Wee! I just installed a brand new Cannondale Theta road bike brake caliper (it was cheap but I realize now that was a mistake) and tightened the cable down, probably harder than I should have, but I thought hey this is a front brake, it needs to be tight. Well of course, I stripped something. On the brake caliper where the cable is attached to the clamp, there is a plate with a threaded hole and a screw with a square washer on it. The cable is clamped between the washer and the plate as the screw is tightened down. I actually bent the plate slightly and stripped the threads out of it.
Now, I am wondering if would be OK to fasten the screw to the plate by passing it through the stripped hole and clamping it with a nut on the other site. Has anybody ever tried this?