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    Retired Member ultra-g's Avatar
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    Loose water-bottle mount braze-on

    My bike has a loose water bottle mount braze-on on the down seat tube.

    Does this have any affect on the structural integrity of the frame? Or is it more of a nuisance in that I can't get the screw off to mount a water bottle cage?

    I'm taking it back to the LBS for them to inspect on Friday, if they can replace the frame that'll be great, but I'll have to wait a couple of weeks probably for the new one. I know what a pain warranty issues can be sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra-g
    My bike has a loose water bottle mount braze-on on the down seat tube.

    Does this have any affect on the structural integrity of the frame? Or is it more of a nuisance in that I can't get the screw off to mount a water bottle cage?

    I'm taking it back to the LBS for them to inspect on Friday, if they can replace the frame that'll be great, but I'll have to wait a couple of weeks probably for the new one. I know what a pain warranty issues can be sometimes.

    The bike is my new LeMond by the way.
    If it's a rivnut,it isn't a issue and the shop will probably just replace it.

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    I experienced the same situation an old GT Zaskar MTB frameset made from 7005 aluminum. I used one of those monstrous aluminum cages that made bottle removal difficult. So the manhandling while on the trail stressed the bottlemount and it came loose. I took it to my LBS and they just replaced the inserts and several years later, its still firmly implanted without any adverse affects on my frame.

    Needless to say, I don't use the Beefy Ringle water bottle cages anymore.

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    This topic has come up recently. Do a search on rivnut.

    The shop won't have to replace your frame. The braze-on can be repaired.
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