Re: [CR]Crank removal problem

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Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 10:19:44 -0700
From: Joseph Bender-Zanoni <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Crank removal problem
In-Reply-To: <>

There are three alternatives I know of:

1st: If the threads are not totally stripped, have the treads chased by a competent shop (or buy the tool).

2nd: Use an automotive bearing puller.

3rd: Use the bearing puller with a little heat. Do not heat the cranks over 400 degrees F for any length of time.


At 06:31 AM 5/14/01 -0700, wrote:
>Hi all,
>I was hoping to replace the cranks on an early 1970s Holdsworth but the thread on the drive side has been chewed up at the start (not by me!) and I can't get the extractor to "bite".
>Does anyone know the best way of resolving such a problem? Is it just a case of levering it off by wedging something between the bottom bracket and the crank arm?
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