Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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mechBgon has it exactly right. One of Campy's better ideas in the early '90s was a left-hand threaded dustcap/extractor collar for their cranks. That way they could sell you a crank extractor that fit absolutely nothing else.
As he recommended, keep turning the fixing bolt after the resistance starts and it should pull the crank off the spindle. A drop of oil in the annuar gap between the bolt head and the collar should make it turn easier.
Also, don't you love Campy's use of a 7 mm hex when everybody else uses 6 mm (Suguino) or 8 mm (Shimano). Gotta be different just to be different. They even had one component that required a 3.5 mm hex. Try finding one of those.
Last edited by HillRider; 05-23-06 at 05:22 AM.