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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:51 am 
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has anyone done this successfully?

its has bottle cage fixings on the underside of the down tube near the bottom bracket it should be possible to fit a cable through there and round the BB and up the seat tube? but the cable would be sticking out underneath.

perhaps a reverb would be better as I could get a hyraulic elbow/ dog leg though the bottle hole, which would keep it neater. Except reverb dont to do 27.2 - so anyother hydraulic droppers?


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:36 am 
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Will any of that hacking still actually get around the BB and work? (just use external routing...)

Too bad they dont do magura vyron's or KS circuits in 27.2...


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:47 am 
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it has a BB30 so a 3cm bb shell might be ok with a cable

And no hacking neededas the hole is already there

I found a good article for the same as what I want to do..

https://trail-tigers.com/bike-mods/diy- ... b-stealth/

so I might do a test run with a gear outer and see if it looks doable - funny thing is I have never had the BB out of this bike.

long story but last time I rode it in 2008 I cracked the seat tube - when I went over the handle bars - i got a new free frame in 2009 colours from cdale - but I have been too scared to ride it ever since- I now know why - having discovered droppers in 2010!! so after 9 years I am planning to ride it for the first time - shame really as I have got used to it being mint and unmarked or dirty!


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 12:36 pm 
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I just mean Hack as in a hack solution (work around/making something work when not designed that way) not hacking the frame.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:46 pm 
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I see !!! Cheers!! and the good news is my other 2 dales (jekyll and super V) have open seat tubes so they will be really easy to fit stealth droppers on!

BTW in my old age I am going to only use my bikes will droppers from now on so I am 2 done and a few to go


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:45 pm 
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I'll admit, I have a dropper, but don't really use it...
I would have like to try the vyron or circuit as none of my frames are dropper internal. But if i do have to replace the one I have, then a KS LEV Carbon is the way i'll go, 65mm is about perfect for me


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:38 pm 
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HI ted

if you want to part with your unemployed dropper I will trade you for one (or more) of my posts:
Thomson:
27.2X410
30X410
30.9X410

Bontrager 31.6X400


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