What makes you buy new wheels, other than because you total them or just because you want something new and shiny?
I have a pair of 10 year old Mavics Ceramics that have been brilliant. Sure they have a bit of wear on the rims (but not much), and the hubs are pretty knackered. Now the free hub has given up -is it time now?
strip down and replace the free hub - say a £25 job
Cut the hubs out and have the rims built on new hubs - what a couple of hundred?
Get on a buy a new pair of wheels - maybe 300 to 400 ish
By the way, Anyone know of stocks of 26' ceramic rims?