i have an older road bike that i would like to fix. i paid very little for it and i would like to pay very little to convert it. i am wondering, supposing that my rear hub now is exactly the same size as an iro rear hub (ie spokes would be correct length already], would it be stupid to take the wheel apart and lace it back up with the new hub. the wheel is a 27". also pretend that the wheelbuilding is free. is that a dumb idea? also, is reusing old spokes a bad idea?
should i just buy a prebuilt 700c? right now i dont care about tires, i dont mind getting the seven dollar 27" ones. perhaps i would in a year?
i have postponed riding fixed because im so cheap and am having a hard time rationalizing paying 170 for a wheelset, but i also think rebuilding the wheel will be more troublesome than it sounds, even with help.
please do advise, thank you