I have recently got into road cycling. I purchased an old cannondale for $120 and have enjoyed it greatly. For the first couple hundred miles I had no problems with wheels, but recently I broke a spoke on my rear wheel. I took it to a mechanic who fixed it. 50 miles later I broke another spoke. I took it to a different mechanic (i've heard this one is better). We discussed the wheel, he assured me it would handle my weight and he just fixed the spoke. (ironically, this store is called "truly spokin")
This morning I broke another spoke. I have searched the forum and it seems like deep v's are the way to go. This seems a bit expensive for my $120 dollar bike (with down-tube shifters). However, the cost of replacing spokes is adding up
My question is this: Is there any reliable alternative to buying these expensive wheels? If you still think I should go with deep V's where can I purchase them? Can I save some money by reusing my hubs? Should I save money by only upgrading the rear wheel?
My weight: 239lbs
Wheels: mavic xp11 32 spoke count
tire: bontrager select B 700x23
Hub: shimano RSX