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, email@example.com wrote:
>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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