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Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:32 pm
by jbrandt
Anyone else see the hack Sky did to Froome's Di2 satellite/climbing shifter. Looks pretty clean, less bulky, and there has to be some weight savings. Has anyone on this forum tried this? I might give it a go. http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/photos/pro-bike-chris-froomes-pinarello-dogma-f8/309986

Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:32 pm
by Weenie

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:34 pm
by jbrandt
I also wonder how weather-proof this option is.

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:56 pm
by aaric
Couldn't you just mount a set of sprint shifters in the same area instead? I've also heard some people can reach the sprint buttons in the drops with their pinkies from the tops...

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:06 pm
by mike
it looks like it would not be very weather proof. i use sprint shifters instead. however, the placement of the sprint shifters only allow limited placement due to the length of the wires (use of pinkies or other smaller fingers for shifting versus the thumb)

the climbing shifter provides better placement options.

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:42 pm
by Dammit
I got the climbing/Pave shifter so I could guarantee hitting the button in bulky winter gloves- i.e. that the shifter resembles nothing so more as two doorbells side by side is a positive advantage.

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:14 pm
by TedStriker
Dammit wrote:I got the climbing/Pave shifter so I could guarantee hitting the button in bulky winter gloves- i.e. that the shifter resembles nothing so more as two doorbells side by side is a positive advantage.


Yup!

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:27 am
by NiFTY
Saves 1 gram by removing faceplate and is running a k-edge, the heaviest out front garmin mount? I don't get the sky mechanics.

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:33 am
by grover
His bike is 6.82 with a c35mm front wheel and c50mm rear wheel. Surely on a climbing stage he'll be running c24 front/rear, or at least c35 front/rear. No way he'll run the c50. That change alone will have him under 6.8. There has to be another reason for removing the cover.

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:49 am
by Carrots
aaric wrote:Couldn't you just mount a set of sprint shifters in the same area instead? I've also heard some people can reach the sprint buttons in the drops with their pinkies from the tops...


Friend of mine has this on her Propel. Sprint shifters are glued onto the underside of the flats of the bars. Brilliant idea and location really.


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Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:51 pm
by rma
Carrots wrote:
aaric wrote:Couldn't you just mount a set of sprint shifters in the same area instead? I've also heard some people can reach the sprint buttons in the drops with their pinkies from the tops...


Friend of mine has this on her Propel. Sprint shifters are glued onto the underside of the flats of the bars. Brilliant idea and location really.


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That works and is great (in my opinion). You place the sprint shifters on either side, in a calculated position so that you can shift without even moving your hands.... I might go down that road

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:30 am
by spandexboy817
he must use the k-edge mount because it is so secure and he cannot live without looking at his stem. I hope you are ready to waste/enjoy/laugh for the next 20 minutes of your life. http://chrisfroomelookingatstems.tumblr.com/

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:48 am
by petal666
Do you think lookingatstem and not the road caused his crash the other day?

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:37 am
by RobyDogma
Have done it on my dogma with 7950 di2, works great!


/Roberto
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Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:05 pm
by kode54
that's a better place to put it rather than have climbing and sprinter switches. good tip. plan on moving mine when i redo the handlebar tape.

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:43 am
by 2old4this
I thought I was the only one. :-)
I just hated how bulky was the 600. Removed the faceplate and painted the white plastic with a little black spray paint. I think it even opens up a little space for the garmin's remote :-)

Re: Removing Faceplate from Di2 "Climbing" Shifter

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:43 am
by Weenie