The flange on my rear hub cracked, so I need a new hub. Since the bike is mostly original (and what's not is period-correct), I'd like to keep the existing rim and (hopefully) find a NOS hub to put in. (Don't really care about the spokes.)
It seems straightforward to me, but besides spoke hole count and dropout spacing, is there anything I need to watch out for on my search for a replacement hub? Is it safe to use a thirty year old hub which has been laced up once for maybe 100 miles? (I found what seem to be the same but older hubs on eBay...) What about NOS stuff that's been sitting in LBS display cases for 10-20 years?
Not building this myself; I will be finding a good builder to put the wheels together.