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Trek 1000 frame fills with water(5 posts)

Trek 1000 frame fills with waterchristopheclark
Sep 29, 2001 7:40 AM
My brother's Trek1000 fills with water in the rain. It runs out when he puts the bike in the car out of some small holes near the rear drop-outs. Surely this can't be good?
So how high is his seatpost?nee Spoke Wrench
Sep 29, 2001 5:23 PM
I have a 6'7" friend who used to have this problem. His seatpost was so high that the seatpost clamp slot in his frame was partially open. Not a good thing for a number of reasons.

If your brother has noticeable water running out of his frame after a rain ride I think he should figure out where the water is getting in.
Time for Frame Saver or Boeshieldcory
Sep 29, 2001 5:38 PM
Finding the leak is a good idea. In any case, though, you can reduce the likelihood of damage by using Frame Saver or Boeshield inside the frame. They just spray inside and form a water-resistant coating.
I wouldn't worry about the water running OUT--that's what those holes are for. I wonder how it's getting IN, though.
re: Trek 1000 frame fills with waterNessism
Sep 29, 2001 6:17 PM
If the frame has a plastic cable guide that runs under the bottom bracket, remove the little screw. This will give the water a path to exit the frame. If you don't have this screw, you might want to drill a small hole through the bottom bracket shell in the lowest spot to let the water run out. This may sound a bit drastic but really it's no big deal, assuming your warranty is expired.
re: Trek 1000 frame fills with waterChrisVedral
Sep 30, 2001 8:10 AM
I have a trek 1000 and a trek 2200, and when it rains i use the 1000 to train with, and usually when i get a flat tire, and flip the bike over all the water pours out too..