Thanks everyone! This seems better received than my Cento!
@Ssalmon - this is my first steel frame. The ride is nice. Quite a bit more stack than I'm used to - not sure if I'll leave it that way considering it will likely see longer distance (and be ridden with more clothing) or get a -17 stem. I don't have a lot of time on it yet so I can't give too much feedback. Will update when I do though!
@fio - the rear rim weighed 468, front 482. A little porky but oh well.
@gravity - The other bike is my Cento1... this is definitely a rain bike. I finished it on a (rare) sunny day though so fenders have yet to be mounted. CK hubs (as well as headsets and BB) are very popular here in the PNW because they hold up so well to weather and have a great warranty. As for the group - the plan was Rival but I got some fantastic deals on various bits locally. Why build *down* if you don't have to? Praxis rings because we have a lot of hills and I hate flexy rings! I bought the fork secondhand for ~$160
@Timo - these wheels won't solely be used for pissy weather, I'll use some SRAM S27s with Vittoria Pave as well.
@Dallez - I did most of it with a razor blade but ended up using sandpaper. On the levers - skip the razor blade and just go for the grit! I used 400 and 600.
@Quinn99 - Mango or bust!
@juanacity - Thanks! It was pretty fun and stayed within budget. The wheels were a little pricey but they'll be used on the Willy as well so all is well. I'll strip the fork before long as well.
The Evo Corsas are 25mm. I don't have a ton of time on CX/Pave yet but so far I'm not concerned at all. They handle and ride better than my GP4000s did and when conditions get tricky I think handling skills matter a lot more than minor differences in grip between these and something like a GP. FWIW, my neighbor has spent quite a lot of time on the Vittoria - training on them all through some horrible winters - and he acknowledges they give out a little before the Conti. He's a bit of a sissy on the wet tarmac though