First off, here's a little backstory - I work at an LBS and today I was putting a new crankset and cog on my bike (Windsor the Hour, hardly stock) and I noticed when I was pulling off my cog and lockring that the cog threads on my hub are in pretty bad shape, not stripped, but I feel like I should replace it asap. The wheels I have are nothing special. DP18s laced to whatever hub (taken off a 2010 Raleigh Rush Hour) and I don't think it would really be worth it to lace a new hub to that rim. I got 'em pretty cheap off a coworker and I'm not to attached to them. I'm no weight weenie but I wouldn't mind shaving some grams off my ride as well. We, like most LBS in the area, get parts and stuff from QBP so I was looking at some of the wheels they offer. I was kind of wanting to build up a wheel, but I've never done it before and would save some time and money just buying a new complete one. Cost is somewhat important, but I don't want another crappy hub to fail me. Here are some of my options from QBP (other LBS employees can maybe weigh in here?):
Velocity Aero laced to 36h Dimension Fixed/Free with DT Champion spokes
Velocity Deep V laced to 32h All City Fixed/Fixed with DT Competition spokes - a little on the high end of my budget
Mavic CPX33 laced to 32h Surly Fixed/Free with DT Competition spokes
Those are the three I'm most considering. There's also the ultra cheapie we have in the store but I don't want to waste more time and money on crappy wheels. Unless the Mavic is a really awesome wheel, I would prefer not to go that route because it doesn't really agree with the aesthetics of the rest of my bike (I know, crappy reason, whatever.)
The type of riding I do is mostly on the streets. I occasionally do tarcky things like skids and wheelies, so durability is a factor, but I'm hardly riding "freestyle".
Am I better off pinching some pennies and building up a wheel? I do have the stock wheels from the Hour that I put on my conversion so I have something I could use in a pinch, but I still want to invest in something nicer. I know what wheel threads are a dime a dozen, but I couldn't find much info on the pre-built Quality wheels so I need some opinions. Thanks in advance.