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my new budget bike build thread (orbea starship/soul 4.0/campy veloce)

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my new budget bike build thread (orbea starship/soul 4.0/campy veloce)

Old 07-14-09, 12:08 AM
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my new budget bike build thread (orbea starship/soul 4.0/campy veloce)

So as I've started racing and piling the miles on, I've decided to upgrade from my target bike. Moreso out of a desire to treat myself as opposed to the bike holding me back. But like all thing in life, I had to do it on a budget. All in, this build clocked in around 1100-1200. Some classifieds, some ribble, some odds and ends. Labor by me, almost all done, just need to stop by the LBS tomorrow to get the chain put on and tighten down the ultra torque cups all the way. The crank is just slipped in for the pic. And of course, dial the fit. I also OCD weighed a lot of the stuff as I built it.

Build list:
Orbea Starship frame 56cm (1235 g)
Orbea Zeus full carbon fork (355 g)
Soul 4.0 wheels with bigger 3.5mm spokes and velo plugs (1796 g)
Vittoria Rubino pro (230 g x2)
Deda Newton Shallow bars (251 g)
Deda Newton stem (173 g)
Deda Magic Stick seatpost (289 g)
Nashbar Race saddle (204 g)
Campy veloce skeleton brakes (355 g)
Campy veloce ultra-torque compact crankset (852 g)
Campy veloce ultra shift levers (didnt weigh)

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Old 07-14-09, 12:15 AM
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Dayum. Looks awesome.

You have a total weight?
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Old 07-14-09, 12:16 AM
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awesome build man. love the wheels
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Crikey, that frame is sooo ugly that I think I like it.

Nice choice of parts.

How budget was "budget"?

Is it really called a "Starship"? that's almost as stupid a name as my bmc "Streefire"
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Old 07-14-09, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by rollin View Post
Crikey, that frame is sooo ugly that I think I like it.

Nice choice of parts.

How budget was "budget"?

Is it really called a "Starship"? that's almost as stupid a name as my bmc "Streefire"
1100-1200 or so. Budget for the road world, sadly. I'll hang it on a fish scale when its all said and done, it wasn't a weight weenie build, I'd figure I'd weigh it while it's apart.

Some of Orbea's literature call it the Starship, some don't. It's called that because it uses Columbus Starship tubing, which at the time (maybe still), was the lightest tubing they made. The first bike they built with this tubing was just called the Team Euskatel. So the frame has a genuine Protour/ TdF lineage, which means it more then enough for me. Ever.
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Old 07-14-09, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by rollin View Post
crikey, that frame is sooo ugly that i think i like it.
+1
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Old 07-14-09, 09:33 AM
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I like. I'm ready for you to be finished already.
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Old 07-14-09, 09:36 AM
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I am too, but have to go out with the woman today and tomorrow. Sigh. Gorgeous out. I also need to get a cut off disc to cut my housings down.
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wow, that is a beautiful build. good work.

thats a pretty reasonable price range too.
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Old 07-14-09, 11:01 AM
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Nice looking race machine at a very reasonable price point. Nice work. I am sure that it will be better than the Forge.
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Looks awesome man congrats! I'm sure it's going to be a huge upgrade from the Target bike.

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So this build ran you approximately $1200 if I'm reading this correctly?
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Goes to show what a little knowledge and labor can do to save a ton of dough. Great job.
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obviously your grandparents don't mind you putting your bike on their nice white couch??
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Personally, I'm jealous of the name "Starship". Congrats!
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Bike looks great! Very nice build
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Whew that frame!
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Nice job. I think this is the same build I am going to do except with Soul 2.0s and an ADK/Planet X frame.
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all done.










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Are you Italian? Because that plastic wrapping on your couch my give it away /stereotype off

Apart from that, brilliant job! Those rims look great. Well done!

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