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Pedal thread helicoils do not fall out while riding. It is a very safe repair. The one thing that can keep it from being safe would be if too much material has been lost, such that the new threads cannot be fully formed. The crank is done if that's true, but that's not usually the situation and does not appear to be true of your crank. The whole procedure to ...


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Crankarms and pedals are sold in pairs. Once in a while you can get lucky finding a person selling a single, but don't count on it. We can't currently see how much damage has been done. A shop would be more reluctant to warranty their work inserting helicoils (if they do it at all) than installing new, known-good parts. I suspect this is at least as much ...


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Presumably the repair person was a bike shop, not a machinist. They'd rather sell you new parts and fit them - it would take less time. Installing a "helicoil" or thread insert is not hard, but your chances are improved with better tools. A hand drill will not be enough, you'd need a pillar drill at a minimum. A thread repair kit itself for ...


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So you need a left-hand thread nut, and possibly a locknut to suit the thread pitch on your spindle, whatever that may be. Buying nuts and bolts at a retail shop is expensive, and they generally have only standard sizes. Since you need a reverse/left hand thread you're already out of their league. I've had excellent results using a specialist nut/bolt ...


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