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I am just about to do this myself. Re-use the old hubs to save your sanity. This may involve replacing the spokes if they're not compatible with the new rim. A new set of front and rear brakes will run you about $70. You should replace the brakes if they are the Diacompe-type vintage from the 70's or 80's. They are too weak by today's standards. Tecktro ...
If Halfords admits it's the manufacturers fault, they should either replace or refund it, since you bought it from them, not from the manufacturer. They are the intermediary between you and the manufacturer, so they should handle all problems due to the manufacturer.
Lower spoke numbers are primarily of interest to weight weenies (though for a given price, a lower spoke wheel will probably use a heavier rim offsetting the spoke reduction weight savings). As usual, Sheldon is some good reading. There is also a whole book on how to build wheels well and design decisions, by Jobst Brandt, called "The Bicycle Wheel". What ...
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