Hi everyone - I plan on purchasing a Steelwool Tweed frame and building it up for light touring. I don't plan on any long trips, maybe 100 miles at most. I was wondering about a good pair of 700c clincher tires as I would like to go off road on crushed gravel paths and trails. I thought maybe a wider tire around 38 might be a good choice. but since I will be on the road often as well I need something that will give a smooth ride. I'm used to riding a XC mountain bike so tires around 38 still seem narrow to me! Also, any thoughts on a good pair of clipless pedals? Does anyone here use those for mountain bikes or are the road versions preferable? I was leaning towards something from Shimano like the R 670 or 105 SL as examples, or their XTR mountain pedal.This would be my first time using them. I was going to have some wheels built up from some hubs. Currently I have a DT Swiss 240S 28h front hub I would like to use. I'm on the light side but wondering if 28 spokes would be strong enough. I was thinking of a 32h Hope Pro 3 for the rear. There are so many rim options out there but of course I am wondering which of them is a good choice for strength without paying too much. I will probably mount a rear rack and have a saddle bag and a front bag on the bars. Lastly, as I will be using cantilever brakes ( hopefully the Trillium Big Squeeze ) any recommendations on brake levers? I have read that the Tekro RL 520 is a good design and along with that, whether a randonneur bar like one from Nitto would be preferable. I'm 54 and my wrists and neck are not what they were so comfort is my main concern. Thank you for any advice!