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    Getting leverage to remove crank

    I have a little 8mm hex key with maybe a 4" handle and I can't get the crank off. Would the handle on one of these be long enough, or should I try something like this?

    The Nashbar set looks like a pretty good deal since tools are 15% off, but not if I still can't remove the crank.

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    I'd get the set, if you're in the buying mood. Then you don't have a single use tool sitting around. Have you tried an extension on your hex key? I might go for a big pair of vise grips or a crescent wrench. Not the most elegant solution, but if you're not planning on pulling many cranks, it's hard to justify new tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tellyho
    I'd get the set, if you're in the buying mood. Then you don't have a single use tool sitting around. Have you tried an extension on your hex key? I might go for a big pair of vise grips or a crescent wrench. Not the most elegant solution, but if you're not planning on pulling many cranks, it's hard to justify new tools.
    I've heard of using a pipe but I never thought about using a crescent wrench. It worked.

    I owe you $10.

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    Save yourself some hassle, get a socket wrench and some allen sockets, pretty cheap at walt-mart, plenty of leverage and great for pedals, too.

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