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Shimano cordless FlightDeck install question.
I'm just finishing up my new roadbike and I'm assembling the Dura-Ace 7703 brifters to the handlebars on my Flyte SRS-3 that I just bought last week. I've got the hoods rolled back slightly and I'm finished installing the brake cables and housings including the flexible "outer guide" thingy which is taped with scotch tape right now. I'm basically ready for the handlebar tape.
Here's my question: Since I plan to use a Shimano Flightdeck (cordless model), but I haven't bought it yet, should I wait til I have the Flightdeck and install it before I install the handlebar tape? If I install the handlebar tape now and order the Flightdeck later, is it going to be more of a pain?
I'm eager to finish this project but short on funds for a couple of weeks. I have my perfectly reliable regular old road bike that I can ride right now.
Thanks for any tips on the Flightdeck and installing one.
P.S. Since I'll be using the Flightdeck which displays the gear is it redundant to use the inline optical gear indicator thing?
Thanks again experts.