I know that there's some common wisdom that says, if a wheel has some broken spokes, the others are probably useless. Is that certainly true? What if only 2 out of 36 spokes are broken? And can a visual or other inspection of the other spokes, reveal whether they are close to snapping?
How about an old but otherwise healthy wheel, would you reuse those spokes?
I aprecciate any and all answers, arguments, analyses from any point of view. I'd like to see this questtion discussed from as many angles as possible.