I am considering building up a set of sturdy wheels as my current wheels are beginning to creak. IIRC, they are 20 & 24 spoke Vuelta wheel sets and they have held up for 8 years, but I am beginning to trust them less.
I want to build up a wheel set and I am considering different hubs, spokes and rims. I really want something in the 36 spoke variety. I have a Chris King Headset and I was thinking about their hubs to match the color. I was just wondering where the lion's share of the money should be spent. Should I get great hubs & spokes at the expense of the rims? should I get great rims and save a little on the hubs? I am just curious about the percentage of the budget that should go into each component.
I am looking for an aluminum clincher for a road bike. I have no real brand preference, just something durable.