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helicoil for lefty fork

dandel36dandel36 Posts: 70
edited January 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
hi all,
Can anyone help me with a problem with my lefty fork, I removed the wheel and a spring came out as well, I have since found out its called a helicoil and its 10 x1 mm, Having purchased some helicoil s I'm having trouble trying to screw the helicoil into the hub. Has anyone got any ideas as to do this.

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Did you just buy some Helicoils or did you buy the tools needed to fit them as well?

    I guess not.

    Go find a bike shop that can or an engineers workshop.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    Aye, unless you're going to be using helicoils regularly it's much cheaper just to pay a fiver for a one off, rather than buy a kit.
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