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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:45 am 
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...not quite! :shock:

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This is what happens when someone doesn't grease their tapers! :x

Apologies for the crappy phone pic but I just couldn't be arsed to go upstairs and dig my camera out of the box just to prove a point!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:37 am 
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Sorry to throw this into the mix but there might be a very good reason why some do and some dont. It might have something to do with weather.
We in the uk have a fair bit of rain whiich as we know promotes rust,which in turn could very well cause seizing problems whereas hotter countries wouldnt have to do this due to having less moisture in the air


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.not quite!


Indeed .At the bike station Glasgow in the last 3 or 4 months we've probably snapped about 3 crank pullers(i sheared one off myself). These were shimano ones and not cheaply made of cheese.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:31 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
...not quite! :shock:

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This is what happens when someone doesn't grease their tapers! :x

Apologies for the crappy phone pic but I just couldn't be arsed to go upstairs and dig my camera out of the box just to prove a point!

That's not because there is no grease on the taper

And if you believe it is, the real problem is what old time radio men referred to as "a short between the earphones"


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:01 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
...not quite! :shock:

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This is what happens when someone doesn't grease their tapers! :x

Apologies for the crappy phone pic but I just couldn't be arsed to go upstairs and dig my camera out of the box just to prove a point!


shite tool!

My Park tool is in its 15th year

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:11 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:22 am 
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hollister wrote:
That's not because there is no grease on the taper

And if you believe it is, the real problem is what old time radio men referred to as "a short between the earphones"


No, it's probably because the cranks have never been off in the life of the bike but it happened at too opportune a moment not to include it here... :|

legrandefromage wrote:


shite tool!

My Park tool is in its 15th year



That's as maybe but it doesn't alter the fact it's never happened to me before... :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:26 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
but it happened at too opportune a moment not to include it here... :|

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That tells me all I need to know


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:27 am 
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hollister wrote:
We_are_Stevo wrote:
but it happened at too opportune a moment not to include it here... :|

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That tells me all I need to know


Believe me, it was hardly deliberate; the non-drive side came off fine! :?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:31 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
...not quite! :shock:

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This is what happens when someone doesn't grease their tapers! :x

Apologies for the crappy phone pic but I just couldn't be arsed to go upstairs and dig my camera out of the box just to prove a point!


To be honest, I have had exactly the same crank tool snap on me on a friends bike, that had only been assembled a month by a local "high street chain of bike shop, with green and yellow livery", and had been greased.... so go figure :roll:

legrandefromage wrote:
shite tool!

My Park tool is in its 15th year

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Ditto. my Campagnolo tool is in its 25th year, and still going strong (same as this one... image lifted off the wonder-web)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:44 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
...not quite! :shock:

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This is what happens when someone doesn't grease their tapers! :x


If I understand, I have won a bit of your tool in the box :lol:


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