What tools do I need to remove a bike 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.
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.
Why do you need a crank puller?
3 Best Crank Puller To Get The Job Done This tool is built to remove crank arms from bikes with smaller nuts such as M8 nuts and bolts. The significant part about using this tool is removing even the tightest cranks without putting much force into it.
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.
Why does my crank arm keep coming loose?
If you’ve been repeatedly riding with a loose crank arm it could be that it’s now damaged. You could try tightening with lots of torque, grease on the square taper and threadlocker (e.g. blue Loctite, but in a pinch any kind of glue works) on the threads.
When should I replace my bike crank?
- The threads for the pedal get stripped/damaged to the point the pedal gets undone easily.
- The mating hole for the bottom bracket fretts and is no longer a good fit.
- Cracked crank arm – if the mating hole wears, and is retightened enough times, the crank arm slides too far onto the bottom bracket.