Anyone know what model Araya rim this is? These were installed new in 1983. There is an ink stamp number inside (310227) and the Araya decal (14x622), but no other stamping or impression. They measure from outside to outside 19.5mm and from inside to inside 14mm. For the past 27 years they have had Specialized Touring II (700x28c, front) and Specialized Turbo/S (700x25c, rear) with only 1 flat !!!
After I removed the rim belt, I saw that the original price tag was still there! I'll just leave it there.
Okay, 20 of those 27 years the bike has sat in storage, but for the first 7 years I only had 1 flat with those Specialized tires and that includes a 4 month tour of Europe!!! I'm now wanting to get this bike (Alex Singer) back in shape and it's going to need new tires. I've been out of the bike world for so long now and I could use some help in finding new tires. I don't think I'll be riding it that much, and when I do it will be on bike paths and not streets.
1. So, what I'm wondering, have rim designs changed enough that it will be not easy/or easy to find tires to correctly fit this rim?
2. What tires should I be looking at for the little riding I will be doing. And of course, I don't want to spend to much.
PS. thanks for the links to Araya rims, I still wasn't able to find a matching blue logo, it looks like they've gone through a lot of logo changes.