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    Removing ENO Cranks ?

    Well, I had my torque wrench on the crank bolts and tightening to 30 ft pound per the WI instructions when the crank bolt head snapped off

    The crank arm feels pretty solidly attached to BB spindle at this point. Is there a correct method of removing crank arms off the square tapered spindle. I don't want to damage the crank arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_ID
    Well, I had my torque wrench on the crank bolts and tightening to 30 ft pound per the WI instructions when the crank bolt head snapped off

    The crank arm feels pretty solidly attached to BB spindle at this point. Is there a correct method of removing crank arms off the square tapered spindle. I don't want to damage the crank arms.

    Thx!
    there should be a different set of threads on the arm itself in the bolt opening; a crank remover threads into these and pushes against the spindle to remove the crank arm

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    there should be a different set of threads on the arm itself in the bolt opening; a crank remover threads into these and pushes against the spindle to remove the crank arm
    Ah yes.......duh

    Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_ID
    Ah yes.......duh

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    If there was a washer under the head of the bolt that broke off, make sure you remove this before proceeding with crank removal. Otherwise you'll just work the puller against the washer, thereby stripping the threads in the arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    If there was a washer under the head of the bolt that broke off, make sure you remove this before proceeding with crank removal. Otherwise you'll just work the puller against the washer, thereby stripping the threads in the arm.

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    good point. I've, uh, certainly never done that to a brand new crank

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    good point. I've, uh, certainly never done that to a brand new crank
    ...and I certainly have. To a 1972 Campagnolo Record crank. Fortunately I questioned the difficulty of turning the crank puller in time to see the error of my ways, sparing the arm from damage. But it was close. And a good learning experience.

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    no washer in this case....they came right off no problems.......thx

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