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    Gear cable mount has come off! What can I do?

    My gear cable mount on the rear triangle the top one has come away, given this is riveted on and needed for gear change what can I do to to repair it.

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    Take it to the LBS and have them fix it.

    Or do what I did, which is change the back section of housing to 1 solid piece instead of 2, then zip-tie the housing to the frame. I did that at the start of a Whistler trip as a temporary fix 3 years ago, and it's been working perfectly ever since.
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    Is it possible to rivet it back on then?

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    Yes, if you have the right tool and proper sized rivets.
    When I broke mine Ibis sent me the rivets, but for 3 years I never found anyone with the proper sized tool. Lucky for me I'm in the Bay Area and was able to bring it by Ibis HQ recently to get it fixed. I still use the full length housing though.
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    d-bug thanks for the info, I am in my first race/event next week so I need to get it up and running asap.

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    You can use a regular rivet tool as long as you can find a spacer (most rivet tools can't fit down inside the cable mount). I just took a steel rivet, pushed out the mandrel and threw it away, and used the remaining sleeve as the spacer.

    If you were in the US, I'd mail you the rivets you need, since I have a whole bunch on hand now! Don't think they'd get to you in time, though.
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    Is it not covered on the warranty? As the frame has failed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentinfarquar View Post
    Is it not covered on the warranty? As the frame has failed?
    Ask to Ibis.

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