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Araya Rex Deluxe refurbishment

Old 12-15-15, 10:11 PM
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Araya Rex Deluxe refurbishment

I gave my local bike shop a task to refurbish (I didn't want to go quite to the level of restore) my old bike from the 70's, a Japanese built Araya Rex Deluxe. I always though it was a great riding bike when I was young, but it had been through a flood and had several (about 20) years of neglect.

I think he did pretty good. I'll add more pictures later.

Any other Araya owners out there? They seem kind of rare.

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Hi vangoes,

thanks for posting the picture of the Rex by Araya.

Most of the Rex by Araya that I have seen are the Criterium model. I have seen one other Deluxe model.

I think the Rex by Araya are superceded by the Araya brand.

Do you have the serial number? I am wondering if it is possible to date the frame from the serial number.
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Thanks for the response Hummer. I'll check it over when I get some time and see if I can spot a serial number. I read some models have a serial number on the seat post, but mine did not. I think you're right about the Criterium model, I've come across a few of those searching for info on mine. I can't recall the exact year I bought it, but I remember it wasn't cheap (I think about 350) and I had it in high school, so that puts it before 1975. I think it was about 1971 or 72.
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Here's a before shot. I have more for later.

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