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RiddleOfSteel
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What year is your Sagres? That would help, but first, I think there probably needs to be some expectations set... A Sagres is at the lower end of the Fuji range (if we're talking '80s, at least), thus, it would be good to know what you want out of this bike. Effort and money spent towards trying to upgrade a bike of this rank versus something else considerably lighter to begin with (500g+ out of a frame makes a big difference) is prudent to consider. Granted, I think Fujis tend to ride better than their market/component position indicates (a great thing), but still.

H+Son TB14s are beautifully and sturdily constructed, build up easily and very true, and weigh about 505g each. The Sun M13II rims apparently weigh 500g. I bought one a long time ago to replace a Rigida 1320 and it built up well enough. I think the TB14 will be a better rim to build with, IMO, given a mix between people's experiences with both. CR18s are built for heavy duty use/battle and weigh (and cost) appropriately.

Do you have a budget in mind? I had a look around Madison, WI Craigslist and found a bunch of Sante parts, including wheels (importantly). You could resell the components and end up with a $100 wheelset or so--great deal on a pair of light, smooth spinning hubs laced (with not boat anchor spokes) to lighter rims (likely in the 440g range). Pair those with lighter tires...or at least tires that aren't Kenda 27x1 1/4"s or similar, and the bike will feel considerably lighter and livelier. We don't know your setup presently, so that plus photos would be of great assistance.
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