Getting some questions on Hanson rivet tools from the Work shop forum and been thinking about doing this anyway, so here goes. Since all I work on pretty much are Schwinn lightweights I can speak with some confidence on those although I'm sure this will apply to many other kinds of bikes...thecabe.com
I don't know. Talk to Hanson Rivet? Thats probably you best source for accurate information. I've only ever worked with rivets a few times on bicycles. I copied Momo68's technique and it work perfectly for me with excellent results. One bike I chucked rivets in my drill and re shaped them with a file a bit to match the profile of original rivets I removed (fenders needed to be rolled). A little rust to match the patina of all the other fasteners and you'd never know they were replaced.Thanks for the link, but trying I don't want to use a hammer to set rivets. Looking to get a rivet press tool. Heard of the c clamp style and the squeeze type. Which is better? What size rivets do I need?
Scott, the Cabe owner sells these screw rivets. I like them because you can go back and redo work on your fenders if needed without drilling out the old rivets.An alternative is the bolt that looks like a rivet. Available at Bicycle Heaven and Ebay (titled "Vintage Schwinn Bicycle Fender Brace Rivet Screws Nuts Bolts Phantom Bike Krate"). I've used these and they work well.
You can find these in large quantities online. Look for Altha Fasteners.An alternative is the bolt that looks like a rivet. Available at Bicycle Heaven and Ebay (titled "Vintage Schwinn Bicycle Fender Brace Rivet Screws Nuts Bolts Phantom Bike Krate"). I've used these and they work well.
Nice article. Thanks for posting.I just finished a blog describing the tools and rivets I use to include cost and part numbers. You can read it here https://vintageamericanbicycles.com/index.php/2020/04/06/rivet-tools-for-the-restorer/ V/r Shawn