Loose bottle bosses!!!

gaz_9
gaz_9 Posts: 5
edited August 2019 in Workshop
Hi,

My bottle boss on my storck road bike is loose so when I try to tighten or loosen the bolt holding the cage the whole thing just goes around in circles. Is there any way to fix this?

I don't know how to upload photos on here.

Thanks

Comments

  • brandy234
    brandy234 Posts: 8
    Yes it can be fixed.

    Would recommend taking it to a bike shop.
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    yes - they are just rivnuts - ie nuts that are pressed into the frame like a rivet.
    15 minute job to remove/replace

    #hydration
    #tools
    #noworries
    discount code 8
    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.
  • gaz_9
    gaz_9 Posts: 5
    brandy234 wrote:
    Yes it can be fixed.

    Would recommend taking it to a bike shop.

    I have and he wasn't sure what could be done, I think it's awkward maybe to get the bottle cage off. He mentioned maybe epoxy but good to know it's fixable il ask around locally to see if anyone can give it a go. Thanks
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Gaz_9 wrote:
    brandy234 wrote:
    Yes it can be fixed.

    Would recommend taking it to a bike shop.

    I have and he wasn't sure what could be done, I think it's awkward maybe to get the bottle cage off. He mentioned maybe epoxy but good to know it's fixable il ask around locally to see if anyone can give it a go. Thanks


    well he's a rubbish bike shop.

    its simple.

    find someone else, don't go back to original bloke ever again

    #itsjustabike
    #itsnotaspacerocket
    #simples
    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.
  • pilot_pete
    pilot_pete Posts: 2,120
    I bought a rivnut tool when mine went the way yours has. Cost about £15 if I remember correctly. I managed to hold the rivnut with a pair of needle nosed pliers beneath the bottle cage and undo the bolt. I simply put the rivnut tool in the loose rivnut and tightened it back up so didn’t need to drill it out and replace. It helped that the bottle cage bolts had been installed with coppaslip grease so weren’t seized.

    This is the sort of tool, but I certainly never paid that price for it...

    https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/tool-connection-nut-riveter-40-nut-rivets/?da=1&TC=GS-040212979&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoN2iio_h4wIVFODtCh0YIwfpEAQYCSABEgJZQ_D_BwE

    PP
  • jermas
    jermas Posts: 484
    You can install riv-nuts without the tool if you want to save some money. Basically all you need is a bolt, washer and nut.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfQIYLSKGwI&t=147s
  • Alejandrosdog
    Alejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Gaz_9 wrote:
    brandy234 wrote:
    Yes it can be fixed.

    Would recommend taking it to a bike shop.

    I have and he wasn't sure what could be done, I think it's awkward maybe to get the bottle cage off. He mentioned maybe epoxy but good to know it's fixable il ask around locally to see if anyone can give it a go. Thanks


    well he's a rubbish bike shop.

    its simple.

    find someone else, don't go back to original bloke ever again

    #itsjustabike
    #itsnotaspacerocket
    #simples

    :lol: this.

    Your local bike shop mechanic is useless.
  • gaz_9
    gaz_9 Posts: 5
    Is there any way to post a photo of it on this forum? Thanks for all your replies
  • Imgur????
    Flickr????

    Both are free. Just upload an image then obtain the BBCode and paste that in here.
  • manglier
    manglier Posts: 1,209
    A cheap fix to use a skewer and an old hub. If no hub is available you can use a piece of 8 mm steel tube the same length as a hub.
    Simply insert the open skewer through the hub (or steel tube) and screw it into the rivnut - it's the same thread (you may need to hold the rivnut with a pair of pliers if it is very loose.) Then simply close the cam on the skewer, job done!
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Manglier wrote:
    A cheap fix to use a skewer and an old hub. If no hub is available you can use a piece of 8 mm steel tube the same length as a hub.
    Simply insert the open skewer through the hub (or steel tube) and screw it into the rivnut - it's the same thread (you may need to hold the rivnut with a pair of pliers if it is very loose.) Then simply close the cam on the skewer, job done!

    eh?

    #utterconfusion
    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.
  • manglier
    manglier Posts: 1,209
    Ah, not mechanically minded then?
  • Alejandrosdog
    Alejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Manglier wrote:
    Ah, not mechanically minded then?

    i think his problem is you are talking what appears to be utter boolocks
  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    Manglier wrote:
    Ah, not mechanically minded then?

    i think his problem is you are talking what appears to be utter boolocks

    No he's not - manglier's suggestion makes sense and I can see what he is getting at. Whether it is practical is another matter...
  • Manglier wrote:
    Ah, not mechanically minded then?

    i think his problem is you are talking what appears to be utter boolocks
    No he's not.
    It's a bit of a long winded way round the problem but it will work. It's just somewhat complicated, but anyone with an ounce of practical skills could do that.
  • gezebo
    gezebo Posts: 364
    Manglier wrote:
    Ah, not mechanically minded then?

    i think his problem is you are talking what appears to be utter boolocks
    No he's not.
    It's a bit of a long winded way round the problem but it will work. It's just somewhat complicated, but anyone with an ounce of practical skills could do that.

    I agree, long winded maybe but a possible solution.
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    its bollorrks. utter bollorrks and making a mountain out of a molehill.

    its a rivnut. hold it with needle pliers. undo bolt. wiggle it and it will fall out.

    none of the MFs have any idea of what you are trying to do.

    its a bicycle with a rivnut in it.

    #utterbollocks
    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.
  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    its bollorrks. utter bollorrks and making a mountain out of a molehill.

    its a rivnut. hold it with needle pliers. undo bolt. wiggle it and it will fall out.

    none of the MFs have any idea of what you are trying to do.

    its a bicycle with a rivnut in it.

    #utterbollocks

    Again, it's not bolllox. It's simply a way of using a skewer and a length of tubing to make a makeshift rivnut gun.

    Having said that, last time I had this problem, I just went to my local garage and borrowed theirs...
  • manglier
    manglier Posts: 1,209
    Manglier wrote:
    Ah, not mechanically minded then?

    i think his problem is you are talking what appears to be utter boolocks

    I speak from personal experience, it works, I've done it so stick yer boolocks up yer jacksie!
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    they are about £13 from Machine Mart.

    just buy one and don't mash/bodge

    #propertoolfortheproperjob
    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.