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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Finally received my ViAS 2017 clip-on aero bars for the bike. Looking at options to mount a remote shifter out front. The bars have two cable guides internally routed (just a short distance of course) but it's not really obvious what and where I could mount a shifter up there. The profile of the hand-rail is mainly square also. I could 3D print an adapter to give me a round clamping surface but a climbers shifter would look pretty ugly I would think!?

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Mike.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:30 pm 
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Oh - and one more thing - the bike has 6880 hydro brakes so there's just one port on the hoods - not two. Does this limit the choice of "remote" being those that support plugging directly into Junction-A and not having to go to the corresponding brake-shifter?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:37 am 
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OK got this done. Pics show pretty much the only place this remote switch is going to work. Excuse the wrap job (talk about sharp angles and profile changes!!)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:02 am 
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Can't you attach two very small Shimano sprint shifters under your tape (one for each hand), and run the wire underneath the clip-on ? (or drill a small hole if you want the cable to be hidden) ?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:25 am 
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Warx, gut the shifter and either just mount the electronics pack with a couple of plastic discs a la team sky. http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pho ... -f8/309986
or open up the electronics pack and run wires off it to remote switches. i've run 4 switches of one module with no issues,
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=140272
or if you want a really pro look gut the electronics pack and link it up to some of the old 7970 pre E-tube Durace Di2 sprint shifter switches, you can get these pretty cheap now.


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Is the clip-on specific to the Vias proprietary stem ? Or can you use it also on a normal stem / normal handlebar setup ?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:02 am 
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I guess if the stem had a very similar profile (rounded corners square) it would fit. There's rubber/TPU parts top and bottom that grip the stem to that could be re-shaped as well.


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