Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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16/20 spoke wheels is too trendy light, you should sell them before they break.
A) a hub, compatible with the rest of the drive train, . you don't say what that is..
B) a high quality rim, say, a Mavic Open sport, there are dozens
and have a good wheel builder put them together.
(apparently the services locally are weak on that)
[14 gage straight spokes are fine, DT/Sapim/Wheelsmith, a good brand  of spoke]
sport touring there should be a 32 spoke front and a 36 spoke rear,
or 2 36 spoke wheels.
I built a 40/48 spoke wheelset for loaded international touring.
but I expect the bike is wrong for that , given the stock wheels are for narrow tires.
There are hundreds of people who build wheels by hand, for a business.
a professional wheel builder set to ship, anywhere, when finished is Peter J White, in N H.