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Campy crank tool question ...(5 posts)

Campy crank tool question ...Humma Hah
Mar 24, 2003 7:33 AM
Having now put my vintage Campy Pista cranks on the Paramount, it does occur to me that I will, from time to time, need to get 'em off again.

Not wanting to bugger these beautiful crankarms, I'd like to invest in a good crank puller that I know will safely pull 'em. Any recommendations? Bite the bullet and order a Campy tool?
I use the ParkDougSloan
Mar 24, 2003 7:59 AM
I use the Park tool with the rubber coated handle. Works fine.

Doug
re: Campy crank tool question ...cdhbrad
Mar 24, 2003 8:00 AM
I have Campy cranks on three bikes, Record, C-Record, and Chorus, and use a standard Park Crank Puller that works fine for me. Fits the threads perfectly.
Crank pullers, and a WARNING!fallzboater
Mar 24, 2003 9:30 PM
I've got a 20-year old Campy crank puller and "peanut-butter" wrench, and they're great tools, but the Park tool is fine, too. Whichever you use, just be sure to start with clean threads on the crank (I recommend using dustcaps), and carefully thread the tool all the way in by hand (don't cross the threads, or fail to use all the threads in the crank).

Also, always have the chain on the big ring when using a crank puller or pedal wrench! If your hand slips, it can be badly injured if punctured by dirty chainring teeth. (Much more likely when using a pedal wrench, but maybe possible with crank puller, too.)

-David
Thanks, and I do use dustcaps! (nm)Humma Hah
Mar 25, 2003 7:04 AM
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