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    Removing XT crank

    Is removing a Shimano M780 24/32/42 (XT) 10spd crank pretty straight forward. I need to remove it to install a XCG 44t in a ISCG05 mount and couldn't find any videos on shimanos website or youtube. Do I just remove the crank arm and use a rubber mallot to dislodge the crank with shaft.

    Thx, Pete
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    Yup, just like u said. It's a piece 'o cake. Good luck.
    whatever...

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    got it. Wanted to make sure I don't need any special tools

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    Remove the non-drive side fixing bolt (which will require a special tool), loosen the two Allen bolts at the end of the crank arm, and disengage safety tabs (if that model has them). It should slide out fairly easily.

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    Where can I get the special tool to remove the fixing bolt and what is it called

    Thx, Pete

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    This one?

    Universal Cycles -- Shimano TL-FC16 Crank Arm Install Tool

    I know that older models used this version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter19ue View Post
    Where can I get the special tool to remove the fixing bolt and what is it called

    Thx, Pete
    It's a 'pre-load adjuster' not a fixing bolt. I put that in quotes because it doesn't actually adjust preload. The opposed M6 bolts are the fixing bolts on Shimano cranks.

    You can normally get it out with a pair of snap ring pliers or needle nose in a pinch. It's only supposed to be finger tight. It won't budge with the fixing/pinch bolts tightened down though.

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    okay, it's a brand new ltc I'll be getting next week so I'll see if I can accomplish the task with just a pair of needle nose plyers. Thanks for all the help

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    The Park BBT-9 has this tool on one end as well.

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    Thanks for the info on this. I am upgrading to XT cranks this weekend and was looking for this exact info. I did get the Park tool version for the "preload adjuster".

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