Drink holder kepps coming loose

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Drink holder kepps coming loose

Postby gururug » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:09 pm

Guys, my drink holder heeps coming loose.

It's one of those alloy ones (I think its too stiff so putting the bottle in and out places too much force on it)

What should I do?;

-Use locktite
-Get some of those teethy washers / rubber ones
-Use a plastic holder
-Other

Thanks in advance.

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Postby europa » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:24 pm

Toothed washers'd do it. If it's tight, you can bend it to make it less tight - my son's has that trouble which is bizarre considering that bottles all tend to be more or less the same size.

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Postby sogood » Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:21 pm

Doesn't make sense. Is the thread worn on the bolt?
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:43 pm

Is it pulling out of the screws, or are the screws coming loose?

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Postby europa » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:17 pm

I can understand it. When you consider that a drink bottle holder's mounts aren't a snug fit around the bolt, and then that the drink bottle itself is a very tight fit, it's not hard to imagine the cage being pulled around and moved slightly everytime he pulls the bottle out. This would soon lead to a screw loosening and from there ... well, it'll work itself sloppy in no time.

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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:16 pm

Never heard of that one before :?

Toothed or spring eashers should sort it.

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Postby gururug » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:21 pm

Yes, richard is right, the aloy doesnt flex much and the bottles tightish. Ive done the screws as tight as they will go without over tightening (actually you hear some faint cracking (i think its the paint around the screws)) so i didnt want to tighten any further. Add to this that its a compact fram which doesnt give me much room to manouvre the bottle in. Maybe i'm better off buying all my gear from Japan. They might make stuff that is better suited to smaller people :lol:

I have a plastic holder handy so I'll swap it out for that and see if it helps. (no toothed screws handy :( )

Anyways thanks for the help, I think I will be able to fix now

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Postby Mr888 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:23 pm

Might be a bit unorthodox, but try wrapping (sparingly) some plumber's teflon tape or tape seal around the thread of the screw (around $0.50 per roll). It makes plumbing joints water tight, so it should work just as well here.
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Postby gururug » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:27 pm

Smart thinking 99. I mean 88 (don't know why I didn't think of this earlier?)

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