I picked up a miche track group a bit ago, to build up my one bike, it came with a set of hubs I figured this was perfect chance to finaly try wheel building, well the project got put off alot this, couple nights ago I could not sleep, I needed to do something to relax get my mind off of things so I figured why not build up the wheels. I started with the front then did the rear took me a few hours a piece I know not quick but I messed up the lacing on the rear twice.
Things I have learned, make sure you lace it correct the first time! Pay attention to which direction spokes should go through the holes on the hub and pay attention how they go over and under the other spokes, unthreading the nipple and redoing the spoke after being completely done or even partialy done is annoying but you don't make same mistake again I did not have a nipple driver.. so I was using my fingers and standard nipple wrench, I found if I wrapped some tape around all but last 2-3 threads of a spare spoke it worked fairly well to start the nipple off. Last thing I learned make sure the nipple wrench is all the way on the nipple before turnign otherwise you strip the nipple after stripping one they are a pain to get out
Here is a pic of the wheels if anyone is intersted it.