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Old 01-08-20, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by eeuuugh View Post
I wouldn't put a steel rivnut in aluminum, especially in a fender where it's exposed to grime and water, sounds like a recipe for bad corrosion. A brass or aluminum rivnut would probably be fine though!
Stainless steel rivnuts are available. The stainless steel hardware in my other fenders seems to be doing OK, so I think this should be a fine option.

And I think the Compass rinko nut is ordinary steel

Seriously what is up with those? René Herse himself often used brass nuts on the inside of fenders, in my experience (n=1 actual Herse bike). It was easier to take apart than my Taylor, which used all mild steel or CrMo hardware, that's for sure. Torch was used as often as wrench! Sometimes I had to use the grinder.
Owner & co-founder, Cycles René Hubris. Unfortunately attaching questionable braze-ons to perfectly good frames since about 2015. With style.

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