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Does the Araya rim catalog archive still exist?

Old 07-09-21, 09:41 AM
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Does the Araya rim catalog archive still exist?

I noticed recently that Araya redid their website, and my old link no longer works: https://www.araya-kk.co.jp/rim/archive.htm The archive was a treasure trove of specs, and it was neat to see the progression of trends from the 1960s to the early 2000s.

Does anyone know if it's been moved? Or if there's a backup in case they deleted it?

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Here's a snapshot from 2016...hopefully you can grab what you need.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190629...m/catalog.html
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Here's a snapshot from 2016...hopefully you can grab what you need.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190629...m/catalog.html
Thanks! I may just try to download whatever I can, while I can.
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I tried with no luck. Maybe you can do better.
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I tried with no luck. Maybe you can do better.
So far, so good. Instead of trying to open a catalog or page in a new window, I'm just clicking them to open them from that main page and then "Save image" for each page before clicking the ">" arrow to get to the next page. What's saved is the full resolution. Sometimes the pages take a bit to load, though.
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Looks like the Araya site in Japan has recently re-indexed their archive and converted most, but not all, of the archived material from HTML to PDF format, here. At the moment those are mostly bicycle catalogs dating back to the 1980s. Hopefully they'll eventually get around to restoring the rim catalogs too.
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Thanks. canklecat . I hope you're right!
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
So far, so good. Instead of trying to open a catalog or page in a new window, I'm just clicking them to open them from that main page and then "Save image" for each page before clicking the ">" arrow to get to the next page. What's saved is the full resolution. Sometimes the pages take a bit to load, though.
Please save them to the catalogues in Velobase.
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Please save them to the catalogues in Velobase.
Fantastic idea! I'll do that.
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