I'm selling my two Specialized comfort bikes, I've had 'em less than a few months and have outgrown them :-)
Decided to build a Surly Cross-check (could change to a LHT in the last moment) and putting together components, brooks saddle, Ultegra, Paul, etc, etc, but was wondering what spoke count would you go with ? (BTW I just priced things out and this is an expensive project that will take a while)
This will be kinda like a survival type bike, not a real touring although it will have a rack in the back and fenders. Have not decided on the shape of the handlebars, but decided on canti breaks because they are bullet proof.
Anyway, would you get the same # of spokes in the front as the rear or maybe 36 front, 40 rear, and what type of spoke would you get, a double butted or straight ?