Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

Retrofit Di2 to Look 595

Notices
Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Retrofit Di2 to Look 595

Old 07-08-17, 02:23 PM
  #1  
Gee3
Senior Moment Member
Thread Starter
 
Gee3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Daly City, CA
Posts: 1,362

Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite Double & 2008 Look 555

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Retrofit Di2 to Look 595

I'm sure this has been discussed many times but I'm old and my search skills suck! I even tried to Google this but there was very little I could find.

I wanted to know if it was possible to fit the Di2 cables through the factory internal cable guides on the downtube of the 595. From the looks of it one would have to remove the cable stops and drill the holes a bit larger so the end of the Di2 cable could slide through. Has anyone successfully attempted this? Was it difficult to push the cable through to the other end? (The other opening doesn't go all the way to the BB. It opens up about 3/4 of the way down the downtube.) I've seen it done on other carbon bikes so it looks possible. Just not sure if it's been done on the 595.

Just trying to check if it's possible instead of installing it externally. If so, does anyone have instructions how they did it or a link to a video? Or am I relegated to installing it externally like I have on my 555?

Thanks in advance!
Gary
Gee3 is offline  
Old 07-11-17, 03:57 AM
  #2  
blakcloud 
Senior Member
 
blakcloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 2,567

Bikes: Trek Domane SL7, Rivendell Sam Hillborne, Winter Cycles flat bar road bike, Brompton S/M3L (modified)

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 597 Post(s)
Liked 327 Times in 210 Posts
Watch the two videos and see if they help. Unfortunately one is in Japanese and the other French but you may still be able to view how the cables are run. I also watched a video that show drilling a hole in a carbon fiber Giant.


blakcloud is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Caliper
Road Cycling
0
05-23-19 04:55 PM
LuMax
Bicycle Mechanics
4
01-31-19 02:26 PM
Barrettscv
Bicycle Mechanics
11
10-16-18 01:30 PM
fimpson
Bicycle Mechanics
6
10-19-15 08:46 AM
Soundtallica
Bicycle Mechanics
4
10-07-15 01:37 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.