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How to remove tight rivnuts

Old 06-06-19, 08:37 AM
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How to remove tight rivnuts

Hi i need help removing rivnuts on my mtb they are tight but i cant figure out how to get rid of them i am dropping my seat for wheelies and so on
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dropping my seat for wheelies
???

cut off some seat post length from the bottom if it won't go short enough?
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Originally Posted by 902_harper View Post
Hi i need help removing rivnuts on my mtb they are tight but i cant figure out how to get rid of them i am dropping my seat for wheelies and so on
Rivnuts are only threaded on the inside. They should look a bit like this:


We have them on planes (and mechanics hate them). The best way to get rid of one is to drill it out. Start with a drill with an OD a little bit larger than the Rivnut ID. Basically you keep switching to ever-larger drills until the rivnut breaks. Then turn the bike upside down and shake out the remnants.
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