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    STRIPPED (grip-nut) Rivet

    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?

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    Pro wheelbuilder UK
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    Use a P-clip to attach your rack to the seatstay instead.
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    so much for physics humble_biker's Avatar
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    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.

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    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.

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    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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