I ride a cyclocross bike for my brevets, but I think its a bit too clunky, and I'd like to replace my cross bike and my road bike with something like a specialized rubaix (sp). Anyway, either way I go, I'm thinking about getting a son hub generator with lights. My question is this...My current wheelset is a cane creek volos xl wheelset. The front is a 24 spoke rim. Given that I don't want a new wheelset just for brevets, should I get the son 24 and lace it to an xl rim? Admittedly this would be primarily for asthetic reasons, but is there any reason to NOT do this?
I was then going to get a generator light and mount it on a crono nub on the fork. That way I can get my generator now, and not worry about having a problem if I upgrade the bike, since I can just put the wheels on the new bike, along with another crono hub.
I'd like some opinions on doing this, vs other lighting schemes that must provide adequate light for long hours at night. (My cygolite HID only made it 3 hours...just enough for the 300km I did...I don't know what I'd do for a 400 or 600k since its a waterbottle battery).