Ask a Mechanic: How to Fix Loose Water Bottle Bosses

Welcome to our Ask a Mechanic column where our expert mechanic Daniel Slusser answers your bike maintenance questions. If you have a question for Daniel, please post it on our Facebook Wall or e-mail Daniel directly at Today’s post concerns fixing loose water bottle bosses. 

I can’t think of a more frustrating reason to retire an old frame than a loose water bottle boss. Well Art’s Cyclery is here to tell you that you don’t have to give up just yet. A simple trick and some well placed tools can help you pound out a few thousand more miles on that classic steed.

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