Problems removing Bontrager race crank (isis style)
My bontrager race cranks creaks on every single turn of the pedal, so I'd like to remove the crank, re-grease and re-assemble. I removed the 8mm bolts on the crank, and now I am trying to remove the crank from the isis bottom bracket.
This is the tool that I have: Nashbar crank extractor.
I first unscrewed the outer part all the way, then I screwed it into the crank by hand until I could no loonger it it in there by hand. Then I started to turn the tool clockwise driving it into the crank. I kept turning it, and it is as tight as it can get, and it won't extract. I feel that I've applied more then enough pressure to remove any type of bolt known to man, and this thing still won't come off. I am guessing by the fact that it won't move it means that the stopper on crank extractor won't let the exractor in anymore.
So what am I doing wrong? do I have the wrong tool? Per nashbar this works with Isis BBs. P.S. i've found similar posts but with no resolution.
Bike: 2002 Gary Fisher Sugar 2 with Bontrager Race Crank and Bontrager Isis Bottom Bracket
Last edited by vtsteevo; 01-18-10 at 08:02 PM.