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Old 10-07-11, 07:03 AM
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Square taper crank tool for an ISIS crank

Is there anyway to use or modify a square taper crank removal tool to use on an ISIS crank (Octalink)?

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Is there anyway to use or modify a square taper crank removal tool to use on an ISIS crank (Octalink)?

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You might be able to find a fender washer that would fit over the spindle so that you can press on the edges. But be careful. You could just as easily jam the fender washer in the crank or damage the splines. If that happens, you won't save any money over the proper tool.
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You might be able to find a fender washer that would fit over the spindle so that you can press on the edges. But be careful. You could just as easily jam the fender washer in the crank or damage the splines. If that happens, you won't save any money over the proper tool.
True. I was thinking about using a bolt that will fit between the splines. Ah, its probably best I just buy the dang tool for the job. I just didn't want to go into town.
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Shimano supplied a steel mushroom-shaped plug (TL-FC15) that filled the hollow spindle of their Octalink bottom brackets and allowed a standard square taper crank puller to work. I expect any LBS should have a couple lying around. If you can't get one locally, Bike Tools Etc. has them for $5:

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

You may be able to improvise with the proper diameter steel washer. As a guide, the top cap diameter of TL-FC-15 is 0.650"
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Shimano supplied a steel mushroom-shaped plug (TL-FC15) that filled the hollow spindle of their Octalink bottom brackets and allowed a standard square taper crank puller to work. I expect any LBS should have a couple lying around. If you can't get one locally, Bike Tools Etc. has them for $5:

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

You may be able to improvise with the proper diameter steel washer. As a guide, the top cap diameter of TL-FC-15 is 0.650"
Ah, just found that adaptor myself. Thank you though. If I go into town, I'll get that instead, if I can.

So, 16.51mm diameter hey?
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