Last season I built up a budget wheelset with Mavic Open Sports, DT butted spokes, brass nipples and Surly hubs. I figured I'd build another one this year and that would be my training set but I had to replace my mountain bike after my Bianchi split at the headtube so the budget got crunched.
This summer, or maybe sooner than later, I'm going to build up a tubular wheelset. Any opinions on what I should build? Cost and Strength outweigh Weight in my book, hoping to build a set that doesn't cost more than my bike. Surly hubs are ok, but the front bearings went out and we basically destroyed the shell getting them out so I don't know if I'll do that again.
Those velocity rims are sweet, need to make sure that the width is the same as my Open Sport rims. These are 23mm, I think the Open Sport is around 22 or 21.5. Anyone know definitively how wide the Mavic Open Sports are?