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Taking my Di2 Internal, and the trip to Colorado, FINISHED!

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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby Ypsylon » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:42 am

But how do you connect the FD and RD to the wire?
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby Juanmoretime » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:14 am

Whoa, I'm glad I opened this and didn't see pictures of wires hanging out your backside! :applause:
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby BMANX » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:55 pm

By backside you mean A$$ right. That would actually be funny.
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby pritchet74 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:50 pm

Wow, now that you mention it I'm surprised nobody mentioned that earlier! Ha!
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby dunlinii » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:17 pm

dunlinii wrote:You know all this cool technology talk really makes me want Di2 :(


On second thoughts, having destroyed my RD today, maybe Di2 isn't such a good thing?

And on a side note, thats one nasty image :vomit:
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby pritchet74 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:03 am

Andy - I didn't say it'd be easy, but that it could be done. :wink:
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby pritchet74 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:58 pm

OK, so I had my first problem with Di2 yesterday. When I started this project I had the brilliant idea that since I was shrink wrapping each wire together & then shrink wrapping all 4 wires together than I didn't need to solder the wires - that twisting them together would be enough. Well, at the start of yesterday's ride I couldn't get the RD to shift. Then I got off the bike & tapped the buttons & it worked find. I got back on the bike & it didn't work. Got off & it did. I shook the connection of the wire to the RD & then got back on & it worked fine. During the 1 hour ride that followed over rolling terrian with tons of shifting it worked fine, but I will be re-doing that wire to solder the connections when I re-do the rest of the wires.

I had hoped to have them all done by now, but I had an insane week at work this last week & just didn't have the time.
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby andy2 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:20 pm

Jeesz Jeff- C'mon, you need to twist & solder, then heatshrink over the joint + a longer heatshrink on top of that = double insulation.

Get on with it man!

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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby pritchet74 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:25 pm

Ya, I know. Someone told me this short-cut method would be OK though & I went with it. Strange that it didn't work, worked, didn't work, then worked though. Damn electric connections.....
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby andy2 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:33 pm

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Strange that it didn't work, worked, didn't work, then worked though. Damn electric connections.....


That's sounds like the definition of a crappy electrical connection..
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby dunlinii » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:58 pm

Man no offence, but I can't believe you though just twisting it would hold :lol:
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby pritchet74 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:34 pm

Hey - we all have our moments, eh? :impish:
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby allerge99 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:22 am

You need some of these guys solder sleeves.
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby pritchet74 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:01 am

Those are SWEET!
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Re: Taking my Di2 Internal

Postby Ypsylon » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:07 am

pritchet74 wrote:Andy - I didn't say it'd be easy, but that it could be done. :wink:


Do you have a general idea how to aproach that?
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