Hello to all.
I just registered on this forum so if this thread is out of place, my apologies.
I'm building up a 57.5" Dave Tesch Highway 101 frame as a single speed for year-round, rain or shine, Portland urban riding. I've done some research in various places and decided I want to have some Velocity Deep-V wheels built. Take a look at the options I've explored thus far. If you have suggestions for a different wheelset in the same price range by all means please post.
The inside distance between the rear dropouts is 124 mm. The inside distance between the front dropouts is 100 mm. What size Velocity Deep-V rims are most suitable for my frame? 700C? I know I want MSW because I want to use brakes.
Assuming I'm going to run 24 spokes in the front and 32 spokes in the rear means I can't use a Surly hub for the front. A White Industries H2 hub was suggested to me. I can still use a flip-flop Surly hub in the rear.
I'm at a loss. I know that DT Swiss and Sapim are the most common brands. Which model of either would you guys suggest? Is a radial lacing pattern for both wheels the best bet? I was told that I should run 24 spokes in the front and 32 spokes in the rear for if I were to run 32 both ways the ride would be harsh. That and most of my weight is going to be on the rear wheel so logically it doesn't make sense to have wheels with identical spoke counts.
I'm 6'0", 155 lbs, which are figures I know can be significant in the wheel building process. I went onto Velocity's website to check out some of their online retailers. ProWheelBuilder.com could build a wheelset like that above with DT Swiss Revolution 14g spokes for slightly more than $350. Is this relatively cheap? Who is the cheapest, most reliable Deep-V wheelset builder I could call or email?
I think that covers everything. I hope I didn't leave out anything critical.