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    Improper ventilation for old frame

    I have a 1969 Bob Jackson frame. It has Reynolds 531 and it hasn't been taken care of in the best way.
    Neither the head-tube or the seat-tube have holes cut where the top-tube joins them. I know that moisture has gotten into the TT and has caused some rust. I can hear it rattling gently in side the tube. I would like to get that rust out and treat the frame before I build the bike up, any suggestions? Should I have a local framebuilder cut holes in the ST and HT or can I do it myself?... Or am I just screwed?
    I need some expertise if you could provide it, thanks.

    Rob
    1969 Bob Jackson, 1989 Schwinn Paramount, 2004 Santa Cruz Blur, 2011 Specialized P-3, 2013 Salsa Colossal Ti

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    it may be flux rattling in there. if it is rust & you can hear it, it's probably too late.

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