Re: [CR]Fundamental Rite of Passage, now: dastardly customer tricks.

From: "Neill Currie" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Fundamental Rite of Passage, now: dastardly customer tricks.
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 16:37:48 -0400

Mark Stonich wrote: ""Please tell me I'm not the only one to try to remove a crank arm w/o removing the washer under the crank bolt.""

I was working as a mechanic several years ago, and the next bike up needed BB replacement. I removed the crank dustcaps, removed both crank bolts, and the washers underneath them. Removed the drive-side arm fine, but the non-drive was really tight. First off I checked the bench to make sure I hadn't forgotten to remove the washers again(they were there, on the bench), then I gave it one last reasonably strong wrench before resorting to the cheater bar. Something made me stop, maybe it was the fact that the remover was just a smidgeon further "out" of the crank than it should have been. Anyway, I found a second washer that I hadn't removed the first time. Phew!! -------------- Neill Currie Hillsborough Nh 03244 USA --------------- My MTB site: My blog: ---------------------