Ok, I guess I'm considered a clyde at 260#, but that's down from 345 so pbpbtt... :-)
I have a '76 Schwinn LeTour steel road bike that I bought a couple years ago, fixed up, and am having a ball with. It's generally in great shape, but I've upgraded/replaced the brakes (levers and calipers), pedals, chain, seat, tires, etc...
Anyways, I noticed three broken rear spokes on my last ride. I'm not sure if I did something during the ride, or if it happened over time. I still had about 6 miles left on my ride, but made it home ok.
The wheels are 27" aluminum, and seem pretty solid so I was thinking about having all of the spokes and nipples replaced since they've had 37 years worth of wear and tear (or storage... like I said it was in great shape).
What I'm wondering is if I would be better off buying a new wheel, or will a "classic" style with new spokes actually be a stronger wheel? There isn't as much available in the 27" size so I'm worried about less spokes and cheaper/lighter material resulting in a weaker wheel.
I'm probably going to start communting about 10 miles each way in a couple months, so durability and hauling my fat a$$ around is more important than sleakness.