I'm building up a wheelset using some matte black H plus Son rims, and I've got a Miche rear hub coming tomorrow. I'm trying to decide what I want to do for the front wheel. I have a few avenues:
1) Lace to a matching Miche Primato front hub radially. Plus is that it would make a matching wheelset. Con is that these hubs are kind of heavy (not that these are really weight weenie rims though), and I'm not really sure they're worth $60 in my book.
2) Lace to a Ultegra or 105 road hub radially. This wouldn't match but it would be a bit lighter, though not as much as if I had gotten a 24 hole front rim too. Seems like a good idea but it probably won't make much difference. It would also be slightly less expensive, and perhaps have better bearings than Miche.
3) Lace to a disc MTB front hub 3 cross. This would be the heaviest option, BUT... I could always switch out the axle hardware and use it as a rear wheel with a bolt on cog! It would even look pretty cool if I had a cog mounted while using it as a front wheel. The only thing I don't like about this is that I really want my track bike to be set up like a legit track bike and not a "fixie". I've got my road bike for looking ridiculous.
- also, I could just cheap out and get cheap hub:
A hub is a hub amirite? If the bearings die they're replaceable.