I have original wooden spokes in "The Walker", my 26 touring. I wish to preserve them and is very difficult import parts now to Argentina.
A friend advised me to use fiberglass to keep them tight. The result surprised me because I had never used before fiberglass.
At left, in the rough. At right, sanded
Adhered strongly to the wood, giving thicker and can fit tightly for travel we have planned for April: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/413892.html?1389282133
I'm looking forward to pictures of your fall tour. It should be quite an adventure.
This is something new as far as I know. Hope it works out for you. Don't think I'd head right out on a tour just yet. Not until extensive testing anyway. Frankly it's worrying.
That would worry me too.
The fiberglass is fine, but what's important is what kind of resin you use.
I doubt if the polyester would hold up as its reputation for adhering to wood is not good.
With epoxy resin you stand a much better chance of long term use.
Let us know how you make out !
I would use Abatron Liquid Wood Epoxy (2 part mix)and soak the spoke end that fits into the hub in the liquid. You must work quickly. Drying time is maybe 2 weeks
Bailey in SoCal
If you can afford to do it this is the safest bet.... For you and the T.
Do one wheel per month if you have too... I would go back with new spokes, Never short cut your wheels, remember your life is ridding on them.
And I judging from what I can see of the tops they don't look too hot either.