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    Cleaning Mach 6 and water getting inside the frame

    Hello,

    Does anyone else end up with water splashing about inside the frame after a good wash? Living in Scotland, it's needing a few washes what with the variable weather we get. Once finished I can hear water inside the frame. Can tilt it upside down and some dribbles out the unused cabling holes, but can't get the rest out without having to pretty much remove the forks. Seat post is stealth cabled and at the exact point where I want it and don't want to have to pull it out every time.

    Any tips/ideas?

    Cheers.

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    If you are using a 1x, cover the unused hole for the front derailleur. That is where the water is getting in.

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    Oh I know where the water is getting in, it's just the easiest way of getting it out! Which I think is forks or dropper post off and empty it.

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    Cleaning Mach 6 and water getting inside the frame

    Quote Originally Posted by aevanlloyd View Post
    If you are using a 1x, cover the unused hole for the front derailleur. That is where the water is getting in.
    Electrical tape rolled into a little plug. Doesn't look that bad. Water in the frame can be a bad thing. Ironically it's not the frame material I'm worried about but the BB and possibly the dropper. Also eventually the seatpost will probably creak. Other manufacturers offer plugs.

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    get some black gasket maker=silicone... from your local auto retailer and apply accordingly in the holes that are not utilized.

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    I had the same thing happen. Pull your seat post out and flip the bike over. That's the quickest way to get the water out. You don't have to disconnect the dropper cable, just carefully hold it while you flip the bike.

    Once the water is back use the tips above to keep the water out.

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