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    Crank bolts?

    Just got a rpm 165 square taper crank. It didn't come with crank bolts. Can I just use any old crank bolt or are there different sizes, threads, etc? I was thinking of getting allen crank bolts (like these http://cgi.ebay.com/Allen-Crank-Bolt...QQcmdZViewItem) so I wouldn't have to buy another tool.
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    hmm, I think any old ones should work. for those you should go to a shop, they may have some they'd give you for free. who knows. but I wouldn't pay $8.00 for them by no means.

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    Thanks. Yeah, I was going to ask around to some bike friends to see if someone had extras before buying something but if I do have to buy something I would like the allen ones. $8 is cheaper then the $30 or whatever for a crank bolt puller.

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    yeah, the self pulling crank bolts are nice, but whatever. I mean how often do you need to pull your cranks, ya know?

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    those bolts you linked to aren't self extracting.
    you'll still need a crank puller.

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