[CR] TA Crank Extractor

Example: Production Builders:Cinelli

Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:49:55 -0500
From: "Marc St. Martin" <marc.stmartin@earthlink.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] TA Crank Extractor

Hello Listmembers,

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
Livermore, California