Forgive me for not knowing, but what does gouged mean?
Did he use the 16H hub? I have heard people sometimes lace them to 32H, but was unsure how that would work out.
Are the campy hubs worth keeping or selling?
Thanks very much for your help, sorry to be a little slow with this.
You can get Miche hubs in 16H so there is no need for pissing around with lacing problems. I have done a few 16H Hubs into 32H rims as of late and you can always do the opposite. Most bike shops that deal with the guys up at Hillbrick can order you a set of hubs. As for spokes… Change out for the Miche Hubs and use CX Ray spokes for lightness and high tension, and you wont have to file hubs for ages to get bladed spokes in as they are Semi Flat and will fit in a standard spoke hole…
I run the 16 hole qr hub but with an Allen key skewer on mine works a treat on the front $12 from wiggle. For the rear either a phil wood or miche would be a good pick. A 32 hole hub would not do those rims justice. And bladed spokes FTW.