THE ULTIMATE ORCA BUILD BEGINS - FINAL BUILD PICS !!

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ejm
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by ejm

Hi All and welcome to the '07 Orbea Orca build thread...

As I receive the last few parts for the build I'll be updating THIS thread so that its not all over the place.
I have 90% of parts now, but am waiting on the last couple of bits (D/A STI's and BTM clamps, tool for TUNE bottom bracker and D/A front deraileur) and the time to tune the STI's and FD.

For a reference we're aiming at 5.49kg for a 60cm frame with stock frame and stock orca fork...
Less would be awesome, but we'll see how we go

The frame just arrived today and came in at...
60cm ORCA Frame - 1160g
Uncut fork - 365g (can't cut too much off this as i'm close enough to 6'4")

see pics below (verified)
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fork, uncut 365g
PC150332.JPG
Frame, no biddon bolts, 1060g
Last edited by ejm on Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:56 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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by fast700c

ejm wrote:60cm ORCA Frame - 1060g


Should that be 1160g?

How does this compare to the old frame? I'm looking forward to hearing from a fellow west coast man, as to how your build goes.
Where do you source all your parts?

It's a shame you are a few hundred K's south it'd be nice to see your new ride. :D

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FelixOr
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by FelixOr

Hi, congratz to your new purchase. The scale says 1160grams though. Is there anything on the frame, like headset or seatpost clamp etc?

:edit: too slow :?

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by ejm

fast700c wrote:
ejm wrote:60cm ORCA Frame - 1060g


Should that be 1160g?

How does this compare to the old frame? I'm looking forward to hearing from a fellow west coast man, as to how your build goes.
Where do you source all your parts?

It's a shame you are a few hundred K's south it'd be nice to see your new ride. :D


sorry --- changed it in my post... typo. it is 1160. 40g less than the 1200 predicted grams.

Felix0r - This weight includes frame and seatclamp and dropout/hangers and front deraileur braze on clamp; no headset or biddon bolts.


Not built up yet, so not ridden... BUT... much beefier frame all round. looks to be stiffer (and ORCA v1. was no slouch), graphics are difinietely more modern/stylish/dare i say, sexy... :oops: along with the curves/shape.

I fell in love with the first pics i saw of the frame, but the real life version is even better :!:

Parts are sourced from all over the world... just depending who had what i wanted to use for the build. I've been collecting parts for it for over 6 months, so it's been quite a long build (even though i didn't have a frame yet...). I have yet to weenie the STI levers and the Front deraileur, so hopefully i'll have a chance to tune them next week and have it ready for next weekends riding :wink:
I was originally planning on sweapping most parts from my previous orca build, but all i'm stealing off that now are the zg brakes. Oh how things get out of hand so easily.
shhhh.... don't tell my wife...

Keep your eyes on this space !

cheers all

erik
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by ejm

Hi All !!

Reveived the final parts yesterday, and finished the build at about 10pm last night...

I'll post the full build list and weights tonight, as i'm about to take her on the maiden voyage, Saturday morning group ride...

Full build weight under 5.5kg :lol: :lol:

I'm a happy man :wink:

cheers all,

erik
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orbea complete 07 3.jpg
complete
orbeo orca 07 complete 2.jpg
final build pic !
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That look agressive!
really nice built, really like it.

only the frame looks pretty tall for a 60

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by TheFatGuy

Very nice build!!!

You'll love the ride of the new Orca- I don't know anybody who doesn't!
This board would be MUCH nicer if everybody would just chill out.

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by WheresWaldo

I love the look of the Orca, could you post a bigger picture so we could all see the details.

Hope you enjoy the ride.

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by ejm

Hi again !

Here is the build spec for all those who want the details

5.49 kg's

Bike Weight, Orbea Orca 60cm Current Build


COMPONENT detail WEIGHT (grams) Comment

Frame Orbea Orca 60cm 2007 -1160g (incl s/post clamp, dropout, bolts)
Fork Orbea SL 2007 -362g
Headset FSA w/spacers -60g
Crank Set see following entries for parts
Right Crank Arm Tune 180mm -236g
Left Crank Arm Tune 180mm -167g
Big Chainring fibre lite 53 tooth -52g
Small Chainring fibre lite 38 tooth -23g
Chainring Bolts tiso -9g
Bottom Bracket tune 6 pack -152g
Pedals m2racer ORB ti -99g
Stem Ritchey 4axis110mm -116g (ti bolts)
Handlebar Oval R900 31.8mm -192g
Shifters/Levers Left Dura Ace 7800 -189g
Shifters/Levers Right Dura Ace 7800 -186g
Seatpost KCNC Ti Pro Lite Scandium -139g
Brake Caliper Front Zero Gravity 0g-05 -84g
Brake Caliper Rear Zero Gravity 0g-05 -86g
Front Deraileur Dura Ace 7800 -63 g

Rear Deraileur Dura Ace 7800 -139g
Gear Outer Cable Delta Powerlines -36g
Brake Outer Cable Delta Powerlines -44g
Gear Inner Cable Cordz -6g
Brake Inner Cable Goretec -23g
Chain KMC 10SL -213g
Bar Tape Profile Wrap, minimum used -28g
Seat m2racer eagle -52g
Headset Cap Custom CF sticker -<1g
Bottle Cages carbon fibre -19 one bottle cage , nylon bolts
Handlebar End Caps black nylon plastic -3g
SUB TOTAL FRAME -3915 grams


Wheel Front Lightweight Obermayer 16sp -455
Wheel Rear Lightweight Obermayer 20sp -558
Skewer Front M2Racer -19
Skewer Rear M2Racer -21
Sprocket Rear Pro Lite Al Billet -108
Tyre Rear Vittoria Crono -175
Tyre Front Vittoria Crono -180
Tube Front Singles n/a
Tube Rear Singles n/a

SUB TOTAL WHEEL -1516 grams


ancilaries grease, electrical tape, tub glue -18 grams


BIKE TOTAL WEIGHT -5449 grams
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by ejm

Image

Larger Res Picture for you all to check out !

cheers,
erik
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those tune cranks remind me of my old topline cranks. the build looks great. it almost looks like the cranks are near invisible because they are so thin, compared to the rest of the bike.

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by Balenaar

Nice looking bike to me ;)

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by Willier

The forks IMHO don´t go with frame proparly!

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by WheresWaldo

I have a question. Are there any bar end plug in the handlebars? There doesn't appear to be any. Is it legal to race without the plugs? I thought it wasn't, just asking.

Thanks for the bigger picture. It's pretty, but I do agree with a poster above that the fork looks out of place with the rest of the bike.

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by ejm

Sorry, yep. No bar end caps in that photo... I was wondering if someone would notice :wink:

I glued the bar end caps on later in the evening... nylon plastic caps, 3g.
Also had to glue a new rear tyre on as I had a gash after 3km's of riding on new tubies... Highest cost per km so far... . Too big a gash to fix, so time for a new tyre... oh well...

As for the fork, I have been contemplating a scapula SP fork to drop another 100g or so... but I really don't mind the Orbea fork. - It looks different and stands out. (and I dont have the money to buy one right now... I'm saving for the biggest WW purchase ever... stay tuned!)


I have the Orca sitting in my kitchen/dining area at the moment and every time I see it I can't believe how awesome it looks. Makes me stop every time!

The first ride went well. The guys at the group ride had quite a few expletives when they lifted it and felt the weight... oh to be a WW,eh!

Lightweight and gorgeous - like all beautiful things should be !

Cheers all,
and merry Christmas!

erik
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