Shimano

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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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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Shimano Di2 Upgrade Project: Giant TCR Road Bike Dura-Ace Di2 Conversion

This week I upgraded my older Giant TCR from mechanical Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 to Dura-Ace Di2 9070 (the electronic equivalent). I sourced the groupset from a Facebook ‘Triathlon For Sale’ group for a lot less than retail. This video covers the process I followed for the upgrade. It’s not a full A-to-Z how-to but it’ll […]

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Shimano DuraAce Di2 Upgrade Project: Unboxing // Updating // Di2 Diagnostics [SM-PCE1]

Since upgrading to Shimano Di2 on my main bike, I’ve always wanted the same crisp shifting on my older Giant TCR. This week I picked up a DURA-ACE 9070 Di2 groupset to complete this second upgrade. The 9070 is previous generation, but still fully compatible with current generation Di2. This video is the unboxing, testing, […]

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Shimano Di2 Wireless Module & Climbing Shifter Install // What ALL New Di2 Bike Builds Need!

Last week Mrs Lama (Von) upgraded to a new 2020 Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert Disc with Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070. The shop didn’t have the bar size she wanted so today I’m swapping them out and installing the Di2 Wireless Module and Climbing Shifter in the same configuration I have for my Giant TCR. GPLama […]

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Shimano Di2 Re-Cable Project // Giant TCR Road Bike

Prior to the Festive 500 challenge I completed the re-cabling project I’ve been talking about for a while. This involved removing the Di2 Y-Splitter from the front of the Giant TCR and re-routing the left lever cable internally to the bar-end Di2 Junction A, making things look super-slick and much neater. I took the opportunity to […]

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