I wouldn't use Veloplugs because of the shape of the inner surface. Two layers of Stans would be best.
The Veloplugs aren't really permanent. Only there for the first two weeks or so because it's my first wheel build and if anything happens I have easy access to nipples. Going to use velox rim tapes once everything is done and settled in.
I never have problems with radial NDS lacing, and you would get slightly higher NDS tension that way. Another thing you can do that would help is use heavier DS spokes like DT Aero Comps.
Really? I've been getting mix opinion/advice on that. Some even said that I need to up the tension on the DS just to get the NDS up to the recommended 70kg/f, which would end up being too high of a tension on the DS. Was also told that by going 2x NDS will get it to a higher tension than radial. Not sure how true is that though. Now I'm really unsure of if I want to do radial/2XDS or just 2x both ways.
After trashing a rear wheel on the weekend, I decided on a new build with Pacentis'.
I'm in the 190# range. These will be 20/28, radial front/2X both on rear, brass nipples.
SL 79 and SL 210 hubs. Calculated weight for the set is 1,440g. Could have been a bit lighter with alloy nips and a 24 spoke rear, but went conservative.
Ordered from BHS last night. Nice to do business with.
Looks like we'll have two Pacenti builds real soon here. All my parts should come in by tomorrow and going to start building on Saturday. If I get to finish to build, I'll be able to take my very first hand built(by me) wheel set on my 90 mile ride this Sunday.
If you don't mind, care to share how you trashed your rear wheel?