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 Post subject: Internal dropper routing
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:24 am 
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Its too cold to venture into the garage, but planning some work in my head.

I have a reverb that I plan to fit to a ti frame with internal routing for a dropper. Is there an internal sleeve that will guide the hose, or is it a finicky process of getting it through the downtube?

I ask as I've had the dropper serviced and hope I'll get lucky when disconnecting and reconnecting the hose and avoid having to bleed it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:55 am 
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Most frames don’t have a sleeve. It’s not that bad usually if you just wiggle it around a bit and use a piece of wire made into a hook to grab it


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Doubt a ti frame will be sleeved, usually only found on carbon frames.
Need for bleed depends on a number of factors. Does your reverb have a stealthamajig? This is a semi sealed press fit connector where the hose joins the bottom of the post. If it has one it can be connected/disconnected a few times before a bleed Is needed. Mine has one, but unfortunately it is too big to fit through the cable hole into the tube, so I still had to remove the remote and back feed everything. Wasn’t too bad as I had plenty of practice doing similar on my STS. I use modelling wire as it’s narrow but stiff. Reverb bleed is pretty easy anyway and only takes 5 minutes if you need it.


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Cheers. Dont think I have a thingamajig connector. Have a bleed kit, bless plenty of brakes, serviced plenty of forks but not done a dropper (not a reverb anyway).


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