Just taken delivery of a lovely new carbon bike.Posted 3 years ago
Taken 4 water bottle bolts out to put 2 cages on…2 have gone back in fine but one of the other 2 is really reluctant to go back in. Seems the thread is on t’piss – do I just screw it in regardless knowing it’s going to be knackered from here on in, or contact the well-known retailer and go through the hassle of sending it back to get a different bike?
Seems a lot of faffing for a single thread (how often do you change a bottle cage anyway)…what would you do? I know it’s a very minor thing but it’s bugging me – I haven’t even ridden it yet! 😕krixmeisterSubscriber
Take pics if you can, and start the warranty process, but then I’d try to run the cage bolt in and out a few times. Or better yet get your friendly local bike shop – who hopefully aren’t annoyed that they lost a frame sale – to tap it. Do those before going through the hassle of sending back. It may just be some epoxy or similar stuck in the threads.Posted 3 years agoTreksterSubscriber
http://www.threadtools.com/Files/Taps%20technical%20info.pdfPosted 3 years ago
Was the bolt tight to remove?
Try another bolt.
Maybe just need bolt thread cleaned up at the end with a wee file.
Wouldn’t force it, rivnut could spin in frame which would not be good in carbon 😥coatesyMember
Speak to the company you bought it from, and ask them what they want you to do with it before doing anything. They may suggest you get a tap run through it and forward the bill to them, or they may not want to risk anybody else touching it, in which case it’ll make it a bit awkward if somebody’s snagged a tap, and broken it off in the frame.Posted 3 years ago
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