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Fixing removable brake hardware
« on: March 09, 2015, 03:00:21 AM »
So I accidently tightened the tiny little bolt for the cable guide on my toptube and tore the threads out from the frame... The cable guide wouldnt sit firmly fixed, I felt like it had a slight wobble, hence the over tightening.
I tried fixing it with epoxy but it didnt really do the trick.

I guess I could try to re-thread the threads, but dont think it would be that stable, as the original already tore off. Any of you guys got a better trick to firmly fix the cable guides to the frame?
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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 04:06:41 AM »
Maybe a pop rivet?

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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 07:14:23 AM »
3m makes plastic adhesive guides that work great
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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 09:04:33 AM »

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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2015, 11:36:39 AM »
What is that? Helicoils? New threads you put in?
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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2015, 11:48:59 AM »
Came in to recommend a helicoil as well if the threads are pulled out completely.

Is this a cable guide (just holds the housing in place) or the cable stop (end of the housing and takes the braking force)?

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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2015, 12:12:31 PM »
Cable stop.
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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2015, 02:21:55 PM »
Surely the tube won't be thick enough to helicoil. I stand by pop rivet.

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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2015, 02:53:30 PM »
At least on FBM made frames, the stop threads into a welded-in insert that has ~5-6mm of thread. That may be enough for a small helicoil.

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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2015, 04:15:41 PM »
Ive seen some good rivert uses in my day. If it can be done that is provably the way forward. I have no idea how to do it though. Prob ask at the bike shop. Thanks guys!
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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2015, 04:17:42 PM »
What kind of frame do you have?
You could simply tap a thread in the other hole and spin the stop around.

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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2015, 04:21:17 PM »
What is that? Helicoils? New threads you put in?
yeah, you drill and tap it to some larger size, then thread in an insert the original size.

S&M also uses a little welded in plate that is most likely thick enough to heli-coil.

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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2015, 08:49:21 PM »
This is a pop rivet with built in threads for a water bottle cage.
You may be able to track one down that is the right size for the cable stop screw.

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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2015, 09:16:23 AM »
This is a pop rivet with built in threads for a water bottle cage.
You may be able to track one down that is the right size for the cable stop screw.

Link doesn't work for me but I came here to recommend a Riv-nut/nutsert too...
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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2015, 10:53:13 PM »
force a woodscrew in there
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Re: Fixing removable brake hardware
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