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Old 09-25-12, 03:09 PM   #1
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What type of wheels (alloy) do I have?

How can I tell what kind of alloy my wheels are made of? I looked for any indications and markings, but didn't see any. This is the bike I bought.

http://archive.fujibikes.com/archive...me=Declaration

It just says alloy. The reason why I'm asking is that I want to strip the paint off of them and leave them silver. If I do that, will I have to treat it somehow? Like with a clear coat?

Let me know guys. Also, does anyone have good tutorials on painting rims? I will consider powder coating them, but if there are good tutorials, I might try to do it myself.

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Old 09-25-12, 03:16 PM   #2
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Aluminum.
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Old 09-25-12, 03:22 PM   #3
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Is aluminum the most common? And how did you know that? Any suggestions on protecting it after stripping?
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Old 09-25-12, 06:41 PM   #4
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Rims pretty much only come in Steel, aluminum alloy, carbon, and wood.

Your link says the hubs are alloy, doesn't specify what the rims are. but I can't believe they would be anything but Al.

Fuji alloy sealed bearing hubs w/ track nuts, Fuji painted double wall 32H rims

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If a magnet sticks to them, they are not aluminum.
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I don't recall seeing steel rims on a road bike since the 70s. Has anyone seen steel rims on a road bike newer than 30 or 40 years?
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