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Old 12-22-09, 01:40 PM
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Does SRM retrofit units to ANT+

Does SRM retrofit wired units to ANT+?

Any idea on cost if so?
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No, they want you to buy a new wireless one for close to 4k. Look on a bright side, you wont' be replacing wire harness every 2 month for 70 bucks because the quality is so poor. I am keeping my fingers crossed for Quark and the new speed play system that is in the works.
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here is a thread about it with some info.

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Old 12-22-09, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
No, they want you to buy a new wireless one for close to 4k. Look on a bright side, you wont' be replacing wire harness every 2 month for 70 bucks because the quality is so poor. I am keeping my fingers crossed for Quark and the new speed play system that is in the works.
Wow you must be pretty hard on your wiring units...two years on the same one with no issues.
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Old 12-22-09, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
Does SRM retrofit wired units to ANT+?
The definitive answer can be had by contacting SRM USA. They will take their sweet sweet time getting back to you (as opposed to Quarq who will practically break your door down trying to respond to any questions that may lead to a sale).

This is how I finally got the straight scoop on only the wireless models will work on the new Treks.
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Old 12-22-09, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Doggus View Post
The definitive answer can be had by contacting SRM USA. They will take their sweet sweet time getting back to you (as opposed to Quarq who will practically break your door down trying to respond to any questions that may lead to a sale).

This is how I finally got the straight scoop on only the wireless models will work on the new Treks.
SRM and CycleOps have a lot more customers than Quarq. They would have to hire full time people just to answer all the emails they get. That's why phone calls work so much better for contacting either.

The wired DA SRMs came out years before the new Mad Ones or most of the other frames with super-massive BBs so maybe your beef should be with Trek.
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Old 12-22-09, 03:36 PM
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Retrofit, no. To the off topic on srm support, they have always responded to a email querstion within hours for me.
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
Wow you must be pretty hard on your wiring units...two years on the same one with no issues.
I am not sure how I can be hard on piece of wire attached to the bike frame by a piece of electrical tape.
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Old 12-22-09, 03:47 PM
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Maybe you should use more than electrical tape to hold it on and it won't break. I hot glue mine in place after I have cut and soldered them together to either run it internal or shorten the harness, never had one fail in over 2 years.
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Them breaking is not an issue.
Cut and solder? That goes way beyond my handy skills. lol Out of curiosity how did you run them internally and on what frame?
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Originally Posted by The_Cretin View Post
SRM and CycleOps have a lot more customers than Quarq. They would have to hire full time people just to answer all the emails they get. That's why phone calls work so much better for contacting either.

The wired DA SRMs came out years before the new Mad Ones or most of the other frames with super-massive BBs so maybe your beef should be with Trek.
Cycleops will get back pretty damn quick too. I have a small sampling of positives there.

My beef happens to be in a feedlot in New Mexico right now, however I have no issues with SRM or Trek. One needs to know compatible devices before donating wads of cash. I went straight to the source and it took a long long long while to get a response. Again there was no beef involved in the communication.
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
Them breaking is not an issue.
Cut and solder? That goes way beyond my handy skills. lol Out of curiosity how did you run them internally and on what frame?
Ran mine internal on both my Dean and my Noah. The only harness failure I had was when I dropped a chain on a sensor and it ripped the wire apart. 3+ years on a half dozen harnesses with no failures.
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Old 12-22-09, 06:52 PM
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I guess I have special touch or just royally suck at installing them. First two stopped picking up speed, with no apparent damage to cables. Last two stopped picking up power. Although there was damage to wire casing on last one. My fault for not checking how LBS ran the cables when they assembled the bike I guess.

I still fail to visualize how it is done internally.
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Old 12-22-09, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
I guess I have special touch or just royally suck at installing them. First two stopped picking up speed, with no apparent damage to cables. Last two stopped picking up power. Although there was damage to wire casing on last one. My fault for not checking how LBS ran the cables when they assembled the bike I guess.

I still fail to visualize how it is done internally.
Ex is going to do this my Ordu so I'll get a first hand view as to how he does it...I'm too chicken to attempt it myself. All of my bikes use electrical tape except for the speed sensor which uses zip ties. I've only had on failure and that was when I tried to push my fork pick up closer to the wheel and I went too far. Ended up ripping it off...obviously not SRM's fault.
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
Ex is going to do this my Ordu so I'll get a first hand view as to how he does it...I'm too chicken to attempt it myself. All of my bikes use electrical tape except for the speed sensor which uses zip ties. I've only had on failure and that was when I tried to push my fork pick up closer to the wheel and I went too far. Ended up ripping it off...obviously not SRM's fault.
Hmmm.... I have a wired powertap and now I'm thinking about trying this on my Transition. Anyone had any trouble re-wiring a pt mount once it's been cut?
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Old pic but you get the idea. That is the srm cable taped to the RD cable going into a P3
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Hmmm.... I have a wired powertap and now I'm thinking about trying this on my Transition. Anyone had any trouble re-wiring a pt mount once it's been cut?
I've done two or three PT harnesses. There are 4 itty bitty wires in there, and it's not the easiest soldering job, but it can be done. I stagger the wire cuts, use very small heat shrink on the individual wires, then larger heat shrink over the whole bundle. No problems in several years of use.
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Originally Posted by Doggus View Post
The definitive answer can be had by contacting SRM USA. They will take their sweet sweet time getting back to you (as opposed to Quarq who will practically break your door down trying to respond to any questions that may lead to a sale).

This is how I finally got the straight scoop on only the wireless models will work on the new Treks.
Doggus haven't you been following the Trek thread in the 41....I would have thought by now you bike would have been on ebay!
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
Doggus haven't you been following the Trek thread in the 41....I would have thought by now you bike would have been on ebay!
I go in the 41 about once a month.

I won't be buying another Trek - ever.

I will go find this thread now.

I still want a Ridley Noah.
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I go in the 41 about once a month.

I won't be buying another Trek - ever.

I will go find this thread now.

I still want a Ridley Noah.
What size do you ride? If it's a small (in Ridley speak thats a 54) Ex will have to be selling one of his some time soon..it's been like 4 months since he bought the last one and it's just about time for him to replace it.
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