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    crank removal

    possibly a stupid questiong but here goes... I have an '03 Icon (trek house brand) crank on my bike. I need to remove the inner ring and to do this I need to remove the drive side crankarm. It appears that all that I need to accomplish this is the properly sized allen wrench. Is this the case? If so, is it normal threading?
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    you'll need a crank puller

    Quote Originally Posted by chidDONG
    possibly a stupid questiong but here goes... I have an '03 Icon (trek house brand) crank on my bike. I need to remove the inner ring and to do this I need to remove the drive side crankarm. It appears that all that I need to accomplish this is the properly sized allen wrench. Is this the case? If so, is it normal threading?

    It's a little more complicated than that but not difficult. You'll need an allen wrench to remove the crank fixing bolts, but you'll also need a crank puller to remove the crank arms. The crank fixing bolts are threaded normally so you just turn them counter clockwise to remove them. You'll need the correct style crank puller depending on whether your bottom bracket has a square or splined bottom bracket. Park Tool's website has directions and a list of the correct tools. Start here:

    http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQrCarm.shtml

    To replace the crank arm just line it up and re-attach it using the crank fixing bolts. One note -- after removing the crank fixing bolts be sure to remove any washers that are between the bolts and the crank before using the crank puller.

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    cool. thanks for the help
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