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  • Removing Crank Help!

    Today I was trying to remove my cranks but I had some serious problems!
    First I Removed the frame/fork but When I put my allen key I did a Obsurd strengh and the bolt didnt rotate to i remove it!
    I have to twist in counter-clockwise to remove it on the right crank , and clockwise to remove it on the left crank?????
    Did anyone have this same problem? I´m afraid to pu too much strenght and broke anything! What I have to do? put all the strenght ? or There is another way to remove the 12mm bolt?( I hasve the crank removal tool to remove the crank after I remove the Fuc**ng bolt
    some pics oh my allen key and the crank:


    Last edited by erikmoda; 2010-12-20, 04:13 PM.
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  • #2
    No, this bolt is counterclockewise to remove on both sides. It is a normal bolt.

    The opposite threads thing relates to where the pedals screw into the cranks.
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    • #3
      PS, you won't be able to apply "absurd strength" through a small Allen key like that anyway. Make sure the key is well seated, then give it some seriosu welly. Anti-clockwise each time.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mikefule View Post
        No, this bolt is counterclockewise to remove on both sides. It is a normal bolt.

        The opposite threads thing relates to where the pedals screw into the cranks.
        ok so I will take it off now , lets be the hulk ahahaha!
        "When the balls hit the ground , smile , they could have fallen on your face " Erik Moda
        "No matter the quantity, much less quality, but the value that you give" Erik Moda
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        • #5
          man can I put in the place of Grease , solid vaselin?!
          "When the balls hit the ground , smile , they could have fallen on your face " Erik Moda
          "No matter the quantity, much less quality, but the value that you give" Erik Moda
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          • #6
            Originally posted by erikmoda View Post
            man can I put in the place of Grease , solid vaselin?!
            Do the right thing and use grease.
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            • #7
              This thread may help.

              I had a rough time loosening the allen bolt to pull the cranks on my muni:



              I still use the little piece that broke off. I use a pretty solid monkey wrench to turn it. That gives me enough torque to get the bolts off. But I'm no mechanic so don't follow anything that I say!

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              • #8
                tip: find an old bar, put it over the allen key, and suddenly you have a larger handle. I usually just use my shoe while holding the frame and seat with my hands, that way I can put my full force on it if I need to.

                A small key will work, you just have to be creative : ) the only 8 mm I have is about 4 inches long, and I haven't had any problems yet.
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                • #9
                  I used a old bar and putted over the allen key , Yeah now my uni is perfect smooth thanks everybody!
                  "When the balls hit the ground , smile , they could have fallen on your face " Erik Moda
                  "No matter the quantity, much less quality, but the value that you give" Erik Moda
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                  • #10
                    I bought a long handled allen key specifically for this purpose. It takes a lot of force!
                    This is how I roll

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                    • #11
                      waaalrus, husky's should be under a lifetime warranty -- if you take that into a home depot you should get a replacement for free most likely (if you so wish)

                      the allen key i use for mine is right at 12" long, leverage is your friend

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by erikmoda View Post
                        Today I was trying to remove my cranks but I had some serious problems!
                        First I Removed the frame/fork but When I put my allen key I did a Obsurd strengh and the bolt didnt rotate to i remove it!
                        Well, your problem is solved, but just for the record: there is no need to remove the frame in order to remove cranks.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MondayHopscotch View Post
                          waaalrus, husky's should be under a lifetime warranty -- if you take that into a home depot you should get a replacement for free most likely (if you so wish)
                          Thanks for the tip! I'll see if they'll do that.

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