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One of the rivets on my brooks name badge popped off and after contacting Brooks customer service they sent me replacement rivets. Problem is they didn't come with instructions. So is there a place I can go get it fixed or can I borrow a rivet gun from someone?

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my step dad probably has one. i was going to go see them tomorrow, i'll see if he does and if i can borrow it. as an aside, the wfm kitchen is pretty much out of cooks now, if it's any consolation.

It's not a pop-rivet it is a traditional rivet so no 'gun' is needed.  All you need to do is back up one end with an anvil, or bucking bar, and hit the other end with a hammer.

do it the old school why. use a nut and bolt . it looks real sharp. 

leave it off and save 1/10000th of a gram. =D

For now I might suggest a panhead bolt lock washer and slim nut. so you dont loose it  until you get a riviet gun.

Rene

Any shoe repair place could fix that in an instant...Keep them in mind for any other leather bicycle needs, my guy did a great job on the rotted straps on my '74 Raleigh Sports saddle bag.

Once again; not a pop rivet so it does not require a gun unless you feel like spending mad cash and buying a pneumatic rivet gun.

It is a regular rivet, smack it with a hammer.

Rene Lawell said:

For now I might suggest a panhead bolt lock washer and slim nut. so you dont loose it  until you get a riviet gun.

Rene

What sort of rivet is it? If it is just a bifurcated (split) rivet, just poke it through the seat on the badge side and spread the rivet using a screwdriver. Then, flatten the rivet legs with a pair of pliers or multigrips with a broad head.

Might be an idea to put a washer on the rivet when it comes through the inside of the seat and flatten the rivet over the washer. The washer will decrease the chance of the rivet pulling through the seat. Be careful to protect the badge somehow when flattening the rivet.

It'll be less awkward if you take the seat off the stem to do this job.

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