- So who's drilled their frame?
Ive just bought a dropper post for my enduro frame and there isn’t really a good run for the cable to go. Thinking of drilling a small hole to run the cable through. Any one done this? Anyone done it and died straight after?Posted 3 years ago
Frame is pretty much like this, so where would you drill it?
I would drill a hole below the U in Enduro then near the O in Pro. it will be fine. do it with a pilot drill then use the correct size drill bit and go in diagonal. with one of these Drill bit
Just remember the cable will drop when the post goes down.
A frame that thick will be fine.Posted 3 years agospooky_b329Member
Its bad enough with the dropper cable zip tied when you want to remove the post, I wouldn’t drill it.
Run it down the downtube with the other cables, if your OCD can’t deal with a nice big loop up to the post, how about down the downtime, at the Sp of Specialized, bring it onto the seat mast and use a sticky cable mount (or epoxy one on) to keep it snug to the frame.Posted 3 years agotomasoSubscriber
I was in a shop yesterday asking about dropper post routing. The shop assistant advised that it only had routing for a Specialized Command Post internally but someone at Specialized had said to him it was OK to drill lower down the seat post tube.
I was quite surprised!Posted 3 years agocoatesyMember
Just so you’re aware of things that may go wrong, we’ve got a fairly heavy commuter frame from a large and well respected manufacturer sitting in our scrap bin due to having a crack nearly all the way around the base of the seat tube, having started at the hole drilled for a mudguard boss.If you have to drill, it may be worth finishing off with a reamer, apparently they do it in the aircraft industry to help prevent cracks starting.Posted 3 years agoidiotdogbrainMember
You don’t have OCD – tyre logos aren’t lined up with the valves, you didn’t put the cranks and pedals level for the pic, you haven’t re-painted your forks and cranks black to match your seatpost and stem, you’re missing your bar plugs, and hell – your saddle and grips don’t even match..!
OCD my arse, just run the cable along the top tube.Posted 3 years ago
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