Some of my favorite projects have started with boxes like these. This one will be no different. This will end up as a gorgeous 29er drivetrain/wheelset headed for the hills of northwest Arkansas. The front wheel will be built up around a black Phil hub. The wheels will be laced up to Flows for a bulletproof set up.
Rohloffs may seem prohibitively expensive, but in an era of $50 chains, $100 plus cassettes, and ultra zooty chainrings it doesn't take long to figure out the value over time. Having had several over the years, and now having one again on our tandem, I could easily find room for another in my stable.