Sunday, 21 July 2013

Shimano Ultegra Di2

So its been a while since I posted and suffice to say the workshop has been flat out since March with not enough hours in the day to cope with customer demand. Dont think for one moment that I'm complaining, its wonderful to see this little business begin to grow and I guess I must be doing something right. I also want to let you know about some work we're doing with the London Cycling campaign  and Lewisham Council but more of that later. This post is about Shimano's Di2 Ultegra group set.
A customer wanted me to fit the Di2 group set to a Giant Defy advanced. The bike in question was a 2012 model set up for Di2 but not fitted (its fitted as standard to the 2013 model). It has internal routing for all the cables with the battery mount under the left hand chain stay. I have to say its all very neat and tidy and works a treat, the customers first ride confirmed that and he was very pleased. Anyway here are some photos illustrating the set up.

Giant Defy Advanced stripped and ready for the new group set

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Group set

Battery holder mounted to lefthand chain stay

Internal wiring junction box 

Rear mech

front mech

Front mech control wire entering the frame

Battery mount 

Exit hole for the wire that connects to the  adjuster and front controls 

Rear mech

Battery mounted into holder

 Gear adjuster for the rear mech

The completed build with Ultegra Di2 group set.