My raw pomp frame just shipped - read through a lot of this thread in anticipation. Got a few questions after reading through (first time building a bike)
I'm wondering what kind of wheels to get? I'm stuck between track wheels or wider cyclocross (35mm). Is it wasteful to get track wheels on a pompino frame blessed with so much clearance? I can't imagine doing much off-road but I want to have one bike that can do all - interested in being able to use it as a touring bike (rough paths, grass, snow that kind of thing).
If you think I should get 35mm wheelset which 35mm wheels (they've got to be all silver) + tyres (I've resigned that these have to be black) would be good for this? I'm considering building with H Plus Son Archetypes but I have no experience in wheelbuilding, and I have no idea how much this will end up costing me in parts and tools and failed attempts etc. I'm also thinking of the Continental Cyclocross Speed, these look good, except I'd want something with more puncture protection.
Also am I right in that the Alfine at £63.54 shipped is still the best value crankset?
I'd appreciate any help, as I'm pretty lost