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Old 08-26-11, 08:17 PM   #1
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Crank Removal on a Shwinn Varsity

I've been seeing videos online and they have said to remove the bolt and then use a crank puller to remove the crank but I can't seem to find that on my bike I'll post some pictures up please help I will greatly appreciate it





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Old 08-26-11, 08:23 PM   #2
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You have a one piece crank, commonly called an Ashtabula crank. No need for anything but a big crescent wrench or a large rock.
http://sheldonbrown.com/opc.html
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You have a one piece crank, commonly called an Ashtabula crank. No need for anything but a big crescent wrench or a large rock.
http://sheldonbrown.com/opc.html
Thanks for the help I'm such a newbie so this should be even easier than buying a crank puller. Thanks again
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I just noticed I didnt even have to do that to change it into a single gear on the front :O
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I just noticed I didnt even have to do that to change it into a single gear on the front :O
Yep. Just remove the five bolts that hold the chainguard and large chainring to the little chainring and you'll be fine. Clean off the rust and polish them up- they make great wind chimes.
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