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Old 03-18-21, 09:39 AM
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I need help finding the right parts for a old 1973 fuji special i need to replace the entire back rim the gears are salvageable but i dont know what rim i need for it
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Old 03-18-21, 10:32 AM
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What is the size of the tire on it now? If there is one. That'll tell you what rim BSD you need to be looking for. Otherwise you'll get into issues of brakes not having the right reach and other things.

For a 1973 bike, might be 27" wheels which are 630 BSD or 700C which are 622 BSD. And might even be a 650 something that I'd have to look up to say any more. After you figure that out, you'll need to decide what internal width rim you want.

Unless you are going to try and DIY the entire wheel build, I'd just buy a new wheel of the proper size once you figure out what that is. A wheel builder at a bike shop probably can give you more options. All I can say is buy online if you know for certain what you need and want.
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Take the old wheel to a bike shop and ask them if they can get you a replacement. They will measure the rim and hub and probably order a wheel for you from QBP or J&B Importers.
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Old 03-18-21, 09:58 PM
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I need help finding the right parts for a old 1973 fuji special i need to replace the entire back rim the gears are salvageable but i dont know what rim i need for it
Take the entire wheel to a bike shop and say you need a replacement. You need to find a shop that has been around a while and deals with basic bikes as opposed to highfalutin' "race" bikes. If you are near a college, a local bike co-op is what you need to find.

You need to take the whole wheel there. The "gears" (what bike people call a "freewheel") requires a special tool to remove. An old bike shop will know what to do. The new guys will just scratch their heads.
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OP posted this in C&V as well: Need help
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OP actually posted this 3 times, twice in bicycle mechanics and once in C&V
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