I am planning on doing some touring for the first time this summer
My current R500s will not handle the load. I'm going to take a wheel building course soon during which I want to build my own rear touring wheel.
Can the touring community please help me to spec out and maybe price everything?
Budget -- lower, as the less everything costs, the faster it will be built and I'll be able to start out on some practice tours in the spring
Rims -- have no idea what to look for with these
Spokes -- I just know that I want a lot of them...have heard the max is 48
Hub -- nothing to fancy ie Phil Wood, I am just starting out
Other -- I am 230+ lbs and need something sturdy. Will want to fit a 12-34t cassette on there
Thank you for any information!