i recently began commuting to work (about 6 miles a day) on my Peugeot Monaco road bike. It's worked fine but Yesterday on a long ride (16 miles or so) It started making a funny noise while I idle'd. I figured it had something to do with loose bearings. I took it to my LBS and the mechanice said he'd look it over. I stopped by today and he had changed the whole wheel (and i believe the cassette).
It cost $35 but i'm worried because it's an aluminum wheel. I'm a pretty heavy set guy and I mainly started cycling for health purposes (and to save on gas). I'm really afraid of not riding on steel wheel since i'm kind of heavy.
also, i'm not sure what quality wheel, hub, and rim i got for $35.