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Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Bikes: Ciocc fixed, Raleigh record winter bike, Bianchi Grizzly SS, Pinarello Surprise, Raleigh Twenty, Bridgestone Picnica, various sundry bits and pieces...
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Originally Posted by HereNT
So it turns out I did strip out one of the cranks on my Bianchi (having a pedal clipped to your shoe but not the crank does you NO good!) and just tried using a regular crank extracter to pull it, but it didn't fit. Goatmeal had the feeling that the road crank arm he was going to loan me wouldn't fit either.
What tool do you need to pull 165mm cranks off of a track bike? Can you use a regular road crank once you have it off? My left leg is a little longer anyways, don't think the size difference would worry me too much.
I've got to start getting the right tools to work on her, so she lives through many more years of my abuse
If you've stripped the threads off the crankarm, then you've got problems as all crank pullers I know require those threads to seat the tool prior to pulling the crank. See http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQcrkarm.shtml
When you say it didn't fit
, I'm not sure if you meant it's not threading on or it the crank holes was physically larger or smaller than the tool. The length of the crank arm is irrelevant AFAIK
. The only issue you may have with interchangability of the cranks, apart from splined vs. tapered, is that some cranks require specific lengths of bottom bracket spindle. This because the cranks may bottom out on shorter spindles. The taper is the same, but Campy uses a smaller starting diameter than, say, Shimano.
I'm not sure if track spindles may have different tapers, though.
Originally Posted by operator
truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??