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.
How do you remove a Shimano crank without a tool?
Simply place the crank extractor inside the crank bolt hole, rotating it clockwise until tight, before turning it counterclockwise so that the crank comes off. Remove the crank from the other side of the bike in the same manner and, voila, you’ll have officially removed your crankset just like that.
Are there different types of crank pullers?
Crank pullers are used for the removal of basic three-piece crank types: square-type spindle arms, and splined-type spindle arms. Square tapered spindles are made with a slight slope or taper. Cranks used with a loose bolt will result in movement and wear between steel spindle and the sqaure hole the crank.
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.
How do you remove a crank pulley without a puller?
There is a way to do it. You put a wrench on the pulley bolt and block the other end against the floor or the frame. Then you use the starter motor to turn the engine (DO NOT START IT, JUST TURN IT) for at most one or two revolutions of the crank. Just enough to break the bolt loose.
Why is my bike crank creaking?
The most common cause of creaking is the crank being loose on the spindle. Remove the crank bolts, lubricate the threads and under the bolt head, and reinstall. Tighten the bolts to the manufacturer recommended torque. For more on crank installation, see How to Remove and Install a Crank.