Helicoil Inserts

I stripped out a screw hole (not the screw) on my bicycle stem while replacing my fork. Is the stem toast?

Must I replace the stem, or is there a way to fix this?

JB weld or a self-tapping screw will NOT give you the clamping force necessary to keep a stem tight enough to ride with. Your only hope of salvaging the stem, if you ABSOLUTELY MUST keep it, is to drill out the hole and put a helicoil insert in it.

If you don't know what a helicoil is or can't do the work, then BUY A NEW STEM. Don't listen to anyone who says otherwise, unless you enjoy your loose stem throwing you to the ground.

Next time, grease the bolt threads and use a torque wrench.

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Helicoil Thread Repair M12 x 125 Drill and Tap 12 Inserts CAPT2011
Helicoil Thread Repair M12 x 125 Drill and Tap 12 Inserts CAPT2011
$32.88
1 2 13 X 15D 750 Phosphorous Bronze Free Running Inserts 1185 8BN 0750
1 2 13 X 15D 750 Phosphorous Bronze Free Running Inserts 1185 8BN 0750
$5.95
3 4 10 X 1D 750 Phosphorous Bronze Free Running Inserts 1185 12BN 0750
3 4 10 X 1D 750 Phosphorous Bronze Free Running Inserts 1185 12BN 0750
$7.50
Helicoil Thread Repair Inserts R1185 12
Helicoil Thread Repair Inserts R1185 12
$10.00
HELI COIL 1 3 4 8 UN PREWINDER THREAD INSERT HAND INSTALLATION TOOL
HELI COIL 1 3 4 8 UN PREWINDER THREAD INSERT HAND INSTALLATION TOOL
$95.95
20 NEW 10 24 X 285 Helicoil Thread Inserts Stainless
20 NEW 10 24 X 285 Helicoil Thread Inserts Stainless
$8.20
50 Helicoil Inserts 1185 06CN 207 Stainless Steel 6 32 UNC Free Running
50 Helicoil Inserts 1185 06CN 207 Stainless Steel 6 32 UNC Free Running
$8.99
New Heli Coil M4x070 Type II Prewinder Thread Insert Hand Installation Tool
New Heli Coil M4x070 Type II Prewinder Thread Insert Hand Installation Tool
$45.00
New 1 pc Heli Coil 6 and M3 Thread Insert Tang Break Off Tool
New 1 pc Heli Coil 6 and M3 Thread Insert Tang Break Off Tool
$30.00
NEW 20pcs M508 2D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert
NEW 20pcs M508 2D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert
$6.81
Helicoil Thread Repair M12 x 15 Drill and Tap 12 Inserts New Free Shipping
Helicoil Thread Repair M12 x 15 Drill and Tap 12 Inserts New Free Shipping
$30.99
Helicoil Thread Repair M6 x 1 Drill and Tap 12 Inserts New Free Shipping
Helicoil Thread Repair M6 x 1 Drill and Tap 12 Inserts New Free Shipping
$12.99
NEW 30pcs M61 15D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert
NEW 30pcs M61 15D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert
$8.34
NEW 20pcs M8125 3D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert
NEW 20pcs M8125 3D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert
$9.27
10 32 X 15D 285 Screw Lock Dry Lube SS Helical Inserts MS21076 L4N
10 32 X 15D 285 Screw Lock Dry Lube SS Helical Inserts MS21076 L4N
$6.50
5 16 24 X 1D 312 Stainless Screw Lock Inserts MS21209F5 10
5 16 24 X 1D 312 Stainless Screw Lock Inserts MS21209F5 10
$5.95
20pc M61 15D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert
20pc M61 15D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert
$7.21
Heli Coil Sav A Thread 770 3223 Spark Plug Repair Kit 5334 14 with inserts NEW
Heli Coil Sav A Thread 770 3223 Spark Plug Repair Kit 5334 14 with inserts NEW
$26.99
HELICOIL 7 16 14 THREAD REPAIR KIT 5521 7 TAP TOOL 5 INSERTS USES 29 64 DRILL
HELICOIL 7 16 14 THREAD REPAIR KIT 5521 7 TAP TOOL 5 INSERTS USES 29 64 DRILL
$12.25
HELICOIL 7 16 14 THREAD REPAIR KIT 5521 7 TAP TOOL 6 INSERTS BRAND NEW
HELICOIL 7 16 14 THREAD REPAIR KIT 5521 7 TAP TOOL 6 INSERTS BRAND NEW
$12.50
Helicoil Thread Repair Kit M10 x 125 x 15 With 12 US Stainless Steel Inserts
Helicoil Thread Repair Kit M10 x 125 x 15 With 12 US Stainless Steel Inserts
$24.95
Heli Coil 6 Inserts M16x200 Metric Coarse Thread Repair Kit
Heli Coil 6 Inserts M16x200 Metric Coarse Thread Repair Kit
$110.00
HeliCoil Sav A Thread 14 x 125 Spark Plug Inserts 770 3221
HeliCoil Sav A Thread 14 x 125 Spark Plug Inserts 770 3221
$3.79
Heli Coil 1 4 20 UNC 3 8 Inch Overall Length Free Running Helical Insert 12pk
Heli Coil 1 4 20 UNC 3 8 Inch Overall Length Free Running Helical Insert 12pk
$7.00
Helicoil insert 3585 02CNY129 QTY 100+ Heli coil
Helicoil insert 3585 02CNY129 QTY 100+ Heli coil
$34.95
Heli Coil Insert3591 5CN625 QTY 250+
Heli Coil Insert3591 5CN625 QTY 250+
$99.99
Heli Coil Insert 3591 5CN625 Qty 100+
Heli Coil Insert 3591 5CN625 Qty 100+
$42.99
Heli Coil Insert 3591 5CN625 QTY 1000
Heli Coil Insert 3591 5CN625 QTY 1000
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Heli Coil Insert 3585 3CN285 QTY100
Heli Coil Insert 3585 3CN285 QTY100
$39.99
Heli Coil Insert 3585 4CN625 QTY100+
Heli Coil Insert 3585 4CN625 QTY100+
$39.99
3 8 16 X 1D 375 Stainless Screw Lock Inserts MS21209C6 10
3 8 16 X 1D 375 Stainless Screw Lock Inserts MS21209C6 10
$5.95
10 24 X 1D 190 Tangless Locking Helical Inserts NAS1130 3C L10
10 24 X 1D 190 Tangless Locking Helical Inserts NAS1130 3C L10
$5.50
8 32 X 1 1 2D Heli Coil Threaded Inserts 3585 2CNW246
8 32 X 1 1 2D Heli Coil Threaded Inserts 3585 2CNW246
$7.50
2 Boxes of Helicoil Inserts M16x2 Inv26937
2 Boxes of Helicoil Inserts M16x2 Inv26937
$350.00
HeliCoil 5546 8 Thread Repair M8 x 125 12 Insert  Tool Complete Kit
HeliCoil 5546 8 Thread Repair M8 x 125 12 Insert Tool Complete Kit
$34.29
New M81252D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert 30pcs
New M81252D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert 30pcs
$7.59
New M81251D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert 10pcs
New M81251D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert 10pcs
$3.59
50 Helicoil Heli Coil 3591 10CN 938 Screw Thread Repair Inserts 5 8 18 X 938
50 Helicoil Heli Coil 3591 10CN 938 Screw Thread Repair Inserts 5 8 18 X 938
$70.00
New 10pcs M5082D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert
New 10pcs M5082D insert length helicoil Stainless Steel Screw Thread insert
$3.78

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