Old 04-06-19, 05:43 AM
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Bikes: Sid Standard Superbe (1981) - Benotto Modello 1700 Pista (1976) - DBS damesykkel (1960)

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Help finding/choosing ARAYA rims for 80's resto.

Hi there,

Im restoring my mums old Sid Standard 'Superbe' frame that was built in Nottingham, 1981. It's always been a lightweight touring bike, but got butchered by many LBS and now only has a few original parts known or remaining. The original parts seemed to be high end japanese parts.

- Tange headset and bottom bracket
- SR royal seatpost and handlebar stem/bars
- Suntour superbe pro hubs (not THE original ones but knew this is what they were so have sourced new ones)

Ive gone with the drilled SR royal drilled crankset and Suntour Superbe derailers to keep with the existing sets.

Im thinking to build the Superbe 36h hubs onto ARAYA rims, but struggling to find any that seem right available in europe, and also Im not that confident about which are most fitting for this restoration. How is 26" x 1.5? Considerably more friction than going with narrow 700cc setup? Have no experience with wider tyres.

Any advice on which ARAYA model to look for and where to find them would be great! and general advice about the project.


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