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  1. #1
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    Nov 2004

    New question here. Frame patch or repair needed

    I have an issue with my BMC Trailfox alum frame down tube. I have been running rough trails...Highlands and just jumping too much with a full water bottle. Finally the bottle cage rivets pulled out with some of the fame. I know this has weakened that area and am looking to patch or repair around the rivets. I can still put the rivets back in place and was thinking JB Weld might work to hold back in place. I do not plan on using the bottle cage again...switching back over to my Camelbak. Any other suggestions on repairing the damaged area with maybe a carbon patch or other?
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  2. #2
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    May 2005
    how hold is your bike/frame? maybe BMC can suggest something that won't compremize any waranty or structural points.

    how about finding a "bigger" insert that could be crimped in the hole; Never know when you'll want a thread to screw something ...

  3. #3
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    Jun 2012
    I would call BMC about it. They may even replace the frame.

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