Just an ordinary Joe!
Not much left to doThat's a GORGEOUS bike! I bought myself an Aqua TPX in August when the tax holidays were going on. I have an older Orca I really love but it beats me up pretty good so it's not suitable for commuting lol.... I really like what you've done with your new bike. NICE!
....I have my heart set on an Avant now that it looks like I will be spending at least part of this winter in Wisconsin and have equipped myself to ride in the cold. I think the disc brakes will be schweet. Please continue to post pics of your work in progress!:thumbsup:
Front and rear Rival medium cage derailleur; set of Orbea house brakes < basically the brakes with the Orbea "O" symbol on them that came with the bike.What do you have - and how much?
I am probably going to regret this - but since I am on my first road bike - and I've got no real frame of reference - I've got to ask what is so terrible about the stock O brakes that Orbeas come with (mine included)?Well I said I was not doing anything else but I lied!
I detest these house brakes on the bike so I ordered the current model Force brakes; Force rear WiFli medium cage derailleur and a Force FD as well as Yokozuna Reaction Jet-Lubed full cable kit to compliment the shifter cables and going to redo the brakes when the other components come in.
Done after that unless I can find the Force shifters for a sweeeeeet deal! Then to sell off the Rival components that are still in great shape. Any takers???????
Nothing for the most part. They stop your bike and work but if you ever have used the higher end brakes you get better modulation and they just overall have a better feel to them. Plus the stock O brakes the cam lock is horrible to me and sub-par as much as I take the wheels on and off.I am probably going to regret this - but since I am on my first road bike - and I've got no real frame of reference - I've got to ask what is so terrible about the stock O brakes that Orbeas come with (mine included)?
Hello Gaspasser. The stem is nice isn't it! I bought from a guy on e-bay. I have an extra one that is a 120mm length that is an extra I would sell to you cheaper than what you could buy one from if you need a 120mm one.Awesome looking bike!!!
I just ordered a 2013 Orca Bronze Di2 and was wondering where you bought your CF stem? I would like to put a CF stem, handlebars and seat post on mine.