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Old 06-22-10, 02:04 PM
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removing a mangled dust cap?

Sigh. it nevers ends.
I have to get this dust cap off to get at the BB. (not my bike originally. I didn't do it.)
and it looks like a mess
I am soaking them hoping I can get a flatheaded screw driver in there (I seem to see a slot) but does anyone else have another suggestion? these cranks are disposable.
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Old 06-22-10, 02:08 PM
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Sigh. it nevers ends.
I have to get this dust cap off to get at the BB. (not my bike originally. I didn't do it.)
and it looks like a mess
I am soaking them hoping I can get a flatheaded screw driver in there (I seem to see a slot) but does anyone else have another suggestion? these cranks are disposable.
Try to get some needle pliers to grab enough hold of an edge and try to turn
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Old 06-22-10, 02:17 PM
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There is a tool called an "Easy out" that is designed for this.
Harbor freight has them.
Tap it into the hole and unscrew. Works every time.

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for get it. got it.

trivial really. sorry to waste space here.
Liquid wrench plus slightly offsized allen key.

but I would still love help on that darn jammed adjustable race.
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i'd get a dremmel and cut a little more of a slot, then use something like a quarter and a pair of vice grips to turn it, you want to make sure you use something as wide as possible and try to turn it out. Otherwise you're going to have a hell of a time removing the crank bolt/arm
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