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2012 Ridley Damocles RS
2012 Dekerf Team SST
Where did you buy your Ring-Go-Star and for how much?
Any tips on the internal cable routing? What method did you use? Any unexpected hiccups?
Did you have any problems with keeping the seatpost in place, did it tend to move?
Any more pics of the cable routing near the crank? The hole where the Di2 battery cable goes in--it only serves a purpose if you're using Di2, correct?
I had the ring-o-star in my parts box. It's not bad, but I plan to look for a more traditional expander plug when I get back.
For the internal routing, it wasn't too difficult. The rear brake was the hardest. I routed the inner wire from the front of the bike, through the frame, and out the back. Then I pushed the housing through from the rear using the inner wire to guide it. The holes for the brake cable were a little rough resulting in some gouges in the housing. Not a big deal with black housing. It took time and patience, but wasn't a nightmare.
The holes for the internal wiring were much better. And the holes machined into the bottom bracket junction were huge. You are correct that the battery wire hole is superfluous if not using an external battery... as is the battery mounting hardware. There is a separate routing hole for the front derailleur if you are using mechanical, so you wind up with two unused holes if you're going that route. However, plugs are available, or you can just cover with a small piece of black tape.
The first seatpost I tried (Ritchey alloy, 27.2) slipped no matter how much I tightened the clamp. The second post I tried (BBB Carbon, 27.2) did not slip at all. Obviously there is some variance between manufacturers of seatposts. Regardless, I recommend some carbon fixing paste.
I'm no pro photographer, but I took this shots at the request of Giro. My wife won a contest for their Women's Series Gear Makeover and received a new helmet, shoes, gloves, and socks. This is her "take the kids to school, get some exercise, and bring home the groceries" getup. She was really pleased to have been selected by Giro for this prize and loves the ladies gear they provided her. I think she was equally pleased that they had a colorway to match the bike.
how does your wife like it so far? is the frame stiff and good for climbs? thanks..
My wife loves the bike. It's the first real "high-end" bike she's ever had. She came from a Klein Aura V softail. So this is much lighter and stiffer. But she says it feels faster. We're currently in the Netherlands so no real climbin experience with the bike. But I suspect it would be good on climbs as well.
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