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Any Araya Experts Out There?

I'm usually pretty okay at tracking down info and history of parts, but this one's got me stumped.
Tell me your secrets.
It's an old Araya disc wheel that has come to live with me, and that's about all I know.  It also needs a new tire, and I believe it might be made of aluminum.  


Aluminum...honeycomb?
I do remember reading about aluminum disc wheels some time ago, but I can't find the article or any info.  It has a Dura Ace Skewer though, so that's nice.  


Other side.
Any one have any history on this wheel?  I'm not sure if I want to hold onto it or not, but I'd like to know at least a decent amount about it nonetheless.  

It's shaping up to be a lovely weekend.  Ride and enjoy it! 

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  1. Hi Psy, my name is Adrian
    I recently inherited this same wheel as you! I know you posted this quite a while ago, but did you manage to find any info on it?
    I have a very limited knowledge of these sorts of things but with mine, I was hoping to find a hub for it to fit in 10 speed cluster for my Shimano 105 road bike. My wheel currently has a 7sp on it & the hub is too big for 10, so I'd need to give google a good workout to find something that is going to fit!
    Cheers
    Adrian

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    1. Hey Adrian!

      I never really found anything else, so I'm just as stumped as you! It's still sitting in my shop looking a bit sad...

      Is yours cassette or freewheel? Mine looks like it will only take a cassette, and I haven't looked in to whether or not there are any adapters out there for modern components. I also think the spacing on mine is 126...

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    2. I think mine is freewheel & I have no idea what the spacing is haha. I'm new to this sort of stuff, I only ride bikes & haven't played around with them before. It's like a car, I only drive it & give it to a pro to fix.
      Good thing the interwebz is full of information. Hopefully I can come back with some positive news about something in the not too distant future.
      Good luck!
      Adrian

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