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    Stuck crankarm

    I'm in the process of completely refurbishing a 24 yr old Fuji Del Ray.

    I have the frame completely stripped except for the BB. Problem is that I can't get the crank arm off. I think it's just on tight, but before I apply more force to the extractor, I wanted to see if anyone has any suggestions.

    Thanks.

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    Make sure

    1) there's no washer left in the crankarm
    2) The extractor piece is threaded in as far as it go with a wrench

    Then give'er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    Make sure

    1) there's no washer left in the crankarm
    2) The extractor piece is threaded in as far as it go with a wrench

    Then give'er.
    +1. I've done each of those lessons once on separate occasions.

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    If all the above fails get a pickel fork (a ball joint operator) and a hammer. Put the pickle fork between the crank and bb an hit the end of the fork HARD a caouple of time. This should be enough to break the crank arm, lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kycycler View Post
    If all the above fails get a pickel fork (a ball joint operator) and a hammer. Put the pickle fork between the crank and bb an hit the end of the fork HARD a caouple of time. This should be enough to break the crank arm, lose.
    Lets not jump the *** here. I'm sure the crank will extract just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    Lets not jump the *** here. I'm sure the crank will extract just fine.
    +1, again.

    I've encountered a few crank arms that felt really tight initially. But with enough force, (&/or leverage) they've always extracted. Make sure you got a good quality tool and clean / grease the mating threads on the extractor and crank arm(s).

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