Bicycle Mechanics - Removing a Crank
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04-05-01, 02:36 PM
Does removing a Crank with a splined bottom bracket require a different crank puller than one used with a square taper bottom bracket?
Thanks for the help.
Not sure, but I thought the spined Shimano's came with self extracting crank bolts eliminating the need for a crank puller. Could just be the higher end ones though.
04-06-01, 12:24 PM
If you're talking about the crank arm probably not, but it would be wise to ask someone, (your local shop), who can SEE it.
If your're talking about your bottom bracket , just get the right tool. If your bottom bracket is "Italian" don't forget the threads on the left side are right handed not left as on "English" BBs
04-06-01, 03:06 PM
All crank arms on the newer bottom brackets are self extracting.the bottom bracket itself requires a splined tool shimano ect.
04-06-01, 05:19 PM
Thanks for the help. Good thing I asked before I went and tried to yank the crank with a crank puller.
Does self extracting mean that I just loosen the crank bolt in the normal fashion (ie: counterclockwise) and the crank will come off?
04-09-01, 02:09 PM
signed u know.!
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