Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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My limit on spoke replacement over the life of a wheel is three, if they're well spaced out over time, otherwise I start fresh sooner than that. If you have that many problems, and the wheel is low end in the first place (maybe that's why it doesn't hold up) there's no use prolonging the agony.
Now the question is is the hub worth enough to reuse, or is it smarter to buy a new wheel which is usually less costly than a rebuild (depending on the hub). All my hubs are top end, so I always reuse them, plus since I build my own, there's no labor cost to factor in.
Run the numbers, but whatever you don't spend lots of time, effort or dough to end up with an expensive low end wheel.
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