So I have built multiple bikes over time and it looks like it's time to learn building some wheels. This will be my first and also a budget build. My weight hoovers anywhere between 158 lbs - 165 lbs, depending on time of the year. I'm not hard on wheels either. Right now I have a set of the original Neuvation wheels, the R series 16/20 spokes as well as a set of nicer Dura Ace 7900 C24 wheels. Here is what I was thinking for this build:
Rims: H Plus Son Rims 20 front and 24 rear spoke count.
Front Hub: BHS SLF71W - http://www.bikehubstore.com/SL71W-p/slf ... 1&CartID=0
Rear Hub: BHS SL210 SuperLight Rear Hub - http://www.bikehubstore.com/SL210-p/sl2 ... 1&CartID=0
Spokes: Thinking of going with Sapim CX-Ray. Should I consider anything else?
Nipples: Sapim nipples. Brass or Alu?
I did some poking around with various spoke calculators and this is what I came up with. I would really appreciate if someone could confirm my findings:
Front wheel: 20 spokes - radial lacing - 279.0mm spoke lenght
Rear wheel: 24 spokes - 2x lacing - DS 284.7mm spokes, NDS 289.2mm spokes
Seems that spoke lengths are right in between what's actually available. I assume one should always go with a longer option rathen than shorter, no?
If they can be built into 1500 gr. wheels set I'll be happy. Thanks for the help!