|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.
|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.|| |