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    Need removal help(please )

    Hey im having trouble taking off my crank . I loosened and took off my bolts already and it still doesn't come off it has a square taper cup and cone bb. Do need anything else or is it just stubborn ?
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    hammer and a block of wood are a dead blow hammer

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    Quote Originally Posted by yearz View Post
    hammer and a block of wood are a dead blow hammer
    DO NOT DO THIS.

    At best nothing would happen. At worst you'll ruin your cranks.

    You need a crank puller to remove the crank arms, and you need a torque wrench to reinstall. Torque wrench is only optional after you've installed ~50 cranksets.
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    nah mang, just ride it without the bolts. They'll fall off eventually
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    nah mang, just ride it without the bolts. They'll fall off eventually
    I got a bike with a stripped crankarm once and did this. It was practically welded on there (early 80s bike) It took about a month of riding before that sucker loosened up. Even making sure I did a bunch of unnecessary bunnyhops and stoplight sprints.
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    ^ so much win.

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    I had to give that advice to some guy at the co-op after he stripped his crank threads. He also had to ride back home brakeless - womp womp - but he was one of those guys that scoffs at the idea of brakes on fixed gears
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    nah mang, just ride it without the bolts. They'll fall off eventually
    The come off nice with marred tapers, replacing marred cranks is much easier/cheaper than buying a $12 tool!
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    I was 1/2 serious
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    A car's gear puller works really well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    A car's gear puller works really well too.
    I tried my gear puller on that old bike I had but the jaws wouldn't fit in between crank arm and BB
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    I have read about that and considered bringing up the topic at the co-op member meeting. It seems like a good idea since plenty of people try to pull their cranks without asking for guidance and end up with trouble.

    Any idea what size is needed for cranks?
    Last edited by hairnet; 12-03-11 at 07:33 PM.
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