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Massim
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I'd love two of the smaller switches, running an ENVE compact 42cm bar so not sure of the length of wire I'll need but planning on running these right towards the end of the bar tape underneath the tops. Let us know how to order and great work!
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geeveetee
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sugarkane wrote:I can make em what ever length you like


What length would you recommend for a sprint shifter, if one wanted to minimize cable looping?
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by BmanX

I am interested in this process.
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geeveetee
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by geeveetee

sugarkane wrote:sorry building the suspense


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small buttons re for the under tape, they need hole punching though.. and the large ones are are the sprinties...

now the plugs are 3d printed

switches are IP67 waterproof rated so they should be hassle free in the rain


Any updates on this, or conversely, has anyone ordered yet? I know there's probably a fair amount of interest.
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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

Waiting for sugarkane's reply after my PM and contact form sent last week...

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by sugarkane

sorry guys i need to line up some UV epoxy just to make sure they are fully waterproof.
i'll order some this weekend and sort out the logistics

if you need a certain length then let me know. if your in another country then mention it in you email.. and the sprinties come as one..
with Etap having 2 is unnecessary and a little dangerous

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by geeveetee

sugarkane wrote:sorry guys i need to line up some UV epoxy just to make sure they are fully waterproof.
i'll order some this weekend and sort out the logistics

if you need a certain length then let me know. if your in another country then mention it in you email.. and the sprinties come as one..
with Etap having 2 is unnecessary and a little dangerous


Sounds good, please keep us posted.

I'd like to add a set of climbing shifters to the back of my Cervelo aero road handlebar, near but not exactly next to the stem (pic below). There's a bit over 1cm of relatively flat space there, and a shortish run to the housing entry port underneath the bar. It seems like using my thumbs to shift from that spot will work best for climbing shifters.

Which of your two shifters would be a better choice? And what is your recommended attachment method for that [admittedly unusual] spot?

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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

I intend to do the same, affixing the small switch button with sugru or something similar. I wouldn't have bar tape over the bar top at all to wrap up the wire but I think if the switch pulls the wire tight it'll be ok. A little sugru along the wire will help too.

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i use m3 double sided tape but they are usually wrapped as well

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so


i have 4 pairs spare not withstanding people who have contacted me already

they are $50 au each and international shipping is $25 with tracking

contact me on Zak@skunkworksbikes.com

first in best dressed..

i can make em any length and you can have either switch type

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by elfuinha

can you post a better final picture for the small ones below the tape, pls

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by geeveetee

sugarkane wrote:so


i have 4 pairs spare not withstanding people who have contacted me already

they are $50 au each and international shipping is $25 with tracking

contact me on Zak@skunkworksbikes.com

first in best dressed..

i can make em any length and you can have either switch type


Apologies if I've missed it, but what are the actual dimensions of both switches?
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by 2old4this

I did a little contraption and connected Shimano's sprinter shifters to the original SRAM blip cable (I just can't stand the size of the original blip switches. It is kind of an expensive solution but works for me.) Buying plugs like @sugarkane did and connecting them to Shimano shifters is a better solution...

Here is a picture of the switches : https://1drv.ms/i/s!AmELerXy0Rtoh9tjmiwKJtQd2_k3cg

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by Kayrehn

Just received a pair of Skunkworks blips from @SugarKane, the whole switch is smaller than the M5 bottle cage bolt I placed here as comparison, the button itself is about 2mm wide only, a pair of it (each 18cm as per my request) weights 3g. WW awesomeness indeed! ImageImage

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by stevec1975

I got mine the other day, slightly lighter (2.8 grams) for a 185mm Length and they work perfectly.

Once installed in the shifter they are a pain to get back out (which is a good thing I suppose), when installed you can barely see them, which is the look I was going for, will update with a pic in the next day or so

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