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    Dirt in the downtube

    So I picked up a used Jamis Dakar xc comp the other day. Overall the bike is in pretty good shape, and I got it cheap. However....I didn't notice until I got it home and flipped it over, there is a bit dirt rattling around in the downtube. The bottle cage bolts on the underside were removed, so I assume mud sprayed its way into it from there. So my question is.... is the tube open to either the bottom bracket or headseat so I can clean it out, or is it just going to be stuck there? If it is open to either, I am sure it isn't doing those parts any good. Thanks for any advice.

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    Take out the BB and fork and use an air compressor to blow air in one hole. It should blow everything out the other hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    Take out the BB and fork and use an air compressor to blow air in one hole. It should blow everything out the other hole.
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    Make sure to put some bolts in the frame to keep dirt out

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    Re: Dirt in the downtube

    If that doesn't work, you may have to pull the fork out of the frame. There should be a big opening where the downtube joins the headtube. Anything in there will come out easily through there.
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