Im not the one lacing the wheel, the LBS is. However, i'd like to know if im being ripped off;
I sent my 50mm rear carbon wheel to get the hub replaced. However, i was told by them that the new spokes (since the replacement hub is of a different size, its self-explanatory that new spokes of a different length have to be used) cannot be bought pre-cut to length, but instead have to be 'custom-cut' to length, to lace the 50mm wheel.
And through this process of cutting the spokes to length, the price i was told before ('price before' refers to just cost of pre-cut spokes and installation labour cost) has been nearly doubled (130bucks)!
I hope i don't sound like a whiny chap, but is it really not possible to source spokes of the ideal length in the first place?
Thanks for reading! I have really no clue.. so please bare with me!