Ha! 🙂 Yeah, the rims seem to be a small fortune. I like your suggestion of the combo setup. I might give that a whirl in July.
Is there a trick to removing/installing the rear wheel when the bike is on the center stand? I removed the rear last night, but struggled a bit getting it around the break caliper. It wasn’t too bad since it was coming off, but installing it seems like it may be much harder. The stand appears not quite high enough. I saw some people raise the bike with a jack but I don’t have one of those. Of course I was doing it by myself which makes relatively simple task seem difficult. Then there is always the possibility I was doing something stupid 🙂