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Water in Ribble Carbon frame

woodchips69woodchips69 Posts: 82
edited December 2009 in Workshop
During this nice weather we've been having recently I've been commuting to work on my Ribble Carbon Sportive. However, I've noticed that there is loads of water in the frame, and I mean loads! I think it could be getting in via the small holes on the chainstays near the dropouts (why are they there on a carbon frame, they're usually on metal bikes aren't they!).
Has anybody else had this problem?
2008 Giant Trance (own build)
1996 Marin Mount Vision (from new)
Ribble Carbon Sportive
Dawes rigid hardtail (commuter)

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  • rokkalarokkala Posts: 648
    Yea, lot of people had that, I think it gets down the hole in the seat tube just under the saddle clamp bit. Get a piece of innertube or polyurethane or something over it, and a guard on the rear wheel and you should be fine.

    I had the exact same thing, about 2 pints of water after my first very wet ride on the Sportive, not had a problem since I covered the hole on the seat tube though. Make sure you get the water out the frame though!
  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    I seal the seatpost/clamp area with silicone and have never had a problem with water getting past. To drain the frame just remove the cable guide screw on the bb.
  • Thanks. You wouldn't think it would get in that way though as the seatpost is a really tight fit, but i'll give it a go and see how I go.
    2008 Giant Trance (own build)
    1996 Marin Mount Vision (from new)
    Ribble Carbon Sportive
    Dawes rigid hardtail (commuter)
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