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No magic number, it depends...

on what hub, its age, its condition, etc.

If it is an older hub, you should look at it carefully--spoke holes, flanges, hub body, axle, everything. Remember too that some old hubs are made of alloys that are not as tough as the best hubs employ today.
 

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All you can do it to look at the hub with a magnifying glass to check for cracks. A crack it a no go. The holes and flange also get worn by the spokes so it is best left to an experienced wheelbuilder to determine if you can reuse a hub. That being said, I flatted my rear race wheel during my warmup this morning and ended up racing the spare wheel I brought. The spare wheel is a 1990 vintage DA hub built up on it's fourth rim. It has an American Classic 10 speed cassette for campy and it worked just fine.
 
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