Today I was readjusting the clearance of my Tektro caliper road brakes after receiving a new wheelset. My friend was tightening the bolt for me while I pulled the cable down; however, he was a little overenthusiastic and turned the allen key probably a half turn too much. When I backed it off and tried to tighten it again after an adjustment, it just turned without threading. (Ah, crap.)
So I took the bolt out, and yes, the threads looked wonky. However, my question is whether it's the just bolt threads that got stripped or if the clamp block may have been stripped or damaged too (I'm worried). A diagram:
I'm taking it to the bike shop today. The thing that had me stressed was: if the block got damaged, how will I manage to replace it? Do shops sell that little quick release piece with that clamp block atached? Will I have to buy a whole new brake (eek)? Will I most likely have to only grab a new bolt?