I must say, I am very happy with the service so far with my LBS! My wheel came in today, and is all installed, set to go for my ride tomorrow with a friend. The new wheel for those who are wondering is a Weinmann ZAC19 with 12 ga. spokes. I was surprised just how much larger those spokes really are compared to the 14 ga. on my other rim. Looking forward to trying it out tomorrow on a short ride.
I also am looking at the viability of doing a small tour next year, and things are looking good. I am hoping to find someone to go with me, but I won’t make that a key consideration for it though.
Anyways, keep on rolling!