Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    301

    Fubar'ed my crank puller

    So I tried to remove my non drive side square taper crank arm today. I succeeded in ripping the puller out of the crank arm ruining the puller and the threads on the crank arm. I wasn't mad just quite surprised. So my next move is to saw-zaw/hacksaw the spindle so I can get the BB out.

  2. #2
    AZ
    AZ is offline
    banned
    Reputation: AZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    19,998
    Three jaw puller will sometimes get it done.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    24
    I spent a lot of time getting a crank off of my road bike when I did this exact same thing. I ended up using a combination between a bearing puller and a steering wheel puller and it finally popped off, with a surprisingly loud bang. Soak it with PB blaster before you try anything, and like az mtns said, maybe a 3 jaw would work but that depends on the shape of your crank.

    Good luck, I take it you're trying to save the crank arm?

  4. #4
    human dehumidifier
    Reputation: wv_bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    5,033
    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Three jaw puller will sometimes get it done.
    A pickle fork will work, every time. AKA tie rod or ball joint separator. Any suspension mechanic should have one. Make sure the gap is big enough to get around the spindle, put the tool between the frame and crank arm and whack it good and hard 2-3 times. Watch your toes because the crank will fall on them if you don't.

    This is what it looks like in use (not on a bike)
    I may or may not be laughing at you.

Similar Threads

  1. Is this the right crank puller?
    By Treadstone Assassin in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-17-2009, 12:29 AM
  2. Which Crank Puller?
    By KeepTheRubberSideDown in forum Tooltime
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-21-2009, 02:50 PM
  3. Crank puller?
    By ANdRewLIu6294 in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-24-2005, 01:59 PM
  4. what crank puller
    By bikeforlife in forum Tooltime
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-23-2004, 12:41 PM
  5. crank puller tool stuck on crank!
    By KamikazeBikr in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-12-2004, 06:06 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •