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Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
edited December 2008 in The workshop
Guys,

my bottle cage is rattling like nobodies business and it's driving me mental. it's not the cage itself but the attaching rivet/holes it screws into

Does anyone know how to fix this?

I've tried glue and sort of wedging 1/2 a washer behind it but it's just temporary and then my bike sounds like it's falling apart again.
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Very Hairy Roadie - FCN 4
Fixed Pista- FCN 5
Beared Bromptonite - FCN 14

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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,333
    Zip tie the cage on. ;)
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    are the rive nuts lose? if yes they will need resetting or replacing.

    you could try removing the cage and then fitting a washer and then the bolt and tighten to reset the nut.

    Or take it to the LBS or a sheet metal workers.

    here is a pic of what they are. the fitted rive nuts that is.

    inside.jpg

    and someone home made "go". http://www.fjr1300.info/howto/rivnut-tool.html

    the proper tool

    rivnut-tool-kit.jpg
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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    cheers, yeah it's the whole thing, I suspect a trip to the lbs is in order... might get them to fit my new brakes while I'm at it... hmmm

    Zip tie :lol: classic :x
    Purveyor of sonic doom

    Very Hairy Roadie - FCN 4
    Fixed Pista- FCN 5
    Beared Bromptonite - FCN 14
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