Readers ask: How To Remove A Bicycle Crank Spindle?

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.

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 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.

What is a crank puller?

Crank pullers are used for the removal of basic three-piece crank types: square-type spindle arms, and splined-type spindle arms. When the spindle end is no longer recessed inside the hole, the crank bolt can not apply pressure to hold the arm tight on the spindle. A worn crank will need to be replaced.

How do you remove a racing turbine crank?

To remove the arm, use a 8mm hex wrench on the crank bolt and turn counter-clockwise. One-key system will remove arm from the spindle. After removing the right arm, pull the left arm to remove. It may be necessary to use a mallet and tap spindle to free the arm.

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Do you grease crank spindle?

So for our René Herse cranks, we recommend that you lightly grease the crank spindle. Crank bolts can loosen over time, but that does not mean that you should re-tighten them. Instead, remove your cranks every couple of years and inspect them for cracks. (You should do this with all cranks, no matter the brand.)

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