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My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:23 pm
by Johhny Bravo
Hi guys, I'd like to present you my internal DIY Di2 setup

internal battery from ebay
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head tube drilling
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inner chainstays drilling
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dropout drilling
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bottom bracket drilling
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Bike ready! (6.340kg)
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Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:14 pm
by adidavas
nice look except stem :) I want it black in your setup.

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:14 pm
by Weenie

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:51 am
by erikw1968
Looking great.

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:55 am
by cloudnine
Nicely done! :thumbup:

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:04 pm
by 4crosswheels
Hi there,
What battery are you using? what did you use to physically do the drilling?
thanks
Bruce

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:41 pm
by micky
Nice work but as I was very interested in this sort of project myself, it stopped me when I was reading in another WW topic that Scott would be against drilling cause the carbon tubes are too thin. :|

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:09 pm
by Johhny Bravo
4crosswheels wrote:Hi there,
What battery are you using? what did you use to physically do the drilling?
thanks
Bruce


did it with a dremel and the battery is from ebay seller "eapathome", who is a member in this forum

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:12 pm
by Johhny Bravo
micky wrote:Nice work but as I was very interested in this sort of project myself, it stopped me when I was reading in another WW topic that Scott would be against drilling cause the carbon tubes are too thin. :|


that's BS
my previous frame was a FACTORY DRILLED 2009 scott addict R1 - the tubes are exactly the same and the holes are also on the same locations.

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:35 am
by jamesstout
Johhny Bravo wrote:
4crosswheels wrote:Hi there,
What battery are you using? what did you use to physically do the drilling?
thanks
Bruce


did it with a dremel and the battery is from ebay seller "eapathome", who is a member in this forum
a video of the process would have been cool. How inconvenient is charging?

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:59 pm
by Johhny Bravo
it´s CONvenient: the charger that comes with the internal battery charges thru the front wiring harness. You don't need to connect it to battery for charging. Just unplug the head unit cable and plug the charger to the wire.

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:39 pm
by Svetty
Johhny Bravo wrote:
micky wrote:Nice work but as I was very interested in this sort of project myself, it stopped me when I was reading in another WW topic that Scott would be against drilling cause the carbon tubes are too thin. :|


that's BS
my previous frame was a FACTORY DRILLED 2009 scott addict R1 - the tubes are exactly the same and the holes are also on the same locations.


But do they still sell them like that or have they stopped having learned from experience ;)

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:52 pm
by 1spd
I don't have Di2 at all but am just curious if the battery just drops all they way down to the bottom, hangs there, weges some how, stops at the bottle cage bolt area??? Just curious. Looks good though. Nothing like drilling a perfectly nice frame! Well done!

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:10 pm
by Johhny Bravo
Svetty wrote:
Johhny Bravo wrote:
micky wrote:Nice work but as I was very interested in this sort of project myself, it stopped me when I was reading in another WW topic that Scott would be against drilling cause the carbon tubes are too thin. :|


that's BS
my previous frame was a FACTORY DRILLED 2009 scott addict R1 - the tubes are exactly the same and the holes are also on the same locations.


But do they still sell them like that or have they stopped having learned from experience ;)


of course they still sell them like that - but now it's the FO1L version (addict R1 are no longer made)

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:12 pm
by Johhny Bravo
1spd wrote:I don't have Di2 at all but am just curious if the battery just drops all they way down to the bottom, hangs there, weges some how, stops at the bottle cage bolt area??? Just curious. Looks good though. Nothing like drilling a perfectly nice frame! Well done!


i wrapped the battery with rubber (old inner tube) so it fits tight against the inside of the seatpost - this way it doesn't slip up/down.

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:33 am
by tetonrider
excellent work!

what do you do to ensure the wires do not rub on the crank spindle? gravity will want to pull them down a bit. that bend from the downtube wire as it curves up the seat tube is an issue (minor one!) i've had on a similar project i did.

was it difficult to get a dremel inside the bottom bracket? i'd imagine the angles are tight.

thanks for sharing!

Re: My Internal DIY Di2 setup

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:33 am
by Weenie