During the crash my down tube bottle cage (Elite custom race) was somehow ripped right off the frame. I suspect this has caused some damage to the water bottle cage mounts female threading because one of the bolts requires a heck lot of force to screw in , definitely more than what feels right, and the bolt isn't going in perfectly straight.
Now I like to drink water on my rides as much as the next person, and lacking a bottle cage could be a problem in longer races; and I'd hate to write off a frame just because of such small problem. Any Solution?
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We can suggest qualified persons.
A local composite repair service will take care of this issue.
Carbon fiber is a composite material.
if not, it may be that only that the bolt has stripped in the mount so that the threads are clogged - especially if you had proper ww aluminium screws - you may be able to chase out the debris with a needle, or use a tap
also, minor damage to the thread should be fixable, mechanic can recut it with a tap, or you can get a tap and diy, as above, an m5x0.8 taper tap
but if the thread is badly damaged, or the frame-mount bond is affected, that needs more expert attention
worst case, elite do some zip-tie cage mounts, ugly, but functional
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