I just picked up my first hybrid (2001 Trek 7200 FX). The PO constantly broke spokes on the rear wheel...on his last ride he broke a spoke and the rim is bent pretty good.
I am looking into my options for replacing/repairing the rear wheel. The wheels are original. The rear hub is Shimano RM-40 and the rim is Vuelta Vision.
I was planning on buying a new wheel from REI for $45 which features the same hub: http://www.rei.com/product/770559
Is this a good route to go? Are there any other suggestions? Just from pricing around, this seems like the most cost effective way to get me on the road. I would think taking it to a shop to replace just the rim on it would be more spendy.