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Bottle Cage Bolts

BikerAus27BikerAus27 Posts: 5
edited November 2018 in Road general
Hi all ,

i Have recently just purchased my new bike and have tried to mount a bottle cage only to realise that the bolts are completely circular and non of my tools can turn it. How do you get rid of these " rivets" to put on a bottle cage. thanks

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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Allen key in the centre to undo ?

    Other than that are they some plastic plugs in place of bolts ?
  • cougie wrote:
    Allen key in the centre to undo ?

    Other than that are they some plastic plugs in place of bolts ?


    i have tried to undo with allen keys but there is no edges for the allen key to hook into and turn the actual bolt/rivet.

    and they are metal no plugs
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Have you got your glasses on ?
  • cougie wrote:
    Have you got your glasses on ?

    i have experience.... this is the first time i have come across bolts like this for a bottle cage...
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,001
    If there's no means of removing them - they're not bolts. They must be something else. A pic would help...
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I wasn't being sarcastic because I've never seen bolts like this before. Mole grips on them would work but that's an inelegant solution.

    What frame is it ? A well known make ?
  • cougie wrote:
    I wasn't being sarcastic because I've never seen bolts like this before. Mole grips on them would work but that's an inelegant solution.

    What frame is it ? A well known make ?


    Oh okay then, its a Giant TCR advanced 1 frame..
  • term1teterm1te Posts: 1,462
    Maybe the bolt isn't supplied and you are trying to remove the 'nut' fixed into the frame? Is the round hole in the centre threaded?
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I had a giant TCR. As far as I can recall completely normal bolts.
  • photonic69photonic69 Posts: 1,052
    BikerAus27 wrote:
    i Have recently just purchased my new bike ..................

    There is your answer - take it back to the shop where you bought it and get them to remove the bolts for you. They should do it FOC
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Do post a photo, I'm really curious.

    I have seen some new bike frames with plastic plugs in the rivnut bottle mounts; they just prise out to reveal the threaded holes.
  • I had a TCR, don't remember having anything like that on mine
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    any pictures?

    totes alts you could cut a line in them with an angle grinder or similar and use a screwdriver to undo them before hitting them with a hammer, setting them on fire then throwing them into next door's garden and fitting some nicely copperslipped new bolts.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Any resolution to this ?
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,565
    cougie wrote:
    Any resolution to this ?

    He has probably been using the wrong sized Allen key and after reading these comments been too embarrassed to post again ;-)
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