I've had the WheelPro ebook for a while and have been considering building my own wheels. However, every time I look into buying the hubs, rims and spokes it always seems more expensive to build your own wheels than to buy them.
I am pretty handy as I always build and maintain my own bikes and have a lathe and build LED lights etc. I have trued my own wheels and replaced the occasional broken spoke but never built up a full wheel.
I get the satisfaction angle but another aspect that concerns me is the expertise to match all the various parts to build a light, strong wheel. Looking at various custom wheel builder sites (Wheelsmith, MoonGlu etc.) I can get a pair of sub-1500g road wheels for around £500.
Any comments/advice welcomed.