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It's unusual to see a one piece crank on a Traveller, my guess is it's not the original crank. You need to remove the lock nut at the base of the crank arm turning it clockwise not counter clockwise as you might think in the normal world of nuts and bolts. Then remove the lock washer once the nut is completly off; then pull the retainer out of the left cup; shift crankset to the right and drop the retainer out of the right cup and onto the spindle; then just wiggle the crankset out of the right side of the bottom bracket shell.
If your crank does not have the nut then you have to place a wide blade screwdriver into the left side of the lockring grove, then try first pushing it clockwise as above, if it doesn't budge then try tapping a hammer gently against the screwdriver handle to get the lockring to move. Once it's clear of the frame then slide the lockring off the crank.
Don't forget when removing pedals that the left side pedal loosens by turning clockwise, and the right side pedal loosens by turning counterclockwise.
Last edited by froze; 03-31-07 at 05:26 PM.