I am turning my Norco Torrent into a single speed and I need to buy a wheelset. It's got vertical dropouts, so I think I'd like to try the eccentric hub (unless you folks recommend otherwise). I want the bike to have a burly dirt jumper look to it...(I've ridden the bike quite a bit on all sorts of trails, and will be maintaining the general geometry).

Here aere my questions?

Where can I get a built up wheelset for this without KILLING the bank account?

How are the WI Eccentric hubs?

What's a good starter gear ratio?

Thanks!