Bought a wheel for $10. Araya CTL-370 rim laced to a Suntour GPX hub. I know the spoke tension is way off, and some of the spokes have suffered bends. I would like to dismantle this wheel and lace up the rim to a Shimano cassette hub and make a "nice" wheel for myself. But right now, there is a subtle flat spot that I can feel while riding. I'm not sure if this is a result of the bad spoke tension or if the rim is damaged.
Right now I'm using it as a beater SS wheel. So before I tear it apart and leave myself with nothing, will the rim straighten out when I rebuild it with a new hub and spokes? Or should I just keep riding the thing until it dies and buy myself a new rim?