Re: [CR]Crank removal problem

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Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 14:53:50 -0400
From: Leonard Bulger <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Crank removal problem

I've used the steering wheel puller before and once some of the metal of the crank spider broke off. Someone (Var perhaps?) makes a puller that attatches to the crank arm. A pickle fork for breaking car ball joints might work too. Here's a method if you're really desparate: Remove the the crank arm and bottom bracket cup on the other side. Support the open bottom bracket lug with a pair of steel plates over a 55 gal. drum so that the spindle sticks between the plates. If you're lucky, push the spindle out of the stripped crank arm with an arbor press. If you're not lucky enough to have a press, wail on the spindle with a hammer and drift. If you're really unlucky, heat up the crankarm with a torch and then wail on the spindle.

Then there's always Grant Peterson's method: He sawed through a brand new Phil bottom bracket spindle with a hacksaw!

Leonard Bulger Ann Arbor, MI

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