JLam wrote: ↑
Jun 18 2020 3:40pm
barbarossa wrote: ↑
Jun 18 2020 2:13pm
yep, thank you
I was a little annoyed by all that cables and wires.
In fact wiring for the display (Eggrider V2 - but of course the original Bafang display would make no difference, its wire is even a little thinner), throttle and light and brake is hidden. I also have made a special cable for the original Magura motor cutoff plugs that makes out of a thin 2 core cable leaving the stem the 2 connectors for the Magura brake levers (but now I have my Shimano Saints - with one brake pressure motor cutoff switch for the rear brake hidden in the downtube). all original plugs and connectors are still there - I didn't modify the original wiring harness and I didn't solder the original wiring harness. but hidden in the fork.
My Frey AM1000 even looks a little cleaner because it has no dropper seatpost cable.
anyways. I routed all plugs & wires through the front fork and promax stem (had to modify it a little). original promax stem is perfect for the modification.
Main wire is leaving the downtube and then disappears in the fork
That's amazing, just ordered one of those expanders! I tidied up my wiring as much as I could already, have a 500C display and a throttle hidden in the frame operated by a left hand XT shifter, so was already much better than stock, but this is so much neater again.
I imagine it looks even better on the AM1000 with the downtube cable entry at the bottom closer to the forks.
Any pictures of that Magura cable you made? And do all the connectors reach into the steerer tube, or is the main cable routed through the steerer tube and all the connections made in the stem?
I think you are right. if I think about it the Frey AM1000 really looks a little smarter.
but hey, you also did a lot for a "smarter look"
some AM1000 photos
anyways, that is the cable:
light cable = goes straight from the motor to the stem and is connected by JST plug to the light. I used a thinner cable (replaced original cable).
throttle & display cable : are connected in steerer tube with main harness
brake wire : the 2 core cable (GND + signal) is connected with 1 HIGO plug in the steerer tube with main harness. this cable (only around 10-15cm) ends in the stem. In stem it is connected to the brake cable (by my self made cable) .
what I had to buy: JST connectors (take much less space than HIGO), HIGO-Plugs (aliexpress, 2x HIGO extension cables), 2x core wire for light and brake cutoff (3 meter). and of course I needed some solder
so I am a little more flexible with lights and brake sensors.
for all modifications I used a dremel.
be sure to make the hole of SuperNova Expander a little bigger.
I also "dremeled"/grinded the stem to make the hole a little bigger (around 2-3mm). And I made a little more space at the down side of the stem being able to route the cables out of the stem.
After I modified the stem and expander I had to find the right headset spacer combination - not too high and also not to low - my cables should go through the hole without squeezing but of course stem has to have enough area to squeeze the steerer tube. but in the end the modification worked for my 2 bikes without any problems.
no sharp edges for the cables of course (sand paper).