Broke a rear spoke on our Topolinos yesterday, happened as coming to, maybe even after, a stop. No pothole, no shock, spoke broke right where threaded section of spoke enters the (rear) rim. Unrideable, would have had to take brake off. About 2500 miles on these wheels.
So will send the wheel(s) back to be repaired, will ask if they think OK to repair just the broken spoke, or if they think the wheels, front and back, should be completely rebuilt.
In the meantime, now I want a set of sturdier/conventional but still as light as possible primary/backup wheels. Poking through the forum and elsewhere sounds like I might choose 36h Velocity Fusion rims, and for hubs either Chris King or White Industries. For White Industries, looks like rear hub with disk mount is 324 gm, and requires some dishing. For Chris King, looks like rear with disk mount is 366 gm, and requires a little less dishing. The Wheelbuilder website appears to have a Chris King rear hub without the disk mount, don't see this on the Chris King site, no idea on weight or dishing. And have no idea what the Fun Bolts do for you, good or bad. Anyone? I don't mind having the disk brake option for the rear if not punitive for weight. Rear is 145mm (Calfee tandem).
And once you guys get me sorted out on hub selection, any issue with using butted spokes?