- Drilling a carbon frame – will I die?
I’m thinking of fitting a dropper post to a carbon bike and don’t see why I can’t drill a hole in the seat tube to fit a stealth reverb. If I make a nice clean hole it will be fine, won’t it? Or am I going to leave this world with a shard of carbon up my arse?Posted 5 years ago
I suspect you shouldn’t do it, and if you can, you’ll need to use the right method so-as not to bugger the laminate up.
Ask the manufacturer.Posted 5 years ago
No manufacturer would ever say anything but no to a stupid idea like this 🙂 It’s an on-one whippet so nothing precious but I’d rather not destroy it. I would also rather not have a flappy hose. I’m feeling lucky so will most likely just do it.Posted 5 years ago
A lightweight frame? No. All to hide a cable? Brant will know.Posted 5 years ago
ks lev?Posted 5 years ago
Yes, you may well be in luck – if Brant designed it, he might be able to help you.
“BRANT. BRANT. BRANT!”Posted 5 years ago
I’d be happy having an extra hole in a carbon frame. It’s getting it there that might be tricky. I’d want something hard up behind the work piece to reduce any chance of delamination.Posted 5 years ago
What are you riding that suits a whippet (nice and light) and requires a slidey seat post (heavy)?Posted 5 years ago
Precisely what I was thinking, whats wrong with positioning a clamped post to suit xc riding!?Posted 5 years ago
I don’t ride anything that needs an uppy downy post, as an old school XC type I’ve always dismissed them too. I just fancy giving one a go in case I like it. Truth is I’ve always found it weird trying to ride with my seat post down but I’m so fussy over the height I’ve rarely given it a go.Posted 5 years ago
Brant will know
He wouldn’t have if you hadn’t mentioned his name 🙂Posted 5 years ago
I didn’t design the whippet. Sorry.Posted 5 years ago
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