Shimano

NEW SHIMANO Di2 Road Groupsets: Dura Ace R9200 & Ultegra R8100 // 12 Speed // Wireless!

After a very long wait, Shimano DuraAce R9200 and Ultegra R8100 12 Speed Wireless road groupsets have finally been announced! In this video I cover all the core details of this long awaited road groupset update from Shimano. There’s a few surprises with this release for rim brake fans!   GPLama Shimano Di2 YouTube Video […]

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Destroying Shimano Di2 Groupset Shifting with a PHONE // Di2 Firmware Recovery

While electronic groupsets have proven to be very robust in the field, they’re not immune to failures or issues on the more technical side of things. In this video I brick/destroy the Shimano Ultegra Di2 RD-8050 rear derailleur with nothing more than the Shimano E-Tube app…. and I go about restoring it back to working […]

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Shimano GRX Power w/ Road Single Side Power Crank

Installing a Shimano LEFT road power meter crank on a Shimano GRX 810 crankset is possible. This video covers the successful hack/bodge and a few things you need to take into account if you’re looking at doing the same. This solution has worked very well as a power meter on the loaner Cervelo Aspero Mrs […]

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Shimano Road Bike Hydraulic Brake Line Shortening

The Giant TCR DISC I’ve had for the last two years has a front brake line that looks like a skipping rope hanging off the front of the bike. It’s way too long. Today I go about fixing this myself armed with the right tools and after watching way too many YouTube videos on hydraulic […]

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Shimano Di2 System Display Unit: Road Bike Install [SC-M9050/M9051/MT800]

The Di2 System Display is a device we’ve seen used on MTB but rarely on a road bike. Since most Di2 components are inter-compatible this display unit works very well on a Di2 road bike too!   Di2 System Display Features: ● Battery level ● Gear position ● Shift mode (Synchronized or Manual) ● FOX […]

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Shimano Di2 Synchro Road Shifting: Details // Configuration // Switching Modes

This video will get you up to speed with Shimano Di2 Synchro Road Bike Shifting. What is is. What you need. How to configure it. How to enable it…. and more!   GPLama Di2 YouTube Video Playlist: https://bit.ly/2R1hsFr

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Cheap Disc Brake Calliper Alignment Tool

If you have disc brakes on your bike you’ve no doubt encountered that “schwing schwing schwing” at some point. It’s stuff of nightmares. When switching Mrs Lama’s disc rotors over to Dura-Ace SM-RT900 I discovered how convenient it is to use a little calliper alignment tool.   Links: Venzo Bike Bicycle Disc Brake Pad & […]

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Installing New Shimano STI Lever Hoods: The Easy Way!

Replacing worn Shimano STI lever hoods is a quick two minute task that can really refresh the front end contact points on a bike. Leaving the bike in the sun (or warming up the hoods with a hair dryer) and using an evaporative hand sanitiser to slip the new hoods on makes this a straightforward […]

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Shimano E-Tube Project Mobile App 4.0.0 Update // New Di2 Firmware Updates

Shimano E-Tube Project had an update this week to 4.0.0 which adds a new user interface and consolidates the Smart Phone and Tablet version into one single app. Links: Shimano E-Tube Project Website: https://bit.ly/3hIny9m BetterShifting Website: https://bettershifting.com/ Di2 ANT/Bluetooth Wireless Module (EW-WU111): https://amzn.to/2VUzAU4 GPLama Shimano Di2 How-To Videos: Di2 Wireless Module Install: https://youtu.be/dDz8TJGDq3U Di2 Climbing […]

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Shimano Di2 Component Updating and Diagnostics // Using E-Tube Project with a Mac

Shimano E-Tube Project is limited to Windows and mobile devices (IOS/Android). If you don’t have access to a Windows PC (or have the Bluetooth module installed) it is possible to run the E-Tube Project for Windows within a virtual machine on a Mac and connect the SM-PCE1 PC Linkage or the SM-BCR2 battery charger via […]

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