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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:52 am 
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orbeas wrote:
get an engineer to fit a Helicoil bringing back to the original size.

thinks its 6mm


This is the best repair. Actually much stronger than the original thread just cut in the alloy. Campagnolo should have made it with a steel thread insert in the first place.

If you are in the States you can send it to me to be repaired. Probably not worth the postage costs though if you are in the UK.

It is a 5mm Heli-coil.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:31 pm 
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In the 1950s we would have got it going by tying a knot in it. But in these days of appearance being more important there is probably not enough inner cable length to do this.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thank you for the comments and advice. I'm going to try and fit a helicoil, fairly cheap for an m5 kit on fleabay. I'm sure success will be more readily re-threaded ( pun intended ) ) than abject failure.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:23 am 
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aye lad, or you could just buy a new one from a profit making organisation . .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-NIB-CAMPA ... 3cd721b940

i can remember when these were £19.99!!!

:shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:02 pm 
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+1 for helicoiling it. Invisible repair and stronger than it was originally. What's not to like?

See if you can find someone to do it for you as it's fairly expensive to buy all the kit but the actual helicoil is about 10p.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:04 pm 
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rusty bodie wrote:
aye lad, or you could just buy a new one from a profit making organisation . .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-NIB-CAMPA ... 3cd721b940

i can remember when these were £19.99!!!


'Kinell - that's a bit of a price.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:14 pm 
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The heli-coil kit from ebay at £14 seems to have done the job. Easy enough, even with only basic tools. A good fix to save replacing the part. Thanks for the advice.


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