Re: [CR]Crank removal problem

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Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 16:04:57 -0400
From: Jeff Slotkin <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Crank removal problem

At 06:31 AM 5/14/2001 -0700, Bruce Robbins 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?

Surprised nobody's mentioned this, but there is a chaser available for every thread on a bike, including that one. I believe it is made by Bicycle Research, it has a pilot which threads into (or onto, for cheap bikes) the BB, and the rest is easy. Your LBS should either have one or be anxious to buy one. It's cheap, $10-15 or so.

Now, if you've got some old Stronglights or something, you might be stuck with using an automotive puller, because I'm pretty sure the BR chaser is only for modern threads.
Jeff Slotkin
Goose Creek, SC