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Old 04-23-08, 09:15 AM   #1
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Crank Upgrade: Tool?

I ordered new cranks to replace the Truvativ Touro's that came with my bike. I'm not going to replace my BB.

Question: Will I need a special tool in order to swap them out?

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Old 04-23-08, 09:21 AM   #2
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um yeah... a crank puller?
unless you want to just take the crank bolts off and ride the bike until the cranks fall off; but trust me, it's a lot easier to just buy a crank puller.
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Old 04-23-08, 10:03 AM   #3
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if they're the new (last 3-4 years) touro's they have the crappy powerspline bottom bracket which may not work with your new cranks. powerspline is like a really shallow isis that isn't compatible with anything. best to sort that out first.
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I checked with Raleigh...the bb is a Shimano UN54 (Square taper - 110.5mm)
I'm replacing the cranks with Andel's from Ben's. Hopefully I wont have a problem.

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as long as they both are square taper than you will be fine... square tapers are pretty much universal.

and yeah, you need a crank puller

oh, and a 6mm (i think) allen to get the crank bolts on and off.
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