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Old 10-29-10, 08:13 PM
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RivNuts for bottle holder

Hey there-
The rivnuts on a frame I'm working on have become loose and spin around when there's a bolt in them. I'd like to replace them and have no problem getting the old ones out (shave down the outer ring, drop it into the downtube, shake it out the head tube), but am wondering if anyone has a source for new ones AND knows the correct size (M5?). Found a site that shows how to install them without a special tool just wondering if anyone's done this and where to find the doggone rivnuts.

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Old 10-29-10, 08:31 PM
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Most any bolt and nut supply house should have them. You could also use 8x32 SAE thread if they are easier to find. I'd try tightening the existing ones first, it if were me. Thread a nut onto a long screw, run the screw several turns into the RivNut, hold the screw head and tighten the nut.
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Bolt Depot?
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Old 10-29-10, 08:52 PM
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Try McMaster Carr or Granaigers
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Old 10-29-10, 08:54 PM
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ACE is the place.
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Old 10-29-10, 09:00 PM
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What Waldowhales said. Also apply oil sparingly to screw threads before starting and use a washer between nut and rivnut.
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Old 10-29-10, 09:30 PM
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I also prefer to use a little epoxy between the frame and RivNut. This seals the joint against water, which may have caused enough corrosion to loosen the original RivNut. Also locks it in place against the torque of tightening water-bottle bolts later.
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http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...ottle-fittings
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BTW, the closest SAE equivalent to an M5 x0.8 is a 10-32
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As others have already said, instead of replacing them, you could tighten the old rivnuts:

http://www.m-gineering.nl/tipsoldg.htm

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