So I'm considering replacing the rear wheel of my bike. It's got a 7-speed hub and it's 16 years old now, and I would love to replace it with a 9-speed, as 7 speeds are just too limiting to me (I have a 12-21 cassette; I love the tightness of the gears, but hate the fact that 21 is my lowest. If I got a 9 speed I could get a 11-21+23+26, which would make the hills much less painful).
Anyway so I've been looking for a good 26" rear wheel with 36 spokes... and I simply cannot find any. Most are 28 or 32 spokes. This is ridiculous.
Are there any good 26" 36h wheels out there? Or should I just buy a 36h hub and re-spoke the wheel? I'd probably get my LBS to do it because I have no freakin clue how to go about doing that... heh.