Questions about building a new front wheel
My front wheel is really rusty, both the spokes and rim. I've tried cleaning and using rust converter, but I think it's a lost cause at this stage. I still cannot adjust some of the spokes, the nipple just twists the spoke itself.
My plan is to build a new wheel, but keep the old one on there while I need to get around.
My thought is to purchase a new rim from cheapcycle for $50, a set of stainless spokes from buchananspokes for about $100, but what about the hub? Looking at the parts diagrams for 1st vs 3nd gen, they *appear* to be the same, but those diagrams can sometimes be misleading or generic. Does anybody know definitively if the hub is different or the same? I know the rear is different (changed drum size I think), and I know the front brake is mounted on the left instead of the right, but the hub could just be spun around.....?
Thanks for any insights...
1974 CB125S (purchased 1983, ate 2 crankshafts, sold 1984)
1986 Rebel 250 / N. California (purchased 2019)