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I want to build my first Clyde wheel - what do I need?

I've decided I want to give wheel building a try. I want to build a single rear road bike wheel that can handle 260+ lbs.

I'm trying to stay low cost on my first wheel just in case I fook it up.

I'm thinking a 32 spoke DT Swiss rim, but not sure on the spokes or hub. I was thinking Ultegra hubs just due to cost and durability.

What parts do you recommend? How do I know what size on the spokes? Where should I order the parts from?

I have the Park Big Blue book and have been watching some wheel building videos on YouTube.

Do I need anything other than my trusty Park TM-1 tension gauge and spoke wrench?

Thanks in advance!
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