Wheels arrived, fitted one set of rim tapes and the Hanks and inflated to 20psi on the gauge of my Topeak Joe Blow and obviously it'll be different once they're on the bike but they feel like they wouldn't need too much more. No trouble with rim tape or tube bulging through the holes. Just got cheap crap tubes in for now, might invest in a couple heavier weight ones which I imagine will expand less too.
Wheels feel really nice and light, pretty impressed by the finish and the build, on that note, I emailed the seller yesterday to ask about getting some rim tapes if they hadn't sent my wheels. He replied saying they were currently being built and he'd chuck tapes in the box. Iwas pretty surprised at the wheels being handbuilt, at the price I assumed they'd be machine built.
I rummaged in the parts box and found an Alpina post that I hope will be the right size and a pretty ratty old Kashimax Five Gold. I know the Five Gold has a rep as an arse hatchet (I've experienced this on my track bike) but I'm hoping that in a more upright position I find it more agreeable.
Also found some Avid V levers but might need other levers since I've bought some LX cantis. I'm going to try them with the Hank tyres and see what clearance is like.
Pedals will probably switch between these,
and bmx style flats. I prefer plastic flats to metal ones as they seem to have plenty grip but are a bit less destructive to shins if/when you do slip.
I've just put Eastern Crown pedals on my polo bike so will see how they go and maybe pick up another pair.
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