So the diff between 32 and 36 hole rims has been addressed before, but I have a particular question I wanted to know if anyone had some experience with.
I'm considering building a new set of 700c wheels for my touring bike, and I happen to have a pair Shimano 600 32 hole hubs in very good shape and a pair of Velocity Synergy 32 hole rims with an off center drilled rear.
If I use these hubs and rims I can save a substantial amount of money, but will I be wasting my time and money to try to get away with 32 spokes in the rear? I weigh 200 at my worst, commute every day on this bike, load up my panneers with groceries on the weekend, and will be doing a couple of overnights this Spring.
Does the reduced dish/added strength of the offset rear rim, compensate for the greater stresses caused by having less spokes? are 32 hole drilling only really a problem on lighter weight weaker rims? I kind of have a penchant for learning lessons the hard way, so I'm inclined to go for it