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Old 12-26-07, 03:46 PM   #1
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Is it possible to retread ?

I have a pair of vintage campy track cranks, but the pedal thread on the non-drive side crank is off. When I try to put on pedals it stops threading about 1/8 of the way on and I don't want to force it. Is there anything I could do or do I have to find another crank arm ?

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Old 12-26-07, 04:05 PM   #2
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I have a pair of vintage campy track cranks, but the pedal thread on the non-drive side crank is off. When I try to put on pedals it stops threading about 1/8 of the way on and I don't want to force it. Is there anything I could do or do I have to find another crank arm ?
Run a tap through it, starting from the back side.

Pedal taps are a standard bicycle repair tool, any half-decent bike shop will have a pair available.

You can buy your own if you prefer: http://harriscyclery.com/tools/taps

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Ha! I thought you were talking about resurfacing your bike tires. I'd love to see that.
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If there's a buck to be made doing it, you'll know someone will try it sooner or later.
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