I just received a "TA" crank extractor (23.0 mm) from an overseas seller on eBay. When I examined it, I could find no evidence that it was actually made by TA. It had a machined look to it as if it were home-made.
My suspicions were furthered when I used it to remove some TA Cyclotouriste cranks. First use (and I'm careful) resulted in some slightly rounded bolt shoulders.
Does anyone have a photo of an actual TA extractor to which you could link me? Furthermore, have any of you had good luck with knock-offs?
Marc St. Martin