OK, so it's all done. I should have went to bed a couple of hours ago as I have meetings early tomorrow morning, but I just HAD to finish. I spent nearly the entire day working on getting this project finished. Now that I am done, there are things that I would have done differently. I learned a LOT during this project & if I was to do it again it would go much faster and it'd be a bit cleaner. The things you learn, eh?
And before anyone says anything about the opaque colored zip ties on the handlebar it's all that I have at my house in that size. The black ones are at my office & will get put on tomorrow morning. I just wanted to get these final pics up tonight.
So on tap for today was just 2 wires - the one to the FD & the one to the shifters. The FD was pretty straight forward & went rather quick. The existing holes for a FD cable were sized perfectly for everything to fit nicely. I will be adding silicone to the hole the cable drops into just to prevent any water from getting on there.
Here's a pic of the cable for the FD.
Then this is where the magic happens.....
Time to start with the pilot hole.
I didn't expect it to be so thick in the spot where I drilled, but it's exactly where the guy at Cervelo told me to do it, so I should have expected it!
Finished product for the shifter cable. Very clean. I will probably zip-tie the cable to the stem, but perhaps not. I like the control box placed on the backside of the handlebar. I haven't seen anyone else place it there, but I like it. It's out of the wind & I can see the lights to tell me when the battery gets low. I can easily push the button too if I need a shifting adjustment with different wheels.
Finished product at the BB.
And for those of you who haven't seen the Victoria thread, here she is (with no rear brake) and loaner red Keo pedals.
Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?