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Old 05-23-14, 06:53 PM
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'85 Raleigh Crank Threads?

hi all,
i'm trying to do a rolling mechanical restoration on an '85 Sport Touring ( Team USA). i've gotten just about everything done except the BB. i'd like to disassemble it and clean, lube and adjust it to remove some slop. if it has caged bearings, maybe replace with individual bearings ( bearing size?). of course i need a crank puller. i'm hoping someone here knows the thread size so i can order one.
thanks,
frank
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99% or more of the cranks produced since the seventies use the same crank puller threads. The only issue is the diameter of the pusher pad.

Older pullers had a pad small enough to fit through the square hole on sq. taper cranks. Newer puller pads are a larger diameter for the newer splined spindles.

The pad size is inportant, because the small one won' fit large spindles and vice versa. However some removers come with both pads which might make sense for you.
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Originally Posted by 3154tm View Post
hi all,
i'm trying to do a rolling mechanical restoration on an '85 Sport Touring ( Team USA). i've gotten just about everything done except the BB. i'd like to disassemble it and clean, lube and adjust it to remove some slop. if it has caged bearings, maybe replace with individual bearings ( bearing size?). of course i need a crank puller. i'm hoping someone here knows the thread size so i can order one.
thanks,
frank
I removed the cranks on my '84 Raleigh Super Course with a Park Tool CCP-22. It worked fine. This was the same tool I used to remove the cranks from the '80 Nishiki and the '88 Schwinn.

Park Tool CCP-22 SQR Taper Crank Puller > Accessories > Tools > Crank & Chainring Tools | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

The bearings are also bog-standard. I think mine were caged bearings, possibly 1/4" but can't remember for sure. In any case, I had new, similar caged bearings in a drawer and put them in without issue. Again - bog standard. Best. DB
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
99% or more of the cranks produced since the seventies use the same crank puller threads. The only issue is the diameter of the pusher pad.

Older pullers had a pad small enough to fit through the square hole on sq. taper cranks. Newer puller pads are a larger diameter for the newer splined spindles.

The pad size is inportant, because the small one won' fit large spindles and vice versa. However some removers come with both pads which might make sense for you.
The only large diameter hollow spindles that require a large pusher pad on the crank puller are Octalink and ISIS and they were only in cartridge form and introduced well after the 80's. I'm certain the OP's bottom bracket is a standard square taper and the Park or other puller with the small pusher pad will work.
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thanks guys for all the great info. went to my LBS and bought a Park puller, they didn't have the 22 so i grabbed a CWP-7. fits the threads on the crank great. haven't tried it yet because i don't want the bike down while i look for the bearings. turns out they're sealed, i found a barely legible tag on the BB.thanks again, frank
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