I posted this earlier in the wrong forum, so here is a copy and paste of the post in the Mountain Biking Forum:
I recently purchased RaceFace Prodigy XC cranks with a RaceFace SRX bottom bracket. I have not put these cranks on yet, as I need the proper tools that I will be buying tommorow. My problem is that I got too anxious and went ahead and attached the both crank arms to the bottom bracket outside of the bike. I tightened the allen screw snugly, but not too tight. I then thought it would be easy to remove the crank arms off the bottom bracket for installation, but I cannot get them off with my bare hands. I know that there are crank extractors, but I am not sure how they work. So will I be able to remove the cranks from the bottom bracket using a crank extractor? Or does anyone have any other methods?
Thanks in advance!