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  • mr-marty-martin

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    21 February 2009 at 5:18 pm

    with all my bikes i drill a little hole in the bottom of the frame (were the bottom bracket go’s in)

    we do it to let all the water run out, and keeps the bb in slightly better nick…

    most of the road racers do round here, although the guys with carbon frames tend not to, as they cost loads and it will probalys void the warrenty

  • Steve Kish

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    21 February 2009 at 6:52 pm

    One of my earlier ‘SHORTER’ frames had a cut-out of about 35mm x 25mm in the bracket and a piece of gaffa tape over it. Made it lighter in apart where it didn’t matter and made servicing the bearings dead simple – just take the tape off and get a grease gun with a flexible nozzle up to the inside of the cups!

    Sadly the frame died in about 1983 – here’s a piccy of it – note the short path of the seat stays; very radical in those days:-

  • HarryB

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 8:29 pm

    the guys with carbon frames tend not to, as they cost loads and it will probalys void the warrenty

    Probably the reason they don’t drill holes in the carbon is because they already have holes

  • mr-marty-martin

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    21 February 2009 at 8:51 pm

    not all of them harry….

  • Richard A Thackeray

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    21 February 2009 at 10:11 pm

    with all my bikes i drill a little hole in the bottom of the frame (were the bottom bracket go’s in)

    My Pace had a grease nipple there & therefore a sealed B/B shell

    we do it to let all the water run out, and keeps the bb in slightly better nick..

    Most(?) bikes with a rivetted on cable-guide under the bottom-bracket shell will allow the water to leach out.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 10:20 pm

    im not sure on that one

    wouldnt it leave a stupadly small hole that would get blocked within a few miles of dirt of the road

    a mean ours arnt big holes we put in, rather small and every so often you need to unblock it…

  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 10:38 pm

    wouldnt it leave a stupadly small hole that would get blocked within a few miles of dirt of the road

    Not really an issue when the bike’s got mud-guards, but a quick poke with a spoke, or nail made sure it was clear.

    Having said that, the B/B on the Dyna-Tech has never been touched since it was fitted!!!, it’s never needed any attention, & is as smooth as the day I first took it from the supplying shop

    (don’t forget it’s over 14 years old too!!)

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 10:40 pm

    bet it’ll be a bugger to get out 😛

    but you can allways get them out………….with a blow torch 😛

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