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    How to fix screw that broke off in frame

    In my aluminum frame, where my water bottle cage is, the stock screw was no long enough to go through water bottle holder, and through my mini tire pump. It only grabbed a few threads.

    After a while I guess it broke off. I got a longer screw, but it won't go past the same threads, and then got stuck, and the "nut plate" in the frame started to turn, and then with a tiny pull, it all came out.

    Now I have a .25" hole and no threads, or any good metal to tap into.



    any ideas how to fix??
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    You need your LBS to install a new metric nutsert, should take them no more 5 minutes to install.

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    You need a Riv-nut tool like this, or you can just look for a tutorial on how to install them DYI on the park tool site..
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    Oh wow. I must have drew a blank. As an aircraft mechanic, I know all about rivnuts. I just didn't make the connection. I'll find a pair at work in the AM.

    thanks.
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