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Cross-threaded crank & pedal axle...HELP!(3 posts)

Cross-threaded crank & pedal axle...HELP!nightgaunt
Oct 17, 2001 9:55 PM
I have an old Peugeot with Stronglight cranks, and I wrenched the pedal axle back at an angle. Big mess-up! Is there any way that I can back it out and try again? Or should I try to re-thread from the opposite side of the crank? Any help is greatly appreciated!
Most good LBS's should have the tap for the threads...Cima Coppi
Oct 18, 2001 4:35 AM
Threading the pedal through the opposite side of the crank arm will not get the all of the threads re-tapped. This is because the threaded section of the pedal axle is not long enough to go all the way through the crank arm.

Take it to a shop and have it tapped properly.

Good Luck

CC
Most good LBS's should have the tap for the threads...TJeanloz
Oct 18, 2001 8:49 AM
It's a pretty routine bike shop procedure to 'helicoil' a mucked crankarm thread. It shouldn't be any trouble for a competent shop and should cost ~$20.