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    Anyone near Houston have Pedal Taps?

    Trying to change from French (14mmx1.25) to virtually everyone else (9/16-20) on a Vintage Peugeot tandem. I've read you can just run the more standard taps through the cranks and all is good. (Or am I wrong?

    I don't want to spend $35+ for the Park Tools tap set, and EVERYONE is out of stock on the cheaper Icetoolz sets.

    Even hit up 3 bike shops on Sunday and they looked at me like I was crazy when I mentioned pedal taps. (That scares me...Only one shop even knew what I was talking about.)

    Anyway - if anyone is in Houston or near Houston I can bring the two sets of cranks by and we can run the taps through in no time. I'll supply a 6 or 12 pack or reasonable amnount of cash for the time.

    Or, if someone could direct me to a shop with the icetoolz set in stock I'd be happy to buy them too.

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    They seem hard to come by.
    I messed up my cranks with the french pedals.
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    Can't say for sure he has them but I would try Dan Kan over at Procycles off of N. Shepherd. A wealth of knowledge and who I always go to for my C&V needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarkgriswold View Post
    Trying to change from French (14mmx1.25) to virtually everyone else (9/16-20) on a Vintage Peugeot tandem. I've read you can just run the more standard taps through the cranks and all is good. (Or am I wrong?

    I don't want to spend $35+ for the Park Tools tap set, and EVERYONE is out of stock on the cheaper Icetoolz sets.

    Even hit up 3 bike shops on Sunday and they looked at me like I was crazy when I mentioned pedal taps. (That scares me...Only one shop even knew what I was talking about.)

    Anyway - if anyone is in Houston or near Houston I can bring the two sets of cranks by and we can run the taps through in no time. I'll supply a 6 or 12 pack or reasonable amnount of cash for the time.

    Or, if someone could direct me to a shop with the icetoolz set in stock I'd be happy to buy them too.
    To do a proper job of it, you need to install a helicoil. Running a tap alone will not hold long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
    To do a proper job of it, you need to install a helicoil. Running a tap alone will not hold long term.
    Thats what I was afraid of, the thread size is pretty close to 9/16 to begin with. I'm not set on keeping the original cranks, but wasn't sure I wanted to buy a replacement tandem crankset. The helicoil kits for cranks are really pricey, and I'd need two.

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