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    Strongarm II removal question

    OK, I'm trying to remove the cranks on my wife's '03 Epic WSD but the damn things don't seem to come off. According to the S website, they are XT Octalink splined. My bike's XTs have a screw that doubles as a crank puller. The ones on the Strongarm just unscrew leaving the crank in place.

    So - given that this is an Octalink, anyone have any tips or recommendations on how to budge thse damn things? Is my screw messed up since it doesn't ease the crankarm off?

    I'm confused....
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    use a crank insert

    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    OK, I'm trying to remove the cranks on my wife's '03 Epic WSD but the damn things don't seem to come off. According to the S website, they are XT Octalink splined. My bike's XTs have a screw that doubles as a crank puller. The ones on the Strongarm just unscrew leaving the crank in place.

    So - given that this is an Octalink, anyone have any tips or recommendations on how to budge thse damn things? Is my screw messed up since it doesn't ease the crankarm off?

    I'm confused....
    You need to get a crank insert (looks like a little button/coin) which fills in the hole in the bb so you can use a normal crank extractor. Park or other brands also do a specific octalink crank extractor that does the same thing.

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    OK, got it. Couple of washers did the trick.
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