Hi Jonathan and Ben
I promised ages ago to send you some photos of the finished article. Sorry I’ve only just got round to this but, I have been riding it for a few months now and have solved the inner tubes issues following Jonathan’s advice, thanks – poor technique and knowledge on my part.
I haven’t tried tubeless yet as I am running slightly wider and tougher tyres than seem to be currently available as road tubeless – my commute is urban and pretty tough on rubber.
I think the Conti Ultra Gators and your rims go well together and give the bike a bit of a “stealth” look.
The first time I rode the bike on my commute, I PB’ed a lot of Strava segments that I had previously ridden on a carbon road bike – the bigger tyres and wheels meant I did not need to be as fussy about where to aim.
Anyway, hope you like it and thanks again to you both for all your help.