So I'm planning on building up a Mavic Open Pro to a Powertap front hub to match a wheel I bought recently, and I'm wondering about lacing patterns for a 32h wheel, the rear wheel is 2x but how should I build the front? 2x? radial? what are advantages and disadvantages of each? How do I know the spoke length and how do I make sure the hub is centered and the wheel is dished correctly? also how do I choose a good tension for the spokes? Is a tensiometer a good idea?
Sorry it's a lot of questions, but it's my first time building a wheel, I want to learn, and I figure it's a good time to do it.