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Old 10-19-13, 02:00 PM
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HELP!! Crankset won't come off!

I am in urgent need of help with replacing my crankset and Bottom Bracket on my trek 8.4 DS upgrading to shimano XT. So, I got the crank puller and got the non drive side arm off easily, but i am in trouble getting the chain ring side off. the threads that the crank puller goes into are totally stripped so that the tool cant hold the arm to pull it off. I dont need any of the old set of crankset and BB anymore so I don't care if it gets destroyed because i am putting the XT BB and Crank on so please just help me get this off!
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Old 10-19-13, 02:04 PM
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cue in the jacobs chuck wedges and pickle fork suggestions.
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Old 10-19-13, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by reptilezs View Post
cue in the jacobs chuck wedges and pickle fork suggestions.
You can also go to Auto Store and get a puller to pull it off . If you have remove the bolt or nut and put the NDS back on , ride the bike until it come losses .
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Old 10-19-13, 02:48 PM
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A hammer and a big screwdriver or demolition bar work in a pinch. Just wedge the tool between the bracket and the chainring and tap away.
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Old 10-19-13, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bikeman715 View Post
You can also go to Auto Store and get a puller to pull it off . If you have remove the bolt or nut and put the NDS back on , ride the bike until it come losses .
i have used automotive pullers(typical 2 and 3 jaw) and they do not work well. cumbersome to setup etc. they do work sometimes but i skip it as an option a lot. pickle fork works for me when the crank does not need to be saved
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Originally Posted by reptilezs View Post
i have used automotive pullers(typical 2 and 3 jaw) and they do not work well. cumbersome to setup etc. they do work sometimes but i skip it as an option a lot. pickle fork works for me when the crank does not need to be saved
I agree with you about the pullers an I too prefer the pickle fork over the pullers . It was just a suggestion to the OP what he could do .
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Bugger all that carnage; do it the proper way: put the bike back together with DS crank bolt on loose, and go for a ride.
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Old 10-19-13, 05:06 PM
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I've cut them off with a carbon metal cutting disc Dremel
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What Kimmo said. Loosen crank bolt a couple of turns, ride it around the block up a hill. It will loosen right up.
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