a few questions for you experienced wheelbuilders as i get set to lace up these record pista hubs for my guerchiotti.
1) last thing on the agenda is deciding spoke guage for these wheels. whats the most common spoke width used on a track wheelset? i'm a fairly lightweight guy (about 140) and these wheels will see mostly street use. a guy at the shop recommended a 14/17 double butted spoke. will a butted spoke hold up better, or should i go with straight guage? weight is not a huge issue, but if i can get away with lighter spokes it'd be great. both front and rear will be laced 3x, unless someone can provide information that changes my mind. these are campy record pista hubs being paired up with some candy apple red deep v's.
2) what's the best way to shine up these hubs? someone mentioned a solution called "mothers" which can be found at an automotive store, and you just buff it with a rag. any other miracle solutions to bring out that shine in these purdy hubs??