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Apparently I can't extract an ISIS crank for 5 cents

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Old 02-22-08, 11:23 PM
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Apparently I can't extract an ISIS crank for 5 cents

Buy an extractor for 15 bucks or try a go for 5 cents? 5 cents it is!

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FAIL

Guess I'll be at the LBS tomorrow picking up another crank extractor for my collection (this will be the third)
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Old 02-22-08, 11:54 PM
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Old 02-23-08, 12:04 AM
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Think square drive extractor + nickel + ISIS drive
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Old 02-23-08, 12:41 AM
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Why didn't I think of trying that before I went out and bought another puller? Ah well. You could borrow mine, but I think I'm like a 3 hour drive away.
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double down

try two nickles or this. they also came with every FSA ISIS I have ever bought,ask lbs if they have an xtra one. vvv

http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg..._id=SH-TL-FC15

http://www.fullspeedahead.com/fly.as...id=104&pid=191
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Prior to my nickel adventure I did just that and asked the LBS for an adapter. As usual they didn't come through though :-\

Maybe Ill try two nickels but a nickel but it wasnt so easy grinding down the first to get it to fit in


edit: I know who will have the adapter, Cambria Bike, I'll go venture on their way tomorrow. Since the extractors are so similar it just seems silly to have more than one
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Old 02-23-08, 08:03 AM
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Ha ! I did the same thing with a dime. The fit was good, but same result.
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Old 02-23-08, 08:19 AM
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Since the Shimano plug tool comes with every 105 Octalink crank set, I'm surprised your LBS didn't have a few spares.
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Old 02-23-08, 09:12 AM
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2 dimes works great.
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...or a steel fender washer (small holes).

Coins are made of nickle, copper and/or zinc, none of which are tool-quality metals.
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Which goes to show.... it's not the tool, but the person behind it.
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