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Removing shimano cranks w/old school tool(10 posts)

Removing shimano cranks w/old school tooltobinb
Jun 11, 2003 8:42 PM
There was a thread here a couple weeks back about removing cranks from the newer splined, hollow bb axle. Of course the old style of crank puller has nothing to push against unless you drop in a washer that is slightly bigger than the bb axle, yet smaller than the crank. It sounds easy but the two pieces are really close in size, and anything slightly too big or small wont work.
Well after scrounging my parts pile today i finally found a part that is just the right size, and i thought id pass the info along. Its a lock nut-washer from the barrel adjuster on a first generation shimano LX v-brake lever,circa 1995. I left it threaded on the barrel adjuster, reversed it and popped it into the hollow bb axle. The barrel part holds it in place while you spin on the crank puller. presto, off came my crank! The washer stuck in the axle a little bit, but i hooked it clear with an old spoke. So there you go, no new tool from the man needed. cheers,
Your a genius!!the bull
Jun 12, 2003 4:04 AM
But next time just unscrew the bolt with the washer/dust cap in place! It acts as a built in extracter so all yo need is the allen wrench to loosen the bolt.
105 isn't self-extracting.Alexx
Jun 12, 2003 4:40 AM
Really, Bull, I thought you KNEW something about bikes....

Oh, BTW, there is a little adapter that Park makes for older crank tools-it costs you all of $5, I think. You can get one at your LBS.
Or, for $0.05..mpm32
Jun 12, 2003 7:11 AM
you can use a nickle. Bet you have one in your pocket. Seriously a nickle works.
what nationality?tobinb
Jun 12, 2003 8:11 AM
because ive got both canadian and us nickles and they are way too big. even a dime is slightly too large. Thats even with our deflated canadian currency!
Even a penny or dime is too big. nmEug
Jun 14, 2003 3:43 PM
Could you get a...the bull
Jun 12, 2003 8:03 AM
washer and bolt to make it self-extracting?
It seems stupid that they did this to 105 group.
I think I have seen kits for "normal cranks".
back in the day..tobinb
Jun 12, 2003 8:19 AM
I once had a set of Syncros Crank-o-matic self-extracting bolts for my mountain bike. that was so long ago i cant remember if they worked well or not.
The bolt from the self-extracting Ultegra would work. nmEug
Jun 14, 2003 3:41 PM
I gave up and just bought the right tool.Eug
Jun 14, 2003 3:42 PM
I could find the right sized washer, and I didn't want to rely only on the the self-extracting bolt I had for my Ultegra all the time. It seems kinda flimsly.