Araya Faux-Class Wheels

Dec 13, 2016
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I decided to make a false set of Araya Pro Class wheels. Over the years I’ve been drawn to bikes with dimpled rims!
I have a few sets of CMC wheels so why not give it a shot.
Here’s what I’m starting with. Nice little medium high flanged front hub and a Shimano D-Type coaster for the rear. Spokes are rusted but straight and the front hub. needs new bearings




Its a chrome steel wheel and I don’t know what it does to the strength of the wheel under my weight. No trail riding just basic cruising.

Front and rear hub taken off




I used a stepped down bit and a 4x4 with a pilot hole drilled. But only went up to 1/2 inch, but it was just right for what I needed.


Removed shavings with a file.


A little hand polish for the surface rust. It came out way better than I expected to be honest.





I removed the rust off the front hub and coaster.





And for the weight weenies the wheel lost only 26 grams

Still need to do the other wheel and lace them back up with cleaned up spokes and hubs. Stayed tuned.


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I decided to make a false set of Araya Pro Class wheels. Over the years I’ve been drawn to bikes with dimpled rims!
I have a few sets of CMC wheels so why not give it a shot.
Here’s what I’m starting with. Nice little medium high flanged front hub and a Shimano D-Type coaster for the rear. Spokes are rusted but straight and the front hub. needs new bearings




Its a chrome steel wheel and I don’t know what it does to the strength of the wheel under my weight. No trail riding just basic cruising.

Front and rear hub taken off




I used a stepped down bit and a 4x4 with a pilot hole drilled. But only went up to 1/2 inch, but it was just right for what I needed.


Removed shavings with a file.


A little hand polish for the surface rust. It came out way better than I expected to be honest.





I removed the rust off the front hub and coaster.





And for the weight weenies the wheel lost only 26 grams

Still need to do the other wheel and lace them back up with cleaned up spokes and hubs. Stayed tuned.


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Genius!
 
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wow, that's some nice work. You are patient and thorough. Very admirable.
 
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Small update: finished up the hubs and rims!
I should’ve put more time into polishing the rims but it’ll do.
Still working on cleaning up the spokes and replacing the broken ones.
In between all the honey-do’s and kids needing attention I try to put in bicycle time. But I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel with this little project.






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Dec 13, 2016
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I finally got the back wheel built, I’ll have the front done sometime this weekend.
I reused the old dirty spokes and didn’t like it. I took the wheel apart again and painted the spokes black.

It didn’t come out looking great but it’s better then it looked before.

Edit: To go with the faux theme I threw on some “carbon fiber”. To make it lighter and faster of course.




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