You're doing good work on this ! I wasn't expecting a Muirwoods to be so interesting but this looks better than the original. For a start the cranks on the original were those horrid solid steel covered in black plastic things. Shimano 200gs or something ? Looks like you've got a tange fork too which looks a bit more solid than the original.
On the yellow thing, IMHO the rims looks fine. They looks almost bronze coloured in the pics. The grips clash though. I'd go for black. Otherwise it looks the nuts. Bikes of this period had a certain look ...and yours has got it even if its not perfectly original. I thinks its the combination of black parts (particularly chainrings and seatpost) with bright coloured frames. Reminds me a little of the yellow and also blue saracen tufftrax of this era.
Keep up the good work
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