DI2 and Santa

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by jowwy, 29 Nov 2017.

  1. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Yesterday all my Di2 arrived for my bike - and with a blink of an eye, my mrs whipped it out of sight until the big red man arrives

    does this happen to anyone else??:snowball::snowball:
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  2. confusedcyclist

    confusedcyclist Über Member


    By the time you get it the next model might get released...
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  3. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 20% through Decade 7. Yikes! Moderator

    She did the right thing - it spoils Christmas if you're allowed your presents early. Think of the fun you'll have next month. :smile:

    Happy installing to you. :santa:
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  4. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Only when i was in short trousers:laugh::laugh:
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  5. Fonze

    Fonze Totally obsessive , cool by nature

    Yes !
    I ordered a Sportful bib tight and gloves , she intercepted them from the postie and now wrapped up.
    Shoot !
    Last edited: 29 Nov 2017
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  6. r04DiE

    r04DiE 300km a week through London on a road bike.

    No. Nobody has ever come remotely close to buying me Di2. :cry:
  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Why are people buying Xmas gifts already...it’s not even bloody December!

    What’s wrong with the sram etap?
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  8. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    It don't compare with Di2.:okay: Money wise.
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  9. OP

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    two different bikes vickster............etap is on the cannondale synapse hi mod super bike.........the di2 is going on my Ti crossbike

    and just because its not december doesnt mean you cant go shopping for gifts, if i waited til december i would be a very broke december man
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  10. OP

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    di2 is for the other bike as i wanted a clutched rear derrauiler as it runs a 1x set-up, flatbar with hydraulic discs........with the new etube system now in use, you can match road or climbing shifters with the mtb rear derraulier, therefore allowing to run with 1 climbing shifter, internal battery, display screen and rear mech

    so it will be 40t chainring.........11/40 cassette
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  11. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Land of confusion
    Nah i will not be getting owt , we spend the money on the kids .
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  12. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    But I am a kid, at heart anyway:okay:
  13. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    Mrs P thinks D2 is a performance enhancing drug.Did think about telling her its specialy formulated type of Vigra for cyclists Perhaps I’d better not.
  14. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Land of confusion
    Just had new mech hanger, saddle, hood rubber and insoles out of my payout from RTC , im sorted .
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  15. amasidlover

    amasidlover Veteran

    @jowwy If you don't mind me asking how much did you pay for the Etap and di2 set-ups as upgrades?

    I've been looking at upgrading my TT bike to electronic shifting so I can shift from either aero or base bars.

    SRAM eTap comes in cheaper initially (at about £1100 - £1200) but if I damage a rear derailleur (I had one snap on an MTB years ago) I'd be looking at £400+ to replace it!!

    Di2 comes in at about £1300 - £1400 (including the e-tube ANT+ transmitter/received) - that seems to get that high because its £20 a cable and I appear to need lots... However, if I damage any individual component (derailleur most likely) then I'm 'only' looking at £100-£200 to replace.

    As it stands I think I'll wait, but I can't help feeling I may be missing something in both cases; for eTap is it the case that there is a cheaper way of replacing a broken derailleur? For Di2 have I got too many cables:

    4x 350mm shifter wires
    downtube wire 1000mm
    battery wire 500mm
    Front Derailleur wire 300mm
    Rear Derailleur wire 600mm
    D-Fly cable

    That's about £180 in cables alone!
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