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My 2012 S-Works SL4 Di2 build

Old 07-14-12, 09:15 PM
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My 2012 S-Works SL4 Di2 build

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Frame: 52cm S-Works SL4 FloRed/White
HandleBars: 42cm S-Works Tarmac bend
Bar Tape: Specialized S-Works wrap
Stem: 90mm New S-Works ProSet Stem
Wheels: Roval Fusee SLX
Inner Tubes: Super Light Turbo
Tires: S-Works Turbo w/ BlackBelt protection
Crankset: S-Works FACT carbon
Saddle: Romin Pro, carbon rails
Components: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Chain: KMC X10SL 10 speed Chain Ti Gold

My build threads are pretty short, since I have everything I need to work with. This going to be my first Di2 build, so it might take me a few days to finish. Wish me luck!!





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Old 07-14-12, 09:47 PM
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Where did you get all of this from?
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I HATE YOU! you go through more bikes faster than I can make it through a roll of toilet paper!!!
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Looks like it should be a great build. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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I like it all but I'm not a Roval Wheel fan. But I should go eff myself, enjoy the bike, build it, photograph it, and post it here.

Well done on the Di2.
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Awesome. Great choice in bikes and driveline.
Since your first Di2 build, you may want to consider hiding the battery. There are some good threads on the web as to best practice.
Have fun. Know your gonna love the bike.
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You with another hot bike ? Enjoy !
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Im all done!! Wow, let me tell you, this build was alot easier to do then your tradional mechanical build. What took me the longest was fishing the RD wire from the rear and over the BB and out the bottom hole, Maybe 30 min, had to position the bike where the front of the bike was facing down. I prelabled every wire to eliminate confusion.



I finally see RD Wire!!!



Connected



Down Tube was alot easier for the front wire connector to the Shifters





Battery Wire was simple..



FD was easy as well, may 30 seconds to fish it through.

Wiring all done... Stuffed it back in and installed the BB cable guides.



Installed the Stem, Bars and Shifters and connected front wires to the shifters.



I installed everything else and all the grommets, All done!!


FD


Had to take some photos out because photo limitations per post.

Bedtime, going to test in the morning.

Finished!!!


Here is a video, of the shifting without any adjusting to the front or rear derailleur... this is a second run. had to get someone to hold my iphone for video. It just autotuned itself, freakin amazing..also the FD senses chain rub and it auto trim by itslef! All in All Di2 is fool proof and not having to mess with fiddling with adjustments to the derailleurs is a big bonus. Maybe 3-4 hours on this build and i was taking my time, while I was watching Strikeforce on Showtime.


https://s576.photobucket.com/albums/ss202/booman_13/2012%20SL4/?action=view&current=26acf9a9.mp4

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Old 07-15-12, 11:43 AM
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Few other pics, of the weight and Grommets.

14lbs 5oz!!!



Driveside Grommet plug.



RD



Downtube

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Awesome and great job. Do you ever wonder what the poor people with their pedal force rs2's and sram force MECHANICAL groups are doing in the trailer park!!
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Wow. That's all I've got, just wow.
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Going to Mikes Bikes to get the steerer tube cut.
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Here it is all done, took it for a short ride and rides buttery smooth...





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Perhaps you should opt for battery inserted into the seattube . . .
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hot! nice work!
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Very nice build. You should line up all your sworks goodness for pics.
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The things I would do to that bike if left alone in a room...
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I love the look of white tape. Only downside, it took mine about two weeks to turn to a grayish dirty color
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the FD senses chain rub and it auto trim by itslef!
You and PCad keep saying this, but it's not really true. It doesn't "sense" anything. It just automatically adjusts the front trim based on what gear you're in on the rear. You could take the chain off altogether and the FD would still adjust itself automatically when you shift the RD.

My little service to the cause of accuracy in electronics is done.

Oh, and enjoy the bike
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Let me know how you like those wheels, I was thinking of upgrading my wheelset on my roubaix with these.
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Beautiful bike... Di2 is definitely on my short list for my next major upgrade.
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How well does the white S-works tape clean up? I love the way it looks and would like to try it now that my current tape is getting a bit worn looking. Oh and your builds rock, you dealer must love when you walk in haha!
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
Very nice build. You should line up all your sworks goodness for pics.
Here you go...





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