First off I've been reading and watching the topics in here and am happy there is a dedicated forum for the bike lovers on the board, not just the freeride bike lovers.
I have an older bike that was a nice ride when it was new (early 90's), but the wheels are set up for glue on tires, which I don't really care for despite (insert all advantages etc.). I want regular tubes and tires like my other bikes because this is what I'm familiar with and because I think they are easier/cheaper to repair in the likely event of a flat.
So my question is what rim or wheel is a good choice, and what tire. I am looking for durability, and ease of operation meaning as few flats as possible, and tough wheels. Since anything road is lighter than my mtb gear I am not concerned about weight too much, more durability. I'm hoping to spend maybe $400 for both wheels.
I have done some research on my own on roadbikereview, but I am curious to hear some personal experience from locals.