Great question, A friend and I were just talking about this yeasterday, I just came across a few sets of NOS Araya, 7c's, 7x's and 1 set of Ukai's the one's that look like 7c's,
I can tell you that the set of Ukai's feel lighter than the Araya's don't know if they really are,
Around here Ukai's didn't have the rep like Araya's did, your bike was considered a little cheeper if you had them, well that was in my neighborhood at least,
So I was thinking of what sets of rims I wanted to Keep and what Set I wanted to either trade or keep to Build,
I think I'm going to Keep the Ukai's Because the Araya's seem like they would bring More Money, and the color on the Ukai's seems faded so I'm going to do the oven cleaner trick and strip the Ano off them,
To be honest looking Back now I think the Ukai Speed line rims looked better than most rims, they were pretty sweet looking,
speaking of the ano finish on the two brands, I found all of these rims in the same place, they weren't in any sunlight, but the ano on the Ukai's looked pink instead of the deeper red that is on the Araya's was this common did ukai's fade more that the Araya's or did their red Ano look a little more Pink ???
This post has been edited by Jsea73: Oct 8 2008, 01:15 PM