Repair newbie here just getting back into mountain biking after a long absence.
I recently bought a Cannondale Catalyst 4 from REI. It's a fine introductory bike for what I'm looking for, but I hated how cheap the pedals felt. So I replaced the stock pedals with these:
Unfortunately, maybe 30, 40 miles after the installation, the left pedal fell off today. When I tried to put it back it seems like the threads on the arm are completely stripped...
I can only assume I messed something up with the install. Probably didn't thread it properly or tighten it fully. Oh well, learning experience.
I'm just unsure what the best way is to replace it. I see these as options:
- Repair the thread (can't do myself, as I don't have a workbench or the tools to do so).
- Replace just the arm.
- Replace the entire crank.
- Return the bike to REI and upgrade to a better one, since I'm fairly confident I want to buy a full suspension bike with a dropper post and better everything.
I appreciate any advice.
Thanks for the replies everyone. Local bike store is going to replace the crank for $15 + labor. Should be good to go from there. I'm going to be more careful with my maintenance from now on!