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80's and older Rims & Pedals (Araya, Kin Lin, MKS)

Old 12-07-09, 10:55 PM
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80's and older Rims & Pedals (Araya, Kin Lin, MKS)

In trying to piece together a rainy day bike I've made a couple of impulsive purchases which have left me, besides broke, curious and worried. Generally, I'm stuck without tires to put on my wheels. I can't ride or sell my bikes. My options as I see them are... sell the wheels if they're valuable then buy new ones OR figure out what tire options I have for the wheels OR not ride in the rain. Also, one of the bikes has pedals I couldn't find any information on. I'm wondering if they could be sold off to pay for tires/kept for my personal use.

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The 27x1 Araya rims:

These came on an 80's Univega Viva Sport I bought. The bike has a mash of parts so I don't know if they're stock. I do know that the Bell 27 x 1 1/4 tires I bought the bike with didn't settle well on the rims, and blew out during a short test ride (I bought the bike with the tires under inflated...lesson learned) They look to be well used but structurally sound. They're laced onto sunshine hubs. They spin very smoothly, without looking I think the races are smooth. I know at least one company still makes 27x1" tires. I'm wondering: 1. Is it likely that higher quality 1 1/4" tires will stay on at pressure? 2. Are these rims valued more or less for their unique size? 3. If they're valuable, is it for performance or novelty?

The Kin Lin Rim:

A rear wheel on my Puch "Meteor Luxe" laced to a Shimano hub. The rim is stamped "27 x 1 1/4" I think this is followed on the same line with "w/o." The line under it says "Made in Taiwan." I'm confused by the tire that's in it. I think it might be a tubular because it feels glued in, but the sides are loose. Just the center feels glued. Also, I can't see a loose lip when I push in looking for one. It has straight walls, no lips. I'm wondering: 1. What sort of tire can I run in this? What pressure? 2. What sort of value could this have?

Older Araya Rim:

Front wheel on the Puch. Shimano hub. Stamped with "27 x 1 1 1/4 ~ 1 3/8 w/o JAPAN" My issue with this rim is the same as with the Kin Lin. Thus, same questions.

MKS AR-1 Pedals:

These came on the Univega also. They spin freely still, just wondering what they're worth. Thanks!

Thank you for ANY help you can give me. The rain is coming, and so are bills!
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The red label Arayas are clearly the most valuable but they're also your best option for the rain. They're a narrow 27" rim which is suited for tires that measure NO MORE tha 1-1/4" when inflated to full pressue but idealy...... a nice 27X1 or 27X1-1/8 would be optimal. The Bell tires you speak off keep growing and growing and growing as presssure builds which makes them a bad choice.

Rims 2 and 3 are steel therefore they arent good candidates.
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+1 Rims two and three are non starters. No value, low end steel rims. The first wheels should be fine.

+1 The Bell tires are crap, and for a similar price, you can find decent tires on line. For example, Nashbar has Panaracer Pasela 27 - 1 1/8 tires for $16.95 with free shipping.

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