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    Please help. Helicoil installation.....

    So I'm in the situation I've never wanted to be in, I've cross-threaded one of the post mounts on my fork. I'm not going to go into the details as it will only make me angrier.

    Anyway, I want to try and resurrect the thread before going down the path of new lowers. I can't say that I'm overly confident going about a Helicoil installation by myself, for starters I don't have a great place to work, let alone all the tools.

    Has anybody installed a Helicoil in a fork mount?

    Can you suggest somewhere that can do it for me? I'm willing to pay whatever to get it done properly.

    Any other suggestions?

    I'm absolutely livid over this, PLEASE HELP ME!

    Grant.

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    Hi Grant,

    I can help you with that, I've done plenty of Helicoils, and have a few kits lying around.

    Post-mount? Is this for V-brakes?

    Casper

    Oh yeah - stripping a thread is no big deal, and the helicoil will leave it stronger than it was originally - don't worry about it.

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    Hey Casper.

    It's the front calliper mount on my fork.

    I really have no idea about any of this. It's a standard m6x1mm pitch thread.

    Any help you can provide would be appreciated immensely, and you will be remunerated with any desired currency or commodity.

    Obviously more than happy to work around your needs of where, when, how.

    Thanks mate.

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    Casper to the rescue.

    Mount drilled out and Helicoiled. Good as new, probably better.

    Absolute legend. Thank you.

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    No worries. Happy to help out.

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    Excellent story
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Reminds me of the time Casper rescued one of my interstate mates the night before the Otway Odyssey a few years back. Saved all of us some grief.
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    He also has a cool dog.

    The man can do no wrong.

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    Glad you got it sorted, the axle bolt thread in a Lefty DLR2 is a helicoil, mine came out with the bolt one day so I bought a kit to replace it, that was a few years ago...so I guess they work pretty well.

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