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Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby Ross » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:56 pm

Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame? Specifically Azzuri Forza.

I want Ui2 group and buying a complete bike and swapping the bits and reselling the donor bike seems to be the cheapest way of doing it. I'd prefer not to do it this way but I don't really see an alternative. Not interested in keeping the Azzuri.

Alternative is to sell the Azzuri without groupset but I can't see anyone being interested in that as it will cost more than what the bike costs new to buy groupset. Maybe someone wants some art for their wall?!
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby RonK » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:53 pm

I doubt it - it probably won't have the necessary cable mounts if it has internal wiring.
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby Reman » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:13 pm

Merlin have Ultegra Di2 for a touch under 1.5k.
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby ratter » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:11 pm

I'm sure some of the carbon bike repairers could add the necessary mounts for the cables etc, a phone call may give you an answer
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby Ross » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:31 pm

ratter wrote:I'm sure some of the carbon bike repairers could add the necessary mounts for the cables etc, a phone call may give you an answer


It wouldm't be worth it.
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby Ross » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:48 pm

Reman wrote:Merlin have Ultegra Di2 for a touch under 1.5k.


I think they are currently out of stock anyway. Price would work out to be over $1800 once you add GST, duty and freight. still cheaper and less hassle I guess than buying a complete bike and swapping/pirating the parts I want.
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby dude18 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:21 pm

I believe the giant tcr advanced 0 has a frame which has internal cable routing. From.what I understood, it is the same frame that they use for the mechanical versions of the tcr, just different colour.
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby Xplora » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:58 pm

Depends on the frame. Cables for gears require some specific attention to ensure lack of friction etc. It is NOT a given that your Di2 frame could take cables like that... that said, you could easily go the other way.
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby danny the boy » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:22 pm

dude18 wrote:I believe the giant tcr advanced 0 has a frame which has internal cable routing. From.what I understood, it is the same frame that they use for the mechanical versions of the tcr, just different colour.



Yeah this correct, it has the mounts under the bottom bracket and plugs on the front of the head tube.
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby Reman » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:46 am

Ross wrote:
Reman wrote:Merlin have Ultegra Di2 for a touch under 1.5k.


I think they are currently out of stock anyway. Price would work out to be over $1800 once you add GST, duty and freight. still cheaper and less hassle I guess than buying a complete bike and swapping/pirating the parts I want.


When I had a look they were only out of stock of particular chain set and cassette combinations.
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby __PG__ » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:47 pm

Cecil Walker have the groupset for $1,749 with free shipping in Australia.
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby twizzle » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:25 pm

__PG__ wrote:Cecil Walker have the groupset for $1,749 with free shipping in Australia.


Bargin, I'll take two! :roll: :lol:
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby jasonc » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:30 pm

twizzle wrote:
__PG__ wrote:Cecil Walker have the groupset for $1,749 with free shipping in Australia.


Bargin, I'll take two! :roll: :lol:


just watch out for the "Elglish" BB
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Re: Can you fit mechanical group on Di2 specific frame?

Postby Ross » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:25 pm

twizzle wrote:
__PG__ wrote:Cecil Walker have the groupset for $1,749 with free shipping in Australia.


Bargin, I'll take two! :roll: :lol:


It actually works out cheaper than buying from o/s once you add duty and GST
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