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Old 08-17-09, 07:16 PM   #1
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How on earth do I remove my cranks on a stock Pista

I've bought a tool but it doesn't work so how do I get these damn things off?
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Old 08-17-09, 07:17 PM   #2
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Why doesn't it work?
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Old 08-17-09, 07:21 PM   #3
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That tool doesn't go far enough into it so I can't pull it out
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Old 08-17-09, 07:26 PM   #4
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Then buy the right tool.
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Pista, as in Bianchi pista?

You got the wrong crank puller for that bb. It is possible to use it anyways tho, just get a small bolt that will fit into the bb spindle. then thread your puller on, and wall-ah.
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Pista, as in Bianchi pista?

You got the wrong crank puller for that bb. It is possible to use it anyways tho, just get a small bolt that will fit into the bb spindle. then thread your puller on, and wall-ah.
Awesome I'll try that thanks
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Old 08-17-09, 07:38 PM   #7
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Pista, as in Bianchi pista?

You got the wrong crank puller for that bb. It is possible to use it anyways tho, just get a small bolt that will fit into the bb spindle. then thread your puller on, and wall-ah.
Does that really work? Im going to try it. on square taper?

SO take the the crank bolt, and measure it up, thead count, go down to hardware store? thats easy?

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You can't take them off. They're part of the frame, just like the seatpost clamp.

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Why don't you post in the mechanics forum? This IS NOT a ssfg issue.
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Does that really work? Im going to try it. on square taper?

SO take the the crank bolt, and measure it up, thead count, go down to hardware store? thats easy?

Panther, Sixty-Fiver, Al, Operator....Do you secound his post, agree?
Bolt doesn't even have to thread into the axle, just something that will cover up the hole. Trust me, I'm actually a mechanic. I wouldn't recommend using any tool that isn't designed for the job, but you can use the gorilla bike mechanics approach.

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You can't take them off. They're part of the frame, just like the seatpost clamp.

you used to scorn useless posters.
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Old 08-17-09, 07:53 PM   #12
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Got it off, I just removed the front most part of the tool and it worked. Came off easily, thanks for the help.
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Haha, I just relized the guys I named don't hang out in BFSSFG. So just put some thing between the square taper and puller, and that should work? Whats the chances of this backfiring on me?

I don't have a square taper puller. And Im inbetween jobs, and I want to clean up my bottombracket/crank.
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is that sarcastic? I think his advice sounds feasable
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This threat is excellent, would read again.
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Does that really work? Im going to try it. on square taper?

SO take the the crank bolt, and measure it up, thead count, go down to hardware store? thats easy?

Panther, Sixty-Fiver, Al, Operator....Do you secound his post, agree?
This will work, I had a square taper that had a crappy plastic cup and it broke off. I got a bolt and some washers, put it through the socket hole in the BB tool, grabbed the wrench and a rubber mallet, gave it a couple of good whacks, and it loosened up enough for me to get the BB out.
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