Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Senior Member BikeArkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    My Bikes
    2007 Tirreno Razza 2000
    Posts
    866
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Does anyone have experience with this bike?

    I stopped by today to see a friend that runs a bike store. First mistake.

    I saw a bike I did not recognize and became interested. Second mistake.

    I bought the bike.

    It is an Orbea Spirit. It was on consignment to the store. The frame had been custom built and just happened to have my body in mind.

    I have never even heard of an Orbea Spirit. I own an Orbea Onix, which is carbon fiber. This steel frame bike just jumped out at me.

    Does anyone have any idea what I bought? Any experience with this bike?

    By the way, it has a Campy system and Mavic Open Pro wheels.
    I started riding my bike to get healthy. Now I try to stay healthy so I can ride my bike.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Nanaimo.B.C. The We't coast of Canada
    Posts
    1,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    this thread is useless without pictures.

  3. #3
    feros ferio John E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
    My Bikes
    1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
    Posts
    14,920
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A high-quality steel frame w/ Campagnolo and Open Pro -- sounds great to me!
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
    Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
    Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

  4. #4
    www.ocrebels.com Rick@OCRR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Whittier, CA
    My Bikes
    GT Edge Titanium, Mercian Vincitore, Masi Gran Criterium, GT Zaskar, Hercules 3-Speed, KHS Flight Team
    Posts
    5,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The low end Orbea used to be sold under the "Zeus" name. Then it was "Zeus by Orbea" so maybe now they've dropped the Zeus name altogether.

    Which is a good idea really, since "Zeus" reminds me of those Spanish Campagnolo knock-off components from the 70's!

    Rick / OCRR

  5. #5
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Only info I can find on it is from Bikepedia, which shows Orbea making 4 different models of the Spirit in only 2005. No other year shows a Spirit model.

    Two of them using Shimano components, and two Campy.

    The Campy ones are:
    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...taur&Type=bike
    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...orus&Type=bike
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

  6. #6
    Old fart JohnDThompson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Appleton WI
    My Bikes
    Several, mostly not name brands.
    Posts
    12,604
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    The low end Orbea used to be sold under the "Zeus" name. Then it was "Zeus by Orbea" so maybe now they've dropped the Zeus name altogether.

    Which is a good idea really, since "Zeus" reminds me of those Spanish Campagnolo knock-off components from the 70's!

    Rick / OCRR
    Orbea is a Spanish manufacturer and bought the "Zeus" name back in the mid-90s. FWIW, Zeus itself started making bicycles and components in 1923, several years before Campagnolo was started. Although many of their later components were closely modeled after Campagnolo's, they also were among the first to use titanium and sealed bearings in bicycle components, so they were more than simply Campy knock-offs.

  7. #7
    Senior Member BikeArkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    My Bikes
    2007 Tirreno Razza 2000
    Posts
    866
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I did get a little more information on the bike today. An Orbea employee special ordered the bike. I got the order number for the frame to be laid up in May of 2007. The dimensions are his only.

    The parts for the bike he also picked. This included some Record, some Chorus and some Centaur.

    Today was the first time I have ridden a Campy bike. Not sure I like it. Ultegra is my pick, but I will try a few more times before deciding about the system.

    Once I finally got the seat adjusted correctly it rode very well. Although it is not a "climber" I did take it up a hill with a bit over 20% just to see. Made it to the top just fine. Of course the 50/34 compact helped.
    I started riding my bike to get healthy. Now I try to stay healthy so I can ride my bike.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Wildwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Seattle area
    Posts
    2,510
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you convert it to ShimaNO, I'd be interested in that old campy stuff.

  9. #9
    Senior Member BikeArkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    My Bikes
    2007 Tirreno Razza 2000
    Posts
    866
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
    If you convert it to ShimaNO, I'd be interested in that old campy stuff.
    Not certain at this time, but possible.
    I started riding my bike to get healthy. Now I try to stay healthy so I can ride my bike.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Wildwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Seattle area
    Posts
    2,510
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have relatives in Pine Bluff to pick it up and save you shipping.

  11. #11
    Senior Member BikeArkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    My Bikes
    2007 Tirreno Razza 2000
    Posts
    866
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
    I have relatives in Pine Bluff to pick it up and save you shipping.
    Now I am more worried about your relatives than my bike!
    I started riding my bike to get healthy. Now I try to stay healthy so I can ride my bike.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •