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.
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.
Originally Posted by tellyho
I owe you $10.
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.