To get it out of the way; PEM®nuts and RIVNuts® seem to be swage nut trademarks so here are links to both companies: Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp. http://www.pemnet.com/ and Bollhoff Inc. http://www.bollhoff-usa.com/
Better known as swage nuts or self-clinching nuts these are found in several places on the bike. On my bike they are the nuts built into the frame for holding water bottle cages.
The thin aluminum frame around the swage nuts sometimes just can’t hold them in place and they get loose or corrode out. Both happened on the bottom water bottle nuts on my frame.
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