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Old 2017-11-20, 04:31 PM   #76
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You can expect what you want and roll your eyes when you want. I can have a drily acerbic and fairly typical British sense of humour if I want.
OK, lets's go with that
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Old 2017-11-20, 04:54 PM   #77
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@Up Rite: If you hit the button to the right of the "Quote" button, you'll be multiquotin' like johnfoss in no time.

Remember to always remove the pedals before you remove the cranks (I have a set of cranks with pedals that wont come off). I' m getting this excellent thread back on topic.
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Old 2017-11-20, 06:51 PM   #78
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1) Remember to always remove the pedals before you remove the cranks


2) (I have a set of cranks with pedals that wont come off).
1) Now, that is good advice.

2) I was going to ask, do you have a vice? But I know how I'd answer that question myself!
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Old 2017-11-24, 06:18 PM   #79
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@Up Rite: If you hit the button to the right of the "Quote" button, you'll be multiquotin' like johnfoss in no time.

Remember to always remove the pedals before you remove the cranks (I have a set of cranks with pedals that wont come off). I' m getting this excellent thread back on topic.
I did that with a set of cranks alread.

By the way, really liked your mounting tutorial video.
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Old 2017-11-24, 06:20 PM   #80
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These look very useful.

One for the shop.
https://www.qu-ax.de/en/product/qu-a...-for-unicycle/

One for the road?
https://www.qu-ax.de/en/product/qu-ax-minitool-q15/
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Old 2017-11-25, 11:18 PM   #81
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Local cycle shops are all big on the Park brand of cycle tools. Are they really the best, or is there some sort of kickback, incentive for them over other brands? Is another brand better?

How good are the QU-AX tool kits I listed above? As good as the Park brand?
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Old 2017-11-26, 12:33 AM   #82
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Park Tools have been fine for me.

In general, buying a big tool set is more for aspiring bike mechanics, and in that case you would want something a lot more complete than either of the items you linked to. The few individual tools suggested by people on this thread should be all you need for unicycles, and I would never take any tools with me on a road ride, but I never go more than 50km. If you plan on some sort of insane cross-country ride, you would obviously pack some tools in with your camping gear, but you would figure that out based on the journey in question and what you were riding, and even then, it wouldn't be much.
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Old 2017-11-26, 04:02 AM   #83
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Local cycle shops are all big on the Park brand of cycle tools. Are they really the best, or is there some sort of kickback, incentive for them over other brands?
I bought a Park "Home Mechanic" floor pump that was utter crap. Maybe the more expensive "Professional Mechanic" model is better but they don't get a do-over from me. Other things of theirs have been fine. (Also true of Harbor Freight's captive-brand tools, I might add.)
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Old 2017-12-02, 06:10 AM   #84
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7GfCm35Dso

I see this excellent video of the Great Unigeezer showing how to remove and replace bearings and more.

Can someone tell me what is the correct size of Pitman puller to use to do this?
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Can someone tell me what is the correct size of Pitman puller to use to do this?
I use the Nimbus bearing puller from UDC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy3XvJr61DM
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I use the Nimbus bearing puller from UDC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy3XvJr61DM
Pitman puller is 1/3 the cost and available locally, and going by Unigeezer's video, seems to work just as well. Now I think there is only one size of these things.
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Pitman puller is 1/3 the cost and available locally, and going by Unigeezer's video, seems to work just as well. Now I think there is only one size of these things.
The crank threads are standard but the hub threads aren't; that's why you need an ISIS foot to the crank extractor for ISIS cranks. (No matter which manufacturer it is).
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The crank threads are standard but the hub threads aren't; that's why you need an ISIS foot to the crank extractor for ISIS cranks. (No matter which manufacturer it is).
Pitman puller for removing bearings, not cranks?
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Pitman arm puller should just work fine. Bearing is 42mm wide, which is just above 1.5" I guess. Crank diameter is what, 3/4"? That should give you an idea for the size of the puller. The smallest at an auto part place is probably the one.
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I purchased a Pitman puller to use as a bearing puller as per UniGeezer's video. The pitman puller will not fit. Inadequate clearance between the hub and bearing.
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