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There are only two realistic solutions for this.

1) Replace the left crank arm that the pedal attaches too.

2) Insert a helicoil to replace the threads.

If replacing the left crank arm is not possible, then go the helicoil route. Either way this is best done through a bike shop as the helicoil system requires a good amount of mechanical knowledge and some specialized tools.

Posted on Nov 18, 2010

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