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    Ukai rim Question

    Trying to learn more about 26" Ukai rims. Through searches it appears they first appeared in the fall of 79 and their demise was around the fall of 87. A couple of different sizes and of course a few colors. During their run, did the Ukai's have any different names (like araya has the 7X, Rm 20 etc.) or visible style changes that would date the rim. I want to be certain to find era correct rims for a build I am searching out parts for.
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    There were two different Ukai-branded rims to my knowledge. One looked like the Araya 7x and the other had a more plain shape to it:
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    Ukai also made Ritchey's first Vantage rims as well in about 89. I don't know of any others.
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    Ukai made the breezer backdraft rims also, early 90s
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    Thanks for the information. I think I was reading more into this bikepro post about 1987 being their demise than was really there:

    http://www.bikepro.com/products/rims/araya.html

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