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Old 06-09-09, 12:15 PM   #1
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Which tool is used to remove these crank dust caps?

Which tool is used to install & remove these crank dust caps? The pins on a pin spanner are much too large.
These are from a Shimano XT crank.
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Old 06-09-09, 12:24 PM   #2
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Not exactly the specified tool, and I don't know the proper name for it either, but I have a tool (plier like) for removing/inserting split rings that would work.

Of course so would two small allen keys
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Old 06-09-09, 12:30 PM   #3
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I took a spare curtain hook and made a tool for mine.
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I bent a fork (please don't tell my roomates)
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or bend a small length of solid electrical wire
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It depends on how tight they are. The caps that came on my Truvativ crank would not come out using any of the above methods and I tried all but the fork method. A proper pin spanner designed for the task would do the trick though (use the RED version).



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Not exactly the specified tool, and I don't know the proper name for it either, but I have a tool (plier like) for removing/inserting split rings that would work.

Of course so would two small allen keys
They are called split ring pliers. They worked fine on my ritchey cranks.
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Needle-nose pliers work well.
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Or you can use this 2 for 1 tool, since you need a chainring nut tool anyway...
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...01_20000_29504
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snap ring pliers work also.

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Pin spanners come in a variety of pin diameters. Park's "Red" version works on my Ultegra crank.
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Thanks everyone,
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I had tried the Red one and the Green pin-spanner on my Ultegra. I found the green one worked best for me.
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I made a tool out of a small piece of wood with 2 nails sticking out
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