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    Installing a Rivet Nut on the Down Tube of your Bicycle Frame

    Hi Guys

    On occasion, if you want more than 2 bolts holding your battery, or if the water bottle holes do not line up, you can install another nut.

    The tool that is required to do this task is called a Rivet Nut Gun. These can be purchased from most hardware stores

    Most local bike ships will also be able to do this installation as well if you do not have the tool
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    Step 1. Decide on what size of Rivet Nut you need. The current Rivet Nuts were M5 on my bike. These are 5mm bolts so I decided to use the same size.

    Step 2. Now you need to determine the size of the drill bit required. I decided to use a 2mm drill bit to get the hole started. The M5 Rivet Nut is 6.7mm. When reading the directions on the packing the ideal size drill bit was 0.2mm larger than the nut. I used a 7mm drill bit and the nut seems to be firm.
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    Step 3. This particular kit came with 4 sizes. You need to install the correct nose piece set and tighten firmly.

    Step 4. Now thread on the M5 Rivet Nut, This protrudes though the nose piece.



    Step 5, Push Rivet Nut into pre-drilled hole and squeeze handles firmly to compress the back side of the Rivet Nut. This will force the Rivet Nut to barrel outward and clench the frame tight.
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    Step 6. Remove the gun

    Now your installation is complete
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    Last edited by Rodney64; 05-23-2018, 04:28 PM.
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