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Offline Peter J

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Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« on: September 10, 2011, 03:14 PM »
So I thought I’d show how I do my Araya 7X’s to Pro Class rim, I’ve done it on a couple of my builds because I can never find a set so this is the next best thing as there’s normally  a few knocking about on here or ebay.

Skill wise as long as you can use a ruler and a drill that’s about it and I make sure you wear safety gear because you only get one set of eye’s and fingers.

So this is the safety gear I wear and make sure your in the right type of mindset for undertaking an engineering task.



Tool wise I’ve tried to use/buy kit that anyone can get their hands on. I use to run an engineering firm so I’ve got £1000’s worth of measuring tools/drills etc etc in my garage but everyone doesn’t have that. I got the calliper gauges (the cheaper non-digi type) and hammer from wilko today, the protractor I’ve had from school!!!, the other bits are just general tools......I’ve used a nail instead of a punch because well some people ain’t got a punch. Oh and the drill bit I used was a 9mm which is the nearest size I could find in my tool box!





I use two drill sizes one to make the pilot hole and one to drill the finish hole



Clamp the rim in a vice or work bench



Measure the centre section of the rim....do not measure from the outside because some rims are buckled and not true and this will give you a false measurement.



Half the overall measurement to get your centre line





Next measure between the spoke holes. PLEASE NOTE keep checking this becuase this can hit and miss a bit........Be warned!!! Measure from both holes and get your centre point



Use the nail as a punch to put a “mark” in the rim and hit it ONCE with the hammer !!



Drill the pilot hole.....and try and keep the drill central and also your drilling into a thin wall of aluminium so just use the weight of the drill and don’t push too hard



Go all the way round



Next drill the big hole with a 9mm bit....again try and keep the drill central and also your drilling into a thin wall of aluminium so just use the weight of the drill and don’t push too hard



And go all the way round



After you’ve finished you will have some metal burrs’s these can be removed with either a bit of wet and dry paper or a de-burring bit or a larger drill bit.



If this is too hard you could pay me £15 per rim to do it  :daumenhoch:
« Last Edit: September 10, 2011, 03:17 PM by Peter J »
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Re: Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 03:28 PM »
Informative and amusing :4_17_5:

I like the way you used household items,nice one dude :daumenhoch:


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Re: Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 04:09 PM »
Are you modelling your latest park ride and kit in the first pic Peter...  :LolLolLolLol:

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Re: Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 04:52 PM »
i always thought that thats what pro-class were anyhow, drilled out 7X's...    :D
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2011, 04:58 PM »
They did use araya rims at one time.

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Re: Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2011, 05:17 PM »
The early Pro-Class rims were Araya 7x's drilled.  I have a set somewhere and you can see the Araya stamping either side of the hole.

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2011, 06:08 PM »
thanks guys, my memory was right then.... :daumenhoch:
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Re: Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2011, 06:18 PM »
Great work  :daumenhoch:

I think Joff tried this Once and ended up calling it a no class  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2011, 06:42 PM »
Great work  :daumenhoch:

I think Joff tried this Once and ended up calling it a no class  ;D


 :-[  I have still got it Carl   :-X     ......... just didn't use the right tools  :LolLolLolLol:


Nice work Peter , they look spot on  :daumenhoch:
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Re: Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2011, 07:01 PM »
top job :daumenhoch:
your PPE is swish
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Re: Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2011, 07:06 PM »
Nice how to!

I am gonna make some pro class z rims.

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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2011, 09:13 PM »
Mate, I wish you would have done this post before Sid tried to do my last one - me and Joff now have a "No-Class" rim each :LolLolLolLol:

Your PPE is spot on except you need some safety footwear - flip-flops would be perfect ???
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2011, 09:18 PM »
Nice how to!

I am gonna make some pro class z rims.
now that I'd like to see  :daumenhoch:
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Re: Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2011, 09:19 PM »
 ::)   ah, blah - blah Spen.... It only weakens them anyway!

 :LolLolLolLol:

Nice Job Peter, my hand drill was not charged so I went in with the big fecker and I had to force the drill into the hoop  - Sorry Spen.

Hammer time!!!  :crazy2:

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Re: Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2011, 12:12 AM »
Great work  :daumenhoch:

I think Joff tried this Once and ended up calling it a no class  ;D


 :-[  I have still got it Carl   :-X     ......... just didn't use the right tools  :LolLolLolLol:


Nice work Peter , they look spot on  :daumenhoch:

DeCoster rims  :LolLolLolLol:

Fook me Joff - how long were we laughing in your garage for when you showed me that no-class rim  :2funny: :LolLolLolLol:

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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2011, 12:20 AM »
pmsl.... you fookin goon :2funny:

nice bit of work there Peter :daumenhoch:

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Re: Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2011, 12:46 AM »
Great work  :daumenhoch:

I think Joff tried this Once and ended up calling it a no class  ;D


 :-[  I have still got it Carl   :-X     ......... just didn't use the right tools  :LolLolLolLol:


Nice work Peter , they look spot on  :daumenhoch:

DeCoster rims  :LolLolLolLol:

Fook me Joff - how long were we laughing in your garage for when you showed me that no-class rim  :2funny: :LolLolLolLol:




 :LolLolLolLol:   :-[   :yahoo_silent: 

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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2011, 09:28 AM »
weren't some pro-class rims made by sumo?

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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2011, 09:42 AM »
weren't some pro-class rims made by sumo?

Yep, I believe so Andy :daumenhoch:

I had a Sumo 7X rim lying about for ages looking for an orphan ProClass to do exactly this to, but sold the Sumo as Greg needed it. Less than a week after I'd dropped it off Phil Sawzall had an orphan Pro-Class for sale........... :idiot2: :rant:
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Re: Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2011, 12:50 PM »
Nice how to!

I am gonna make some pro class z rims.

they would be like riding on jelly!  ;D

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Re: Making a Pro Class Rim using an Araya 7X
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2011, 01:45 PM »
Great guide, well done :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2011, 09:44 AM »
Excellent job Peter  :daumenhoch:

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