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    Araya CV-7 Rim

    I am new to the bike world and was looking for some pointers. My grandpa gave me 2 old Kastle Mt bikes. I really want to get them back into good condition for my girlfriend and I. my question is; the rims are Araya CV-7 26x1.5 I would like to replace the wheels, but I am not sure about my options. They will be mostly Logging road and some trail riding. What should I be looking for and what is the widest I can go?
    I am not to picky with the info, I am just looking to be pointed in the right direction. There is a lot of info out there, but I don't know what I am looking at.
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    CV-7 rims were lower end single wall models, so almost any modern double wall rim is a improvement. Based on the age of the bike the rear spacing is almost certainly 130mm. But it also is a steel frame so you could spread it to fit 135mm hubs. Best if you have an experienced bike mechanic do this.

    Is there something wrong with the current wheels or do you just have upgraditis?
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