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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Thanks, I actually dove in and have most of the upgrade completed. I'm waiting for my shifters to arrive (mech shifters were sent to me in a Di2 box!). Drilled out chainstay without issue - it DID require some courage however!

Rather than routing wires through the BB plug, I opened up the existing hole intended for the FD cable - using a diamond bit in my Dremel tool. Worked fabulously - no chipping, lifting or tearing of the carbon. I created a slightly lobed shape (rather than round) so that a connector could pass thru alongside a piece of wire. I ran both the battery and FD wires thru and secured them with zip ties above and below the chain-spotter. A dab of black silicone sealant, and it was near-perfect.

I used wires inn the following lengths: 1000, 600, 300x2. The 1000mm is a bit long for the DT but its easy to stuff excess onto the tube. The others were spot-on for the routing I used.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Now I'm just waiting on my replacement shifters and debating on whether I should order the new four-arm 6800 Ultegra crankset or just keep the 105 unit the bike came with...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:00 pm 
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Nice :) Throw a few pics if you can.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:59 pm 
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I'm not sure of the correct image-posting procedure for this forum, so here are links to a few pics. The wire routing worked fabulously, the silicone isn't as tidy as I would have liked, but it works just fine. Even with crankset out of the way, it's a difficult area to work in.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b590wh5vzikwd ... .35.05.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4m7hcoja28jvn ... .35.27.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m33l9qlged46n ... .35.43.jpg


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:26 pm 
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You can also zip tie the wires to the Chain Catcher.
Also, I don't use zip tie on the battery mount. I just put a piece of handlebar tape under the lowest part of the battery mount. It doesn't rattle.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:43 pm 
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I'm going to change the unsightly black zip-tie for a white one. I didn't have one long enough to reach around the DT. HB tape is a good idea too though... I did put a little back-bend on the battery mount so it made fairly good contact with the DT even before the zip tie.

At any rate, the install went quite nicely (thanks to the write-up and pics found in this thread!) and the Di2 system works GREAT! I'm sold on the technology.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Pitched all "visible" zip ties in favor of a single tie around the chain spotter. Much cleaner.

Haven't noticed any rattling from batt mount. If I do ill stuff a bit of bar wrap in.


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:22 am 
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At some point, I thought I'd try 10mm shorter stem. I had one from Scott lying around, so I put it on and the handlebar is much more "reachable". With that I also noticed that the Ritchey C260 aluminium stem is quite flexy. Now I need something more stiffer. I'm wondering wheter the Ritchey's carbon stems are worth their price.

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:20 am 
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The C260 superlogic seems to be pretty stiff but the price is also high...

Do you really feel it's flexing? I might be look for a zipp combi or swap to 3t.

What is your opinion about the rotor rings?


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 7:23 am 
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Nice ride! How's the stiffness vs comfort?

If you need ceramic bb86 cups, let me know as I got some but then have put my rotor 3d+ on a bb30 frame in the end.


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 5:07 pm 
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I can definitively feel the extra stiffness when sprinting out of saddle. Probably will try the C260 superlogic at some point, but not at the moment. I will have to turn my attention to my Scale mtb, which needs some TLC after those sram parts are failing.
I like the q-rings, but I would say this is a personal matter. I can put out more power using a lower gear vs switching to a higher gear and doing more rpm-s. So they help to hold the lower gear and thus speed. If you're someone whose riding a high cadence, I would say they have little effect.

The Foil frame feels stiff when have 7+ bar in the rear tire and riding on roads that have been surface dressed with chips around 10-14mm. It is quite common here to extend the road surface life in here, because it also gives more grip in snowy conditions. You don't see this type of maintenance in central or southern europe.

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