I've ordered my Surly Cross Check, Ultegra gruppo, Mavic rims, DT Swiss double butted SS spokes. Have my Brooks saddle already too (just waxed it).
So now my question is what tyre to go for on these 700c's... my first thought was to go for the same Continental Sports Contacts that I loved so much on my MTB (26x1.25 - sweet tyres, but a ***** to put on). I loved them for their high pressure, puncture resistance and low rolling resistance despite their width
The only place I might take these wheels that I'm not sure about is the canal toe-paths. For those I think I'll need some tread, some side grip for cornering mainly (no fake threads to move water).