Showing my step daughter how to lace up a wheel at the age of 9! She did great lacing up these Loaded rims/hubs.
Talk about a great race hub, real instant engagement, smooth rolling bearings and reasonable weight, the Stealth hub is pretty sweet. Pair that with such a pretty and strong rim and you will have a race wheel good for years of abuse.
A couple Box Hollow hubs laced to Box Focus 24x1.75 rims. Should make for a very fast race wheel and look damn good doing it.
John had a better run than most with these wheels, he got nearly 12k miles out of them before he started breaking spokes on both wheels, add in a worn brake track on both rims and it is time to lace new rims up. Since the hubs had recently been rebuilt there was no reason to get rid of them so I sold him on lacing in Velocity A23 rims since a large part of his long commute is very rough roads and his bike does not have room for much bigger than a 23 on the front this will improve his ride a fair bit along with be a pretty durable wheelset. Everything came together great and he can't wait till morning for his first ride.
Obsession, or passion? Who am I to judge? Either way I simply love building wheels for those who appreciate quality!