I have the original set of 27" wheels on my 1970 Raleigh Grand Prix. The spokes are rusted badly and the steel Rigida rims are pretty heavy but the alloy No0rmandy hub is in good shape. I feel that I should rebuild the wheels since the spokes look terrible, this isn't just surface rust, this is flaking crusty rust.
Options would be:
1. Save cash and rebuild the wheel with ss DT spokes, the same steel rims (I'm not concerned about weight, only strength, I'm 220 lbs) and Normandy hub.
2. Scrap the rim and use new aluminum rims and ss spokes with old hub.
3. Buy new wheels.
a horrible newbie