I (on a fixed gear going through a green light) crashed (into a mountain bike rider going through the perpendicular red light) at a considerable speed. My front wheel tacoed when it got wedged between his down tube and front wheel. His bike was fine. The guy rode off all scared cause he broke my fancy racing wheel. So I took it to the shop where I bought it and asked if I could get a new wheel/spokes and reuse the hub. They wouldn't rebuild the wheel for me because they said the hub is too weak from the crash. Instead of calling bull**** I just paid them $130 for a whole new wheel.
Did I get ripped off? Is it really dangerous to ride on a hub that's been in a crash? I have no experience with wheels. I'm looking to gain more.