"Fred"--is that bad?
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Assuming the wheels are in good shape and properly tensioned (again, the relationship with a LBS) I would ride them to see if they will hold up. Don't get into the vicious cycle of needing to buy one more thing. . .Trust me, you can waste a lot of time and money thinking you can't start yet because you don't have every possible thing you might possibly need. Possibly. Get on that thing and, as they say, ride it like you stole it.
(However, I too would not be surprised if you start having spoke issues. As I have said before and will probably say again, low spoke wheels are like frilly little lacy bras for big chested women--they look really sexy but just don't offer enough support.)