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there are workarounds to expand the rivet like function of a riv nut without the shop tool
one is using an old QR skewer the eccentric of the lever multiplying the effort ..
well greased 5mm bolt and a few washers under it also is functional.
Perhaps, bump the bolt up to 8.8 tempered steel bolt for that purpose?
essentially you are pushing the flange face on the outside down, while pulling the threaded part upwards,
and that compression forces the riv nut outside, wider pressing into the drilled hole.
Last edited by fietsbob; 11-13-15 at 10:48 AM.