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Old 02-19-08, 10:02 PM
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How to remove cranks from FSA spindle?

Hi all,

I know very little to nothing about the world of BMX, but I have decided to use BMX cranks on my singlespeed commuter, because I like the BMX chainrings (they have character) and because I wanted a 1/8" wide steel chainring, and apparently they are only made for BMX.

So I went ahead and bougth a Euro BB (that's supposed to work with a BSA BB shell) and a FSA crankset. In the FSA package with the crankset there was a tool for installing the cranks onto the spindle, and I do get how this tool works. What I don't get is: how will I remove the cranks from the spindle? The interface between the cranks and the spindle looks like it is going to be extremely strong.
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Old 02-19-08, 11:39 PM
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loosen and wiggle?
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Originally Posted by live4muzic2 View Post
loosen and wiggle?
Is that really the way it's done? As I said, these FSA (uses 19mm spindle) cranks seem like they'd be stuck really hard on the spindle. Even stronger than on a square taper, and even there we use crankpullers to remove the cranks from the ST.

I forgot to mention: there are no screws to loosen on the cranks themselves. Only on the sides of the spindle.
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I know my friend didnt use a remover to get his off. and on my mirracos i just wiggle em'.
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Rubber mallet.
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when you loosen the bolt that holds the arms on. loosen it half way off the thread then hit the bolt with a hammer. do the same til the crank is just about off, then give it a few taps with the mallet. then pull the spindle out. that might help.
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Originally Posted by callumrides View Post
when you loosen the bolt that holds the arms on. loosen it half way off the thread then hit the bolt with a hammer. do the same til the crank is just about off, then give it a few taps with the mallet. then pull the spindle out. that might help.
Alright. Thanks!
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the tool would serve the same purpose as that bolt, and just smash on that tool with a mallet without the collar the tool comes with. When installing the arm you would use the collar. If you were unfortunate as I was I used a block of 2x4 wood and a mallet on the arm.
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