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Old 06-30-19, 05:03 PM
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Di2 Russian Roulette - any takers?

Any of you played any Di2 Russian Roulette?

I have a 152k bike ride tomorrow and my Di2 is showing a solid red when checking the battery. Part of me wants to charge the battery so I don't get stranded with a fixie for 125k of the 152k ride. Then again, part of me doesn't want to charge the battery until it is closer to being depleted and I think the battery probably has a 152k ride in it...

Ah, the highs and lows of the playing the Di2 battery game...
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Old 06-30-19, 05:06 PM
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It is a lithium battery. It does not need to be run down before charging. Won’t hurt it.
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Old 06-30-19, 05:20 PM
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When the battery runs down your Di2 becomes a single speed, not a fixie.
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Don’t recharge it.
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Old 06-30-19, 06:14 PM
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Don't recharge. One less thing to worry about.
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Old 06-30-19, 06:18 PM
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Change it to friction shifting then there will be no battery worries.
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Old 06-30-19, 06:34 PM
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Why not just recharge? Is it a hassle or something?
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Old 06-30-19, 06:36 PM
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It is charging a battery...not Wall Street finance.
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Old 06-30-19, 06:46 PM
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When I first got mine, I ran it down to see what would happen. Briefly, you have a lot of time. Also the front derailleur fails first, and still gives you ample lead-time.
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Old 06-30-19, 06:48 PM
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The other day I gassed my car up, and I was torn between topping it off to round to the nearest whole dollar amount, or to round to the nearest whole gallon amount. I wound up getting the whole dollar amount while missing the gasoline volume by 0.002 gallon (well within the error of the measuring device). Do I get full anal-retentivity credit?
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
Don't recharge. One less thing to worry about.
Shouldn't that be one fewer thing?
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Old 06-30-19, 06:54 PM
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Why not make it really interesting? Charge the battery... BUT DON’T WEAR ANY SHOES!
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Old 06-30-19, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post

Ah, the highs and lows of the playing the Di2 battery game...
Yeahhhhh, well, it's a "game" of your own making. Just charge it and be done with it. - I charge mine when it gets to about 20% (The XTR's have a strength meter).
--I don't like to play games. ;- )
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Old 06-30-19, 07:22 PM
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For 2 grand the battery should last 20,000 miles
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Old 06-30-19, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
The other day I gassed my car up, and I was torn between topping it off to round to the nearest whole dollar amount, or to round to the nearest whole gallon amount. I wound up getting the whole dollar amount while missing the gasoline volume by 0.002 gallon (well within the error of the measuring device). Do I get full anal-retentivity credit?
But did you at least get the blasted internal cable housing routing done, down to the correct millimeter?
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Old 06-30-19, 08:24 PM
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Make sure your phone has signal.
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Old 06-30-19, 08:47 PM
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Wow this is what Russian roulette has become. Should I load a round into the shooty thing (because the "g" word is controversial) and then spin it or should I just not load the round into the aforementioned device.

Me personally before long rides I will generally just charge my battery either the night before or a few days before just in case. I generally don't run it down or get really worried about it I charge it every so often and everything is fine. I have no real interest in running out of battery so if I feel like well I am going to be riding for a while I will charge it and then no worries.
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Old 06-30-19, 09:37 PM
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I charged mine Friday night while it was flashing green.

No problem whatsoever.


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Old 06-30-19, 10:15 PM
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I think this has been covered before, and I'll repeat myself. Lithium ion batteries should not be run down, that is one way to kill its lifespan. Not sure what you're trying to accomplish.
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Old 06-30-19, 11:03 PM
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I recharge mine when it blinks at half charge. Been using the same battery since 2013. Never has let me down. Why not just charge it? Not worth worrying about.
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Old 07-02-19, 08:49 AM
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Opted not to take the chance of the battery completely dying and charged it up before the big ride.

@wgscott yeah, I've been told/read about how the front derailleur stops first, then you get about 200 shifts before the rear one dies. But rather than risk it, I charged it up. All good.
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Old 07-02-19, 09:44 AM
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I think you should have posted a question about whether you should post a question about charging your Di2 before you started this thread.

Hamlet this is not.
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