Planning for my rob roy I have some questions on wheels.
First of all- nutted rear axle. Is it necessary? W/ the track dropouts and a chain tensioner, wouldn't a qr work fine or maybe a bolt-on skewer (my favorite)?
Hubs- In the realm of affordable hubs what is there? Surly at 135mm? Formula? Is that it? Are the only options really just track hubs with spacers?
And generally, what sort of spoke count would be considered minimum yet tough? (for a 175lb guy)