Great State of Varmint
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dante's Third Ring
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I, just I, wouldn't reuse spokes. They've done their job and were stressed to conform to the old hub & rim. And I'm not broke - so I can afford new ones for my builds. But...
I recently retired a set of wheels from 1983. Mavic Module E2 rims, DT straight-gauge 14 spokes, ad Campagnolo Nuovo-Record hubs. All from '83 with uncounted miles & miles on them. The rims were pretty shot, so I wouldn't consider reuse there! The spokes were okay - I was able to unscrew them from the nipples and cleanly disassemble the wheels. As for the Campy Record hubs - I overhauled, with a thorough cleaning, and put fresh bearings in them. Polished them with Simichrome (Germany) metal-polish. And they looked like pretty close to new again.
Campy hubs don't fade away. They maintain their integrity through the decades. If you have some - maintain them with love! They are still my favorites and I'll be reusing them in a future build.