This is where I’m at today. I was able to get the rear hub polished and laced up. Now I have have two wheels that need trued. My friend Larry is going to teach me how to do that. I’m excited to learn another aspect of bike building that I won’t have to pay someone else to do.
And another thing! Once they're trued and you're ready to sling on the rubber, look into Counteract balancing beads. I used them in my tires and they work great (they're like Dyna Beads), plus it negates the need to dump a load of weights on your snazzy rims. Worth looking into.
Dude when you say polish you really, really mean it. Look great. The clamps are aluminium, right? Will you be putting some kind of protective coating on them or leave them as is?
No worries re. the beads. Seems like some folk swear by them and some won't go near them. All I know is they work great in my ride. I had a harder time sourcing Dyna beads here in Canada and so got the Counteract beads instead. From what I've read they're better, but who really knows?
Yeah the clamps are aluminum and lately I’ve been just leaving everything I polish raw. The dude I take my chrome bits to talked me into leaving it raw and then giving it a quick rub down with xtreem metal polish once in a while.