Re: [CR]Pedal thread repair

(Example: Production Builders:Peugeot)

Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2003 18:00:48 -0800
From: "Steve Maas" <smaas@nonlintec.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Pedal thread repair
References: <HBECIOPCNPKEJLCJBKNKCEGKFJAA.dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>


You can get pedal-thread repair kits from Bike Tools Etc. http://www.biketoolsetc.com (select Tools/Thread Repair from the menu). Warning: it's $85 for taps and six pairs of inserts, so you probably don't want to do this for a cheap crank. You can buy more inserts separately, but they are still not cheap. (Is anything?)

I haven't heard of an epoxy system for repairing pedal threads, but I've sometimes considered drilling out the old threads, putting in a bushing, and retapping it. Has anyone ever tried this?

Steve Maas Long Beach, California

David Bilenkey wrote:
> A recent poster (I'm not sure who it was, sorry) mentioned thread repair
> epoxy and inserts for repairing pedal threads. Two questions;
>
> How does one use thread repair epoxy? Does it have limitations or a short
> life expectancy?
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> Is it possible to buy left hand pedal Helicoil (or someone else's) inserts?
> I would have thought 9/16" x 20 left threaded an odd size and not available.
> I'm guessing that they wouldn't be cheap.
>
> Anyone?
>
> David Bilenkey
> Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
> where we got another 7+ inches of snow last night!!! :-(
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