I am pretty excited, let me tell you.
Last night I got the spokes and nipples for the wheel build and I figured it would make a fun weekend project. Well, I pretty much couldn't help myself so I laced the wheel last night, and then trued it up the rest of the way today.
Here's the wheel...
I originally wanted to use brass nipples but the LBS doesn't have any to spare right now, so I used stainless. For my daughter's purposes I am pretty confident this will do just fine. Perhaps one day she will rebuild her rebuild and switch them out.
The lads at my bike co-op loaned me a Park wheel true stand. They're always a big help. Cheers to them.
I must say that this is quite addictive. I am certain that I will need to engage a new build as soon as this one is done. Maybe I'll just volunteer more hours at the co-op.
Anyhow, won't be long now before I have the finished product.