Bicycle Mechanics - Need help taking off a crankset on an old Lambert
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07-31-12, 06:46 PM
My friend and I are painting. He got down to his crankset and we can't figure out where to go from here. Is there a specific tool we'll need or are we missing something?
07-31-12, 06:51 PM
Here's another pic with the washer popped out.
You pull the cranks off a Lambert, using a crank puller the same way as any cotterless crankset. It's been a long time, but I believe that it's the same remover as Campagnolo (now the default standard), and the bolts are usually 14mm. If you don't know how to remove cotterless cranks, search for tutorials and you'll find a number to pick from.
Once you're down to the BB, you might wan to leave it alone if it's in good shape. Make boots you can hold on with the spindle bolts to mask it off while you paint the frame. If you decide to service the BB, search for a tutorial on the Lambert BB. It's a unique design and there are a few iterations, so make sure you find the right tutorial.
08-01-12, 06:05 PM
Kudos to the above advice. If it's GTG, then leave it in and paint around it. If it needs replacing, I believe either Phil Wood or Richie had a press-in bearing replacement BB made for Lamberts/Viscounts.
08-02-12, 08:09 AM
Early Lamberts used a proprietary 7/8" x 24tpi extractor thread (and an untapered spindle!). Later iterations used a standard 22mm x 1.0mm extractor thread. If a standard square-taper crank extractor doesn't fit, you probably have the early version and will need to use a pickle fork or chuck remover wedges to get the arms off.
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