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Loose bottle cage mount

Last post 03-17-2019 6:33 PM by Rouleur. 5 replies.
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  • 06-20-2017 4:58 PM

    Loose bottle cage mount

    Here's a new source of a creak on my R3, loose cage mount, doesn't spin in the frame when the screw is tightened into it but rattles like mad. Anyone repaired this and got any advice Thanks
  • 06-21-2017 7:20 AM In reply to

    Re: Loose bottle cage mount

    The bottle cage on the down tube of my S5 is the Bontrager XXX race lite carbon cage that I ran on my Madone. The top bolt hole had widened over the years, so I found the appropriately sized washer and put that between the bolt and the bottle cage and it stopped the movement of the cage.
    Jens Voigt doesn't complain about what suffering does to him, but suffering constantly complains about getting picked on by Jens Voigt.
  • 06-21-2017 2:31 PM In reply to

    • Yogi_HL
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    Re: Loose bottle cage mount

     it depends on what's exactly causing the "rattle" ...

    possibly a dip of sanitary silicon (acting as removable "glue" & damping) may sort this ? 

  • 06-24-2017 4:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Loose bottle cage mount

    The bottle cage mounts are riv-nuts (like rivets but use a screw thread to tighten them). It is possible to tighten then when they become loose but this needs to be done very carefully with a riv-nut tool. If you over tighten you risk cracking the surrounding carbon tube so it is best done by a dealer or distributor.
    AF

    - Cervélo R5
    - Cervélo Soloist Team
  • 03-17-2019 6:27 PM In reply to

    Re: Loose bottle cage mount

    I'm suffering from the same issue with my 2018 R3 frame. Any follow up on how your fixed yours? Worried this is causing damage to the down tube.
  • 03-17-2019 6:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Loose bottle cage mount

    Hi, It is easy enough to fix if you have a riv-nut tool (a bit like a pop-riveter but using a thread to tighten the rivet) . This will allow you to either tighten the existing riv-nuts or replace them. Some local bike stores or bike repair specialists will be able to do this for you. It isn't a big job but when working on a frame costing thousands of dollars/euros I would tread carefully. Given your frame is only 2018 I would approach the retailer from which you purchased it as this should be a warranty issue. -R
    AF

    - Cervélo R5
    - Cervélo Soloist Team
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