My lbs guys are really cool too, and don't think they'll have any issue building up a set of wheels for me.
And all shops should be like this, because not only do you keep getting stuff from them but then you tell your mates and they do the same.
I wouldn't be too concerned about popping that story up either. If their customer service is like that then it deserves to be heard! Same as Canyon and their saga's.
Surely there's other stockists for Parlee in Oz? Plus you might want something different once the time comes...
And Hi|ikus, how much you thinking about asking for the S60's...?
As I'm torn between a set of Reynolds Assaults or doing a build like you're planning or even a second hand set of aero rims to pop onto my BMC.
The thing is I would like the option of possibly being able to pop em on my 595 - but that's going to have Campy 11sp on it, so I think that would rule out the S60's...