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Adding water bottle bosses

Old 04-18-16, 03:55 PM
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Adding water bottle bosses

I'm very interested in adding water bottle bosses to my old steel frames. Can anybody help me out with finding a dozen or so M5 rivet nuts? Big box hardware stores and local hardware stores look at me sideways and I can only find packs of 100 on line so far.

Thanks- Richie
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Old 04-18-16, 04:02 PM
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Have you tried your LBS? They may already have the tool and RivNuts.
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Old 04-18-16, 04:19 PM
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I wouldn't be too excited about adding riv nuts to a steel frame esp. if it's a good quality one. You could check out twofish or zefal gizmo bottle holder.
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Old 04-18-16, 04:42 PM
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I'll check with the LBS tomorrow, thanks. Not worried about drilling into my beater fixie frame.
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Old 04-18-16, 04:45 PM
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I recently got two riv-nuts from my local REI.
FYI - you can install them yourself without the special tool. Do a search as there are a number of videos for the installation.
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BQLZR Sheet Metal M5 Flat Head Threaded Rivet Nut Inserts Nutsert Pack of 25: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
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Old 04-19-16, 09:02 AM
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EGADS! The bicycle wshops make a killing selling these! The local shop sold me 6 of them at just about $1.00 each. I think I'll order some of these ones. Thanks for that link.

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EGADS! The bicycle wshops make a killing selling these! The local shop sold me 6 of them at just about $1.00 each. I think I'll order some of these ones. Thanks for that link.
Shop has to make a profit!
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Old 04-19-16, 11:10 AM
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Check out the Minoura Stainless Steel Band Cage holders. They are nice simple clamps that don't take up a ton of space and will hold your cage and bottle much better than a riv nut which could pop out. I think they are classier and better than a twofish or similar strap on.

Any shop with a Merry Sales Account can get them for you and they might have other distributors that I have missed but if your shop doesn't have Merry Sales you should convince them to get it. The employees will be happy and they have a lot of cool Japanese stuff you cannot easily get in the states.
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Old 04-19-16, 02:38 PM
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Adding water bottle bosses

Thanks for the info- my LBS has them, I'll drill and they'll pop them in. As to the Amazon link, I did find that one also but the delivery time was a bit much- price is right, though!
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Old 04-19-16, 11:15 PM
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Them hose clamp and a little rubber to prevent scratching would work. There is also options for a handlebar or seat mounted bottle holder.
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