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Originally posted by WorldIRC
when u use it. make sure u take the washer out. i learned the hard way. thank god it wasnt my 600 crankset.
It is gratifying to learn that I am not the only one who has neatly press-fitted a crank bolt washer onto my extractor plug.
Please do not attempt to remove a crank without a proper crank extractor. Even with the proper tool, crank removal must be done with care to avoid stripping the very fine extractor threads in the crank. Also, there are two different types, one for traditional bottom brackets with square taper spindles and a slightly different one for newer Shimano splined spindle bottom brackets.
Get a book on bike repair AND the proper tool before attempting this.
If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!
Last edited by RainmanP; 08-16-02 at 08:01 AM.