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How does a helicoil for stripped crank arm work?

I have stripped the left crank arm pedal holder. Can they use a helicoil to fix this? How can I find and buy a Specialized SRAM L crank? What part number is it? Thank you.

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    reuben Nov 27, 2013

    This is mistakenly under Huffy--I actually have a Specialized Sirrus Comp 2013 bike...apologies. Like welding idea--have found a bike store that will re-drill, put in a bushing or helicoil and then re-tap that so the pedal can be screwed in--all for around $40 dollars which feels about right---buying a new crank arm would have cost me around $120 I think although I had a hard time finding the parts on specialized website--must be in secret catalogue.

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I would just stop by a welding shop and have them weld the pedal arm on. You can buy another whole bike for what it costs to get a helicoil like that done. If it's the left hand thread, impossible.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

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    mike kirschbaum Nov 27, 2013

    That's a fair price, and a better option.

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SOURCE: Pedal arm stripped and pedal will not screw in.

You Can go to www.huffybikes.com to order a new crank arm and pedal, go to the Support and than go to Missing a Part

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The reason the pedal fell of is because of a bad set up. Who assembled the bike? If, you did, guess what! You did not tighten the pedal to the crank arm to begin with. If, Walmart or other discount store did it, have them fix it. You have to understand. you bought the bike without professionals putting it together and sometimes that is a problem when you don't have the knowledge of what you are doing. You have to pay one way or another. When you let a kid ride a bike that is not assembled correctly you are endangering them. My advice is :Get it fixed right.

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