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    Carbon frame. routing holes

    Can the routing holes on a carbon frame be made wider. Would like to internally route the drpper post cable.

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    Not something I'd do for anyone else or even myself.

    Get a KS Lev. The cable entry is at the seatpost collar and doesn't move when the post moves. The way it works is a small kevlar line that runs right inside a groove in the clamped tube through which the inner post slides. There's a little arm, which in turns presses on the air canister head. Simple and clever in how little space is occupied.

    UNLESS you want to internally route for looks. Can't know what's going on inside the frame, I still strongly discourage removing material from a carbon frame.
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    Gonna have to go externally then. Its a specialized blacklight dropper. Not a big deal.Just like things neat and tidy.Thanks.

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    Depends on the frame and where thehole will be.
    I have modified an older giant mcm with shifthing cables/ stops, so cables ran through the frame.
    If you dont drill holes in a high stress area, i would not expect any issues.
    If you wan to do it neat, sand the paint off and laminate 2 patches on (with different fibre orientation) before you drill the elongated hole.

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