andy2 wrote:I really liked the old bike............
Maybe those brakes will grow on me but what's up with the rear
cable hanger (bolt and stuff) and that cable angle and stuff?
Call me a ignoramus, philistine etc, I just don't see the sex...
Now, I've got it off my chest.
I am 100% with you. I woke up this morning thinking that I loved the look of Version 1.0 much better. Way more sexy. This build is much better from a functional / aero point of view, but the raw sexuality of it is gone. I think what made the other version was the big white Hed logos on the wheels & the white stem with the white hoods. It just tied everything together. No white hoods for Di2 are available though & I thought that the white stem looked out of place. I might try it back out though. Also, the front Stinger 6 still has the logos on it - so I might order some new Hed logos for the H3 rear wheel. That might tighten things up.
The rear cable hanger was a necessary evil for the rear brake - it's the only one that I could find. I tried bending it into an S shape to align the rear cable better, but it didn't work with the 2 pairs of pliers I had at my office. I will buy a couple more & see if using my bench vice helps. Then it will be painted black.