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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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    Quote Originally Posted by gregg-o View Post
    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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