View Full Version : Dam Cranky!
December 23rd, 2002, 10:44 AM
A little story of woe...
My crank is being a pain in the ass! I was trying to replace the granny gear, but the threads in the crank just stripped out when using the park tool to remove it. >:(
So now I'm looking for a bike shop with a puller that will work on the drive side crank. Grrr.
Has anyone had this happen to them?
Is anti-seize recommended on BB spindle before I put the next crank on there?
December 23rd, 2002, 12:28 PM
I don't remember if it was on these forums or not, but I've read a lot of discussions/arguments about the whole grease-on-the-spindle thing. I was always taught that you didn't grease square-tapered BBs, but put a very light coat on the spindle of splined BBs. So when I had a square taper, I didn't grease it and never really had a huge problem taking it off. I'd love to hear other opinions though.
Unfortunately, your crankarm may have to be sacrificed to the gods. Guess it depends on how stripped it is and how good the shop is with jury-rigging stuff. Cause, I mean, even if you get it off, you won't want to put it on again, right? Since you would have this problem the next time? I dunno, good luck on that front, I feel for ya.
December 23rd, 2002, 04:49 PM
Kudos to Ken at Framingham Landry's, since he got the dam crank off for me today.
He said 80% of the time a frozen crank will loosen by backing off the tightening bolt and riding on it around the block. No luck with mine tho.
He has a tool which cuts new threads in the crank then pulls the crank off in normal fashion. He said gear pullers just will not work on the drive side crank. Too much crap in the way.
My whole drive train is shot, cuz I have not done a thing for 3 years on it. Everything is stretched and worn out with a big chainsuck problem. Got my money's worth tho. :)
So I bought a BB, couple tools, and cassette, and he charge me just $15 for the 30+mins labor with that dam crank. Fortunately, I have a new crankset and chain at home. Next year I'll watch the chain stretch, and replace when I should.
Right or wrong...I'm putting a little anti-sieze on the next set of cranks. Movin on...
December 24th, 2002, 09:42 PM
Back in biz, with new drive train, from cassette to BB and crankset. What a difference! I never had it this good.
I now appreciate a good LBS. I put all the parts on myself, but I returned to Landry's to check it out. They fine tuned the derailers and showed me how many links to take out of a new chain....no charge.
OK, bring on the snow! :)
December 24th, 2002, 09:45 PM
I see ur putting those dumbbells to good use..lol Wheres the new bike .lets see some pic's mister.
December 24th, 2002, 11:27 PM
Are those dumbells?
Huh...I thought they are tire holders.
No wonder they are so dam heavy! :D
Yes, I'll get to the new bike frame soon.
December 24th, 2002, 11:36 PM
Can I have your studded tires? PLEASE!!!!!
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