At the Ilkley Trial, the scruitineer rightly picked up on a few loose spokes in the rear wheel. This turned out to be more that just a few (lets say 40%…) and with the nipples being rusty and worn, simply tightening them wasn’t an option
Basically the wheels needed to be re-spoked. Mark mentioned that was a guy in Bedwas (near Caerphilly) who’d done some wheels for him, so I dropped them down their on the way to Cardiff for a meeting. Day later, got a phone call to say that the wheels had been done. 55 quid per wheel for the rebuild with heavy duty steel spokes.
You can contact Gerald Pettit (no relation to Kevin) who did the work: 02920 861452. Excellent job.