from a previous thread, i got sick of trying to source parts to build a SS so i went ahead and ordered an orange clockwork to commute on. it came last nite and i put it together.
overall quality: good, the frame is solid, wheels were true and tensioned, BB tight, and chainline straight.
stem: very cheap alu. piece. i felt the threads desperately trying to strip as i tightened the bars on. this will definitely be replaced soon, just has a cheap feel/look to it, and i honestly dont trust it to put my full weight on.
bars: also cheaply made, they dont have a great feel to them, but they are adequate and will suffice for now.
brakes: tektro brakes - IMO terrible. there is a ton of flex in them, once they grab the rim you can flex the hell out of the metal, resulting in a very "spongy" feel compared to other caliper brakes i have experience with. i will be replacing the front brake with an ultegra for about $40, which should be money well spent.
crank: cheap look to it, though i'm sure it will be sufficient.
seatpost: ehh, its aluminum and it holds the saddle, it is what it is.
pedals : no comment, i am using my eggbeaters on this bike
saddle : no comment, i have a selle i bought specifically for this bike to commute with.
overall i am happy with the bike. its solid, and after replacing the stem (its a little too short anyway) and the front brake, i think this bike will provide many trouble free miles, and give me some fun in the process.