rims, sorry.

    Best bet is find some nice sexy replacements.




    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjons View Post
    I don't think it is feasible to try and smooth out [y]our current rims, sorry.

    Best bet is find some nice sexy replacements.

    Jon
    Haven't found anything as beautiful as the original Arayas yet, but I did find these - Wheel Master Weinmann LP18 Wheel Set - 700c, 36H, 5/6/7-Speed Freewheel, Quick Release, Silver from Green Canyon Outfitters. They fit perfectly into the 126mm dropouts. They've ended the pulsing and should be fine until I can find the bling to match the originals.
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