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  • Drilling old Orange 5 for dropper seat post remote
  • Premier Icon ElVino
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    I have which I am very happy for my occasional off road ventures, XC only and wheels never deliberately leave the ground.

    I picked up a 27.2 KS LEV eTENi Integra dropper which I want to an old Orange 5 fit but the frame has no hole for the cable to the remote switch.

    I am going to drill the frame, I’m just trying to decide where. Has anyone done this? Any advice – bit size / type etc.
    Not bothered about warranty issues just want to minimise risk of sudden frame failure. I have searched for forum posts on this and most refer to cutting a slot for a reverb stealth.
    thanks
    EV

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Forgive my possible probable stupidity but isn’t it going to be the same as a slot for the Reverb except being round?

    Premier Icon munrobiker
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    Round doesn’t work as the cable has to be angled to go in. I’ve done it to a frame, just do it where they do it on the new frame. I don’t think they add any reinforcement usually, same as a bottle cage boss hole.

    Premier Icon jam-bo
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    Drill 2 pilot holes, drill 2 bigger holes, file the bit between them out to make a slot. Did it to my pre-stealth bandit 18 months ago and not died yet.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    http://syntace.my1.cc/liteville/pdf/RockShox_Reverb_Stealth_an_Liteville_engl.pdf

    This is a useful guide.

    you may need a slightly smaller hole for the KS as it won;t have the gubbins on the end of the cable outer.

    Premier Icon TheOtherJamie
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    Orange sell the necessary grommets.

    Link

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    Reverb has no gubbins on the end of the cable either, just a bare hose that threads onto a remote.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    depends which end you’re shoving into the hole honourablegeorge 🙂

    Premier Icon thesurfbus
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    I have done it on 2 frames with no ill effects, doing it to another frame today, CRC sell Vitus cable glands that make it look factory.
    One of the frames (carbon) I drilled then elongated a bottle cage boss.

    Premier Icon ElVino
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    Thanks for responses, just purchased the Vitus cable gland, do you glue it in the slot?

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    wwaswas – Member
    depends which end you’re shoving into the hole honourablegeorge

    I always insert in in the traditional fashion before screwing it on. Ahem.

    Premier Icon thesurfbus
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    The Vitus cable gland just pushes in.

    Premier Icon ElVino
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    The Vitus cable gland just pushes in

    Any chance you could send a photo of the finished slot and what size drill bit you used?

    ta
    EV

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Thing about grommets and things is they require a bigger hole. I drilled the smallest hole I could possibly get away with then stuck one of these over the top:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Look-Internal-Brake-Cable-Frame/dp/B00KSF23CA
    And added a wee oring to the cable so I can roll it up to the hole. It’s not sealed but it’s shielded.

    For drilling the hole, one thing is, keep it somewhere easy to work on. With Cy’s help I got an ideal hole position engineering wise for my hemlock, but it was a total bastard to actually drill and tidy the hole, because of the downtube. I realised after that locating it off to one side would have alleviated this. So when/if I do my Dune I’ll do this- and instead of drilling multiple holes etc I hope to pilot it then do a single angled hole the right width, neat and minimal.

    Premier Icon andyg1966
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    Factory ones have the hole on the down tube just in front of the shock. If you can get the cable round the BB, I’d go for a hole there, might be a pain to drill though.

    Premier Icon thesurfbus
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    I had a Canyon Gland spare, the slot was 8mmx28mm, which seems quite big when you are drilling into the frame.

    El Vino – PM me and I will send a photo (otherwise I will forget)

    Premier Icon brennak
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    With Cy’s help I got an ideal hole position engineering wise for my hemlock

    When I asked for advice for my Rocket was told not under any circumstances to put any holes in the frame whatsoever as all kinds of catastropies would befall

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Different frame innit. FWIW that drilled front triangle is one of the few bits of my Hemlock that I never wore out and broke 😆

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