- 1 What can I use instead of a crank puller?
- 2 What tools do I need to remove a crank?
- 3 How do you remove a self extracting crankshaft?
- 4 Are crank pullers universal?
- 5 Are there different size crank pullers?
- 6 Is hollowtech better than square taper?
- 7 Can you remove bottom bracket without tool?
- 8 Are square taper bottom brackets good?
What can I use instead of a crank puller?
You can also pry the threads out or remove them by slowly threading the bolt, depending on the crank arm type of your bicycle. Use a bolt or a spanner tool to remove and loosen the washers.
What tools do I need to remove a crank?
- Appropriate wrench to remove crank bolt/nut: CCW-5 Crank Wrench. Hex wrench. MW-SET. 2 Combination Wrenches. PAW-12 Adjustable Wrench.
- Crank puller: CCP-22 for square taper cranks. CCP-44 for splined cranks. CWP-7 – universal fit.
- Torque wrench.
- Thread preparation: ASC-1. PPL-1.
How do you remove a self extracting crankshaft?
- Leave the retaining ring of the self-extracting systems in place in the arm. Do not remove the retaining ring.
- Begin unthreading crank bolt using hex wrench. Continue loosening until crank arm slides off spindle.
- Remove remaining crank arm.
Are crank pullers universal?
The universal design of the CWP-7 has a rotating tip pressed into each end of the tool (11.3mm and 16.3mm) so it will remove both square taper and splined (ISIS Drive™, Octalink®) crank arms.
Are there different size crank pullers?
There is no road versus mountain distinction with crank pullers. One size of extractor thread has been used on the vast majority of cranks for a long time, M22x1. There are several older sizes on cranks made by T/A, Stronglight, and possibly some more obscure ones, all of which need their own extractors.
Is hollowtech better than square taper?
It will mostly reduce the weight of the crank and therefore of the bike. Hollowtech cranks are noticeably stiffer and usually lighter weight. Square taper cranks very often develop a creaking sound. This doesn’t affect performance.
Almost anything can be taken apart without proper tools, including bottom brackets. it, but it can be done. The right tool for the job(any job) makes life much easier and will lower your frustration level by leaps and bounds. If it is a Square taper, isis or octalink then no.
Square taper bottom brackets may seem like anachronisms dating from the last century, and yet they remain the best option for metal cranks. The result is a lighter bottom bracket – but the larger spindle requires more material on the crank.