Just Finished my Orbea Orca build
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    Talking Just Finished my Orbea Orca build

    Just finished my Orbea Orca build and took her out for a spin and I was estatic by the fun I had with her.

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    Frame: 2006 Orbea Orca
    Fork: Orbea Zeus Zaga fork
    Crank: Shimano Ultegra FC-6700 172.5MM crankset 53/39
    Pedals: Look Graphite Keo 2
    Front Der:Shimano Ultegra Brazed On FD 6700
    Rear Der: Shimano Ultegra RD-6700 10 Speed
    Brakes: SHIMANO ULTEGRA BR-6700
    Saddle: Selle San Marco Blazer K Saddle (changing this as it hurts my tush to much )
    Seatpost:Specialized S Works carbon Pave Zertz 27.2mm
    Seat post clam:Super AFS 498 LITE Alloy TI
    Handlebar: Pedal Soft 5th Round alu (218g)
    Handlebar tape: Shimano PRO Smart-Silicon
    Stem:Reynolds Ouzo Race 7050 Stem, 31.8, 100 mm, 6 deg
    Shifters: Shimano Ultegra ST6700
    Chain:Shimano Ultegra CN-6700
    Cassette:Shimano Ultegra CS-6700 Cassette 11-28T
    Wheels:Spinergy Xaero Lite PBO
    Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4000S
    Tube:MICHELIN AirComp Ultra Light
    Water Cages:AFS 498 carbon / Ti hardware
    Computer:Cateye Strada Double Wireless Cadence

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    Very nice looking Orca.

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    Now that you got mine done, you can build yours. Sweet ride. enjoy !!

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    That is sooo sick --envy--

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    Man those old orbea orcas are fugly.

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    Very nice Orbea Orca Ultegra!!

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    Nice build!

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    I have one of the first year frames...2004.
    I have had a few other bikes....but this one is my favorite.
    It's starting to look pretty ratty now...but I can't let it go.

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    Even though I like the newer models orca vice older, I do like the color scheme on yours.
    I have a 2010 Orbea Opal dressed up simlar to your build with reynold wheels and love it.

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    OHroadie--thanks
    cyclintruckin--thanks still awaiting funds ...lol
    cyclusaddictus--thanks
    mrbubbles--everyone cant have a huffy like yours ~ ...j/k
    triathlonandy--thanks
    bikesta--thanks
    the mayor--some light sanding and new clear coat helped me
    scottzj--thanks, I love the new frame on the orbea orcas mabe thats my next build if I dont go the group buy way .

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    Looks good. Will look better when you trim the steerer tube. Nice build
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    2010 Masi Soulville. SRAM Apex, Ritchey, Fizik
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    FUGLY, FUGLIEST, and FUGLIER and any other fuglies should in the Dictionary, if they are not already.

    I'm knocking on sixty and don't normally buy into these new words, but fugly is a word I really like.
    Enjoy your new build, even if it is fugly And lets be honest, nobody's looking at your bike when on a club run.
    We're all too busy looking at our own. lol.
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    Sweet

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    Dude

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    Sweet looking bike...

    How do you like the wheels? Are they pretty stiff in a sprint or when laying the power down? I like the red spokes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkbaby View Post
    Sweet looking bike...

    How do you like the wheels? Are they pretty stiff in a sprint or when laying the power down? I like the red spokes!
    I love the wheels so far ..on a sprint they felt great ...to sum it up I just purchased another set ;) for my other bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giosblue View Post
    FUGLY, FUGLIEST, and FUGLIER and any other fuglies should in the Dictionary, if they are not already.

    I'm knocking on sixty and don't normally buy into these new words, but fugly is a word I really like.
    Enjoy your new build, even if it is fugly And lets be honest, nobody's looking at your bike when on a club run.
    We're all too busy looking at our own. lol.
    fugly is a late 80s word or was that mid 90s?
    anyways this thread is about my bike not yours

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    Nice looking bike But needs more orange.

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    Here's mine....orange enough?
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    sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnV View Post
    Looks good. Will look better when you trim the steerer tube. Nice build
    Or ... you could invert the stem, put the spacers underneath, just so that it is now closer to the end of the steerer tube ... I prefer to keep a longer steerer tube just in case ... and for re-sale purposes ...

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    very nice ..join the orbea bike club build
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    I assume you mean to chop the steerer tube. I could be wrong, but I think the risk here to not doing it is that the compression plug, as you have it, won't be compressing against the stem from the inside of the tube, so the stem will be compressing the steerer tube unabated, which is probably not what you want.

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    What's with all the *******s calling it fugly?

    What a bunch of tasteless pricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpcyclist25 View Post
    I assume you mean to chop the steerer tube. I could be wrong, but I think the risk here to not doing it is that the compression plug, as you have it, won't be compressing against the stem from the inside of the tube, so the stem will be compressing the steerer tube unabated, which is probably not what you want.
    I don't know about the OP....but I just move the compression plug.
    The way my stem is in my photo is the way I run it early season. As I get more miles, I flip the stem and put a few spacers under it... and move the plug to be under the stem.
    When doing this....it's a good chance to pull the fork and inspect everything.
    My bike is a 04.....and it has over 50k miles on it

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