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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Hello all,

Does anyone have any tips for how to safely remove then replace a riveted headbadge?

I vaguely recall reading something about drilling out the rivets, but obviously if the drill slips
it would be pretty catastrophic...

Johnny


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:55 pm 
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We used to file off the inside of the rivet inside the head tube........

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:05 pm 
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insert a small length of 1" metal tubing in the head tube until it rests on the upper rivet and tap gently......you'll find the rivets pop undone this way quite easily


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:26 pm 
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Hmm..

Not sure which rivets we are on about....rivets have a metal "mushroom" either side of the hole.

Hollow "pop" rivets?

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Drill them out slowly with a dremel. Finding the right size rivets to replace and a rivet gun that fits is near impossible though. Best finish is to cut the head off an old spoke and glue it in place.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:13 pm 
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new rivets anyone :shock:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RALEIGH-CHOPP ... 35c573f779

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RALEIGH-CHOPP ... 2c6d2f8fa9


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:25 pm 
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We had rivets that were a mushroom on one end and straight at the other, we had to form the other mushroom by hand using a rivet former.......blooming nightmare.

http://hsc.csu.edu.au/engineering_studi ... rivets.jpg

Remove the inside of the rivet and re-use the remainder as a fake and keep the headbadge on with a dab of clear silicone. :D

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:56 pm 
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This is a real riveting thread eh, Shaun Image


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:50 pm 
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wot, no photo?

Now that's going back a bit to that character LOL

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Pop rivets are simpler.

For my Flyer I used copper dome head rivets and filed the stems protruding inside the head tube to make a burr which held the rivet and headbadge in place.


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