I bought a Randor Seville road bicycle for $40, thinking I was getting a good deal. The bike is made in Taiwan and probably about 20 years old judging by it's looks. It's made of steel and weights about 30 lbs. (only about 3 lbs lighter than my mountain bike). The issue is that its rusty looking (needs some steel wool) and the front wheel is very wobbly (2 broken spokens). I'm not sure if the wheel is worth truing, as all the spokes are rusted and I'd probably have to replace all of them. My best guess is that I'll need to buy a new front wheel. The brakes, handlebars, frame, etc, are all good (old and rusty but good).
Where can I find a cheap front wheel for this bike? The wheel looks bigger than my 26" mountain bike wheel, so I'm assuming it's 27 inches, but the tire on it says 26 x 1 3/8. ???
Not to mention, eventually when I make it a fixie I'll need to buy a new rear wheel probably (because I hear it's unsafe to screw on a single sprocket on and it's hard to lock down).
But for the time being, I just wanna see how this runs when it's road worthy.
So what should I do about the front wheel?