Bicycle Mechanics - STRIPPED (grip-nut) Rivet
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10-18-06, 11:29 PM
On my aluminum hybrid frame, one of the two (rivets) on the seat stays for the rear rack attatchment is officially Stripped. The external flange is even spinning when trying to install a larger screw to maybe alleviate the problem.. PLEASE..ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Use a P-clip to attach your rack to the seatstay instead.
10-19-06, 04:36 PM
Knock it out or pry it out with a pair of pliers. Becareful it could be a booger to remove if it slips inside. Then replace it with a new one. And you are good to go.
10-19-06, 08:31 PM
If it will hold a bolt at all you can re-crimp the outer flange. Find a small socket (1/4" drive that fits the flange, use a longer bolt & washer through the socket, tighten, the socket will push on the flange & crimp it down. If the threads are completely stripped this obviously won't work. Removing rivnuts without losing it inside the frame is not easy.
10-19-06, 08:54 PM
I found a pro who will attempt that feat, otherwise,I"ll try "crimping" it down and use a fatter bolt.. THANKS TO ALL RESPONDS
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