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removing stronglight cranks(9 posts)

removing stronglight cranksmoschika
Apr 13, 2003 6:52 PM
how do i remove stronglight cranks? my Park crank-puller is too small. is there an adaptor? do i need a particular crank-puller?
Did you try turning the crank puller around?Silverback
Apr 14, 2003 7:56 AM
I haven't had a Stronglight in awhile, but when I did, I think I had to unscrew the movable part of the crank puller (the part you thread into the crank), turn it over and screw it back on the handle. The other end of the thing threads into the crank. Unless I have it mixed up with a Nervar crank I used to own....
re: removing stronglight crankseddie m
Apr 14, 2003 11:12 AM
The common double sided Park extractor has a 23 mm diameter on the large side, while the Stronglight crank has 23.35 mm diameter. The Park may work, or it may strip the threads. You can take a chance with the Park or get the correct tool (Try biketoolsetc.com). If you strip the threads you can always take it apart with an ordinary gear puller, although that will probably cause further damage. Some of those old Stronglight cranks were quite nice and could be worth quite a bit to someone restoring a French bike, so it might be worth buying the right tool. I think I would first try removing it with the Park, without using too much torque.
Older stronglight cranksCalvin
Apr 15, 2003 5:07 AM
The older Stronglight cranks did not use the common 22mm thread for the extractor. The current Park Tool models no longer come with the 22mm/23mm option. The older models did have a second larger thread for the French TA brand. However, the Stronglight was even larger, at 23.35mm. You will need to get the tool from Stronglight. In looking at various sites, it appears Stein also makes one, see Stein Puller.
Check United Bicycle Tool(supply)N/Mcurlybike
Apr 15, 2003 8:11 PM
thanksmoschika
Apr 16, 2003 4:20 PM
looks like the way i may go. i'ld hate to always have to go to the LBS to get these removed.
my (newer) stronglight cranks are self-extractingJS Haiku Shop
Apr 16, 2003 6:08 AM
so you only need a hex wrench the size of the chainring bolt.
my (newer) stronglight cranks are self-extractingmoschika
Apr 16, 2003 4:21 PM
these are older stronglights. i have an older shimano 600 that's like that. why don't more cranks come that way. it sure is easier then always using a puller.
re: removing stronglight cranksmarkkar
Apr 16, 2003 11:17 AM
biketoolsetc.com has the Stein Stronglight crank puller for $29.95