Ok, so I usually spend my time on the C&V forums, and some of you may know me here (I'm still "new" around here). I recently got an 87' Panasonic DX-6000 Frameset. Now, I'm 19, about 5' 10",and weigh about 220-230 (Not sure about it, but don't look my weight). It's a lightweight steel frame and I don't really have too many worries about the frame itself holding up. But, I am wondering how I should build the wheels to carry my heft. I want the wheels to be relatively lightweight and strong. Weight is last though. I was planning on using Mavic Open Pro's to build them, but, can't find any details on whether or not they'll hold a rider of my weight. I'm also planning 3-cross with butted spokes of some sort (haven't decided on DT or Wheelsmith yet), and possibly tying the drive side spokes. Hub? Haven't decided yet, but, I'm building for quality here and that will definitely follow. This is sort of a long term project (hopefully not too long though, I really wanna ride this thing) so I may lose, or possibly gain *gulp* a few pounds by the time it's done, but, does this sound like a wheel that will be able to hold me and last a good while? I know proper maintenance and what not has to do with how long a wheel truly lasts, but, you get my point.
This is my first bike build and any other advice on building a bike that can hold a 200lb+ rider would be great (I know, look around on here too).
Thanks all... sorry if it was a little long-winded though.