thinking about building up a beefy phil wood wheelset for touring. im biting my tongue enough thinking about how much its going to cost, but as pricey as it is, i want to get the most out of it. question is, is it worth spending more than twice as much for a phil freehub rear as opposed to a freewheel rear? is servicing that much easier? are they at all stronger or of better quality? any reasons why i should choose one over the other?
and this is besides being able to run a 9 speed on the freehub. i am totally fine running 7, 8 or 9 speeds.