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    Fuji Sports 12 steel

    If I remember about 40 yo.
    Has a bent rear rim. And I'd be the chain is in need.
    Might there be after market replacements or should I just give away?
    Frame is dirty but in great shape. Always stored indoors.

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    Hey, that's the big brother to the bike that brought me to this forum! Parts are cheap and should be readily available at most bike stores. If it fits you nicely and is comfortable to ride, go nuts! It's a great learning experience to strip and rebuild an old bike like that. I did my Sport 10 for right around $100 in parts, but that was in 2008. Be sure to keep us posted with updates and lots of pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by metropical View Post
    Has a bent rear rim. And I'd be[t] the chain is in need [of replacement].
    Might there be after market replacements?
    sun usa manufacturers great rims in both 27" and 700c sizes, like the cr18 and m13ii.

    sram makes great 8-speed chains for 5- and 6-speed rear clusters.

    shop ebay (new, buy it now).
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    thanks blackfrancois

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    Quote Originally Posted by metropical View Post
    thanks, blackfrançois
    you're welcome.

    here are two catalog pages.

    i'd have no problem building wheels with those rims i mentioned, but most people would simply shop locally (bike co-op, craigslist) for a used replacement wheel (or wheelset) for a bike like yours.

    if the bike is worth refurbishing (like restoring, but better and less expensive), then it's worth investing in a good wheelset. new wheels feel like a new bike.

    but if this bike is just to ride to the pub on wednesdays, any old rear wheel (with 126mm hub spacing) will probably do.

    if you buy a used wheel, stay away from those with hubs labeled "helicomatic." they don't accept normally threaded freewheels (the rear cluster of cogs). a used wheel with a 6-speed freewheel already attached will likely work.

    you can buy new sunrace freewheels on ebay for under $20. paired with a new sram chain, they will shift better than the original.
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    yea, that's mine in burgundy. the local shops seem to cater to the carbon fiber groove. Not much in the way of old or used wheels that I've seen. Craigs occasionally has a whole bike.
    This would be a spare bike for a guest.
    Like to find a complete wheel with spokes, but I may have to take from the old one.
    I'll have to do some more looking.
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