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    Replacement for Araya RM-17 rims

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to this forum, and wanted to ask about Araya RM-17 rims, stock on my 1994 Bridgestone MB-1, which I had been using on and off since I got it.

    1) The rims are manufactured with concave braking surfaces, so how do you know when they are worn out? I don't really want to have a rim failure!
    2) Are there any good replacement rims? I can't seem to find any RM-17s for sale, but I'm hoping there's something out there that I could use. The hubs (Shimano XT and LT) and spokes (Wheelsmith double butted) should still be serviceable.

    Thanks!

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    1) see if the wall is uniform, those are pretty strong, i doubt they would fail
    2) look on ebay, they come up NOS often. Or start researching other early 90's bikes and see what rims are suitable... mavic, ritchey, there are many. also look at mombat.org

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