Originally Posted by Venice Motor Bikes
Yeah, your right... I don't know anything about building these things...
I'm not ragging on anyone's expertise. Experienced builders like yourself lending their advice is one of the things that make a site like this so informative and helpful. I'm merely electing to not go the full restoration route. Even though the original wheels where built tough (12 gauge galvanized spokes I believe), time/rust has taken its toll. Since I'd like to avoid using a ragjoint sprocket mount and would not like to break a spoke at speed, a new rear wheel seems like the right choice. The front wheel is in bad shape as well, I might as well get a matching set. Again, this is my noob opinion based on my very limited experience.
Even if the advice is not headed, it's most certainly appreciated.