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  • monkeyboyjc
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    Low risk area to drill and very low risk of cracking or breaking as a result – Some manufacturers (non mainstream) even have a how too on there websites on how to drill there older frames.

    Oh and yes I’ve done mine.

    monkeyboyjc
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    Low risk area to drill and very low risk of cracking or breaking as a result – Some manufacturers (non mainstream) even have a how too on there websites on how to drill there older frames.

    I’ve not seen a single Internet post of someones frame failing due to a correctly done home drilling for a stealth dropper.

    Oh and yes I’ve done mine.

    pondy
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    plan to drill my old hemlock frame for a stealth dropper,my only concern is longevity of drilling a hole in the frame. a search comes up with lots od how too’s etc, no one has s ever mentioned of frames cracking which i can see, which must be a good thing, i dont really want my frame to crack after doing this mod, has anyone ever had an issue after?

    Premier Icon kayla1
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    I drilled OH’s old Commie Meta 4X and it hasn’t broken. Yet… 😆

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Done it on 2 steel frames. Not a sausage.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    I’ve drilled a sausage for a dropper post so it seems we have most bases covered now.

    Premier Icon schmiken
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    Did it on my Inbred, no issues.

    Saccades
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    Drilled my carbon frame in the downtube and it’s fine ~3 years later.

    And the fork is too long and I’m a fat knacker.

    Premier Icon luket
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    Have been considering drilling my Hemlock too. I’d love to get a post in with more drop but with short legs my options are limited to stealth ones.

    There’s a little info on here re drilling a Hemlock but I haven’t seen any pics. Could you link to whatever you’ve seen on the subject?

    pondy
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    another hemlock rider! I’ve a picture of a member bike with stealth routing, is the email address in your profile correct,. cc? ill send it over if so. this member had no issues with it

    i also emailed cy, he said it wouldn’t be an issue but steel frames is a no and needs reinforcement. he stated to drill an 8mm hole 100mm above the center of the bb

    Drilling the Hemlock should be very similar to drilling a Turner. Stay away from welds and don’t go too close to the BB area:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/turner/stealth-mod-drilling-holes-your-alloy-frame-917427.html

    Premier Icon luket
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    Thanks. Most kind. That email address is right.

    I had been thinking it may be easier and make for nicer cable routing to drill slightly to the non-drive side. But it sounds like maybe this is weaker.

    I have my eyes on the Bikeyoke Revolve seat post. 160mm of drop in a remarkable short saddle to collar measurement. Pricey though so I was waiting to see whether one of my Reverbs develops more up-down play so I could at least have the excuse of avoiding a necessary service cost by replacing it.

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    pondy – Member

    another hemlock rider! I’ve a picture of a member bike with stealth routing, is the email address in your profile correct,. cc? ill send it over if so. this member had no issues with it

    Probably me 🙂 Orange one?

    Premier Icon luket
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    Looks lovely your orange one…

    Where did you get the rubber cable grommet from, Northwind?

    Premier Icon mucker
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    Or, what about the Magura Vyron wireless dropper, got one on my Mk1 Switchback and love it.

    drilled my bandit 29er…. still not died.

    poah
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    KS lev DX or fox transfer external then you don’t have to drill or have a moving cable

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    luket – Member

    Where did you get the rubber cable grommet from, Northwind?

    It’s actually just a plastic external one glued on, I just got it from ebay- I didn’t want a push-fitting rubber grommet as you need a bigger hole and I figure you want the hole as small and neat as possible.

    Stevet1
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    Drilled my carbon frame in the downtube and it’s fine ~3 years later.

    😯

    poah
    Member

    I figure you want the hole as small and neat as possible

    yeah but three kids later ……

    Saccades
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    Stevet1 – Member
    Drilled my carbon frame in the downtube and it’s fine ~3 years later.

    And first trial of Photobucket replacement…

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    JackHammer
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    Sorry for the thread resurrection, but are people using thing like these to protect frames/cables when they’ve drilled holes in frames?

    I’m wondering if sugru would be better?

    Hob Nob
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    Yep – I got some in Halfords. They were a total sh*t to fit though.

    JackHammer
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    Were they in the bikehut bit or the wall of car spares?

    Hob Nob
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    Car – in the electrical bits section.

    JackHammer
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    Thank you, will pop there this evening.

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