I just stripped the clamp threads on my Suntour XC Power combo levers on my '88 Fuji Sundance. What's the best solution for this? Would most shops be able to retap the thread or drill through and install a nut? It's tough finding a matching replacement, and besides, these are otherwise in perfect condition.
hxzero: Installing the Helicoil is easy enough, the problem is that you need the special tap and insertion tool which would probably make it uneconomical to do yourself. I don't know what a shop would charge, but the job should take 10 minutes, tops. Drill out the hole, tap it, insert Helicoil, break off the driving tang, done. The Helicoil will be stronger than the original threads and be basically invisible.