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Old 10-22-07, 05:58 AM   #1
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crank slips

When Iím riding up hills the crank slips, I suspect this is a bearing problem? If so has any one got a good method of getting the crank off without the required tool, I have done this before many years ago but it wasn't pretty. Any help to resolve this problem would be greatly appreciated.
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Skipping is caused by worn-out chain wheels/sprockets/chain. Likely your front chain wheel has worn out. Check with your LBS to see what needs to be replaced. I suspect at least your chain and one front chain wheel, but more likely some rear sprockets as well.
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If so has any one got a good method of getting the crank off without the required tool, I have done this before many years ago but it wasn't pretty.
There is a reason it wasn't pretty. The correct tools are sold for a good reason. This just may be one of those times when the cheapskate pays the most. Crank Pullers are cheaper than the labor to pay for the job once.

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There is a reason it wasn't pretty. The correct tools are sold for a good reason. This just may be one of those rimes when the cheapskate pays the most. Crank Pullers are cheaper than the labor to pay for the job once.
Yep. Crank puller $7. Seriously - can't get any cheaper than that. Then there is also community bike shops that might even do it for free.
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