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    Focus Izalco Di2 Q

    Wondering if a di2 wiz can advise me if I can rig an internal Ultegra 6870 di2 setup in my 2012 focus izalco frame? It uses internal mechanical cables currently. The rear shift cable runs from headtube to chainstay without interruption (not exposed at BB). I'd like to install seat tube battery if possible. Not sure how charging is accomplished w/this setup? Not opposed to drilling a few holes in frame & using grommets were necessary to make it work. Here's a few pics of existing cables & routing. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by farva View Post


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    So is that what the inside of my Izalco looks like? Ouch! I hope you can get your upgrade sorted...I was so glad to get out of the group that came with the bike and back onto Campy.

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    Hmmm...not sure what you're asking. This is just a pic of the bb area & chain rub shield

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    It looks like all of the finish is worn off, next to the chain rings.

    edit - I get it..."reflections".

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    It's just a thin plastic film that's starting to peel off metal chain protector. Prob should have been removed after shipping. The rest is just dirt

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    Charging on the 6870 group is via the junction box under your stem.

    Definitely go for the seatpost battery.

    I think you should be able to install Di2. You may have to enlarge the cable exits at the derailleurs and one of the cable entries on the down tube just behind the head tube.

    Make sure you can run cables through your bottom bracket shell. You need to hook up the other junction box near the BB. It will be almost impossible if you don't have cutouts in the alloy sleeve inside the BB shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colnagoG60 View Post
    It looks like all of the finish is worn off, next to the chain rings.

    edit - I get it..."reflections".
    It took me a while to get it but yeah, reflections. It's just plastic and dirt OP...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinelli 82220 View Post
    Charging on the 6870 group is via the junction box under your stem.

    Definitely go for the seatpost battery.

    I think you should be able to install Di2. You may have to enlarge the cable exits at the derailleurs and one of the cable entries on the down tube just behind the head tube.

    Make sure you can run cables through your bottom bracket shell. You need to hook up the other junction box near the BB. It will be almost impossible if you don't have cutouts in the alloy sleeve inside the BB shell.
    Thanks very helpful. Looks like I need to pull the crank & investigate the bb shell before going any further. Cheers

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    Don't know if Focus made specific framesets, but the 2012 Izalco Team 2.0 came with DA Di2...

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    Focus Izalco is specific mech or electric.

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    ok...so if mine is mech, I can only do externally routed di2? How do u tell a di2 frame from mech frame? Manufacturer has been zero help thus far. I'm seeing 2012 di2 izalcos on ebay but can't determine the difference via auction pics. Thx

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    I think the Izalcos were color coded to its given parts group. If you can find a pic of the Di2 Izalco from '12, you can see if it matches your frame's color scheme.

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    I think you're right. All the di2 izalcos I found on ebay are red/black/white. Mine is blue/black/white. Sounds like I'll need to switch frames for internal di2.

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    Mechanical frames have two inlets on the downtube for derailleur cables.

    Electric frames have one inlet for the Di2 wire.

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    question about Di2

    I know this old post ...
    did you able to Install Di2 on your Focus Izalco .

    I have Focus Izalco Pro 2012 farm - and Like to convert form Mach to Di2

    Tx

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehoodxy View Post
    I know this old post ...
    did you able to Install Di2 on your Focus Izalco .

    I have Focus Izalco Pro 2012 farm - and Like to convert form Mach to Di2

    Tx
    I have both a 2011 Izalco Team mechanical and a 2012 Izalco Pro electronic. You will have a hard time running electronic on a frame made for mechanical...the internal housing guides are closed inside the frame for both front and rear derailleurs. And the electronic frame has a "frame" inside the BB shell that keeps the wires from touching the crank spindle. The electronic frame is also totally open inside so you can pull/access wires.

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