OK... I have this set of used UKAI 700C wheels with Vintage Suntour (Sansin) sealed hubs that are as smooth as can be. Old freewheel set! I want one last set of nice wheels ( just turned 60) to carry me into the bicycle sunset. My cheap but practical option is to purchase a set of pre-made Harris wheels (Sun M13 Quando hubs $129 bucks) or similar. Or take a chance on the longevity of the Suntour hubs and have them built on to the likes of Open Pro's, Velocity Razors, or Sun M13's.
The UKAI wheels are getting beyond truing! I'm thinking it may be hard to compete with the price of the built Harris wheels, but I might find more satisfaction having new wheels built on to the Suntour hubs. $200 or less? Not sure if that is realistic. I want the more retro style box rims that can handle 28-32mm tires. I don't have the courage or the facility to learn how to lace my own wheels. Any thoughts?
Suntour Sealed Hubs