How do you remove a bike crank axle?
How to remove your road bike’s crankset
- Loosen the left-hand crank bolts. First, use a 4mm Allen key to loosen up the hex bolts that hold the left-hand crank arm onto the crank spindle.
- Remove the adjustment cap.
- Remove the crankset.
- Clean up the bottom bracket.
- Put it all back together.
- Retighten the bolts.
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.
Can you change crank arm on bike?
A bike’s cranks must be properly maintained to keep your bike operational. These are the arms connected to the Bottom Bracket (consisting of axle, bearings, etc.) via the axle(usually square on the ends). If you need to change your cranks, you can do so as long as you have the proper tools.
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.
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.