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    How to remove stripped crank?

    yup, i did it. I stripped my crank threads trying to put my crank puller on. so how do i get the crank off now? I do intend to use the crank arm, bb, and frame again on a different bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxanadu
    yup, i did it. I stripped my crank threads trying to put my crank puller on. so how do i get the crank off now? I do intend to use the crank arm, bb, and frame again on a different bike.
    You have three things working against you:

    Stripped crank thread AND non-destructive removal AND want to reuse.

    Your best bet is to find a gear puller (similar to: http://doitbest.com/DoItBest/Main.as...e=Gear+puller). The arms need to grab the crank arm and the center bolt needs to push against the spindle. There are numersous brands/configuration, but I cannot recommend one that will fit your components.

    If you have square taper, Park tool says: (http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=136).

    If you reuse the crank arm, you will have the same problem again.

    At worst, you've probably learned a valuable lesson (and we all have our share). Remember, "experience is the teacher who gives the final exam first".

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    LBS will have a tool that reams out those threads and re-taps for a larger size, just one catch, every time you want to take that crank off you'll have to use the shops over sized puller.

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    Three leg puller, like this one, available cheaply from discount tool shops. I've used mine a couple of times for this, and it does the job quite well.


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    Two weeks ago I had a similar issue with my crank. I was replacing it anyway, so I took the angle grinder to it. Made for some fine fireworks. Crank came off without issue

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    This thread is 6 months old!

    I'm sure the OP has either solved his problem or given up.
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

    - Will Rogers

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    Wow - who brought this back to the top? Shows how much attention I pay....

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    ok this is the way to do it... grab a piece of wood and a big hammer. Just wang the wood in the back of the crank (nearby the axle obviously) with the hammer and sooner or later that will come out. If u have 5 arms just one hit around each arm. It will get lose but the crank for sure will get scratching marks, thats the only down side of it. well u cant use the cranks anyways so who cares... right?


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