As of today, I'm a proud owner of a new (to me) Paramount from the '90s. When I got the bike back home, I switched out the pedals (from cleated to platform) and was disappointed to see that the right crank arm's threads are stripped pretty badly on this newly acquired bike. Once out, the other pedals will not go back in even, and would not stay in at all. At this point, I'm concerned that I'll have to replace the whole arm, which seems silly given it's just some stripped threads.
At this point, would you try to unbuy this bike? I would hate to do this, as I'm really ready to love this bike -- my first road bike. Or do you think this kind of thing can be fixed easily enough? If so, should I take it to a standard bike shop or would you take this to some kind of a metal/drill shop? I'd run it over myself to have them take a look, but the closest good bike store is about an hour from where I live, so I wanted to run this by you all first. I appreciate your help with this.