Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:46 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:40 pm 
Gold Trader | rBoTM Winner
Gold Trader | rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:30 am
Posts: 2470
Location: London
I need to remove a TA crank - my standard crank pulling tool doesn't work.
Anyone accessible by Rail in North East or West End of London who is able to do me a favour and remove it?

Will save me money - LBS charging £15 for a 1 minute job.

Or any LBS who charges about £5 or so for this ?

Any help appreciated


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:25 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:41 pm
Posts: 444
Location: Moneyscalp N.Ireland
does your crank extractor seem too small to screw in? the older (pre 1980's) TA's had a larger 23.35mm aperture as opposed to the standard aperture of 22mm so you'd need a dedicated TA/Stronglight tool to pull it off, not many shops have these but I can help if no one nearer can help....I'm in Brentwood, Essex


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:26 pm 
rBoTM Winner
rBoTM Winner

Joined: Fri May 20, 2011 5:59 pm
Posts: 669
Location: West Yorkshire
The crooks, you can buy the tool for that plus postage - link if it's any use. I think the old TAs are M23 thread

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAR-Extracteu ... xywbJSUvZk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:16 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:37 am
Posts: 533
Location: Nottingham
If you can loosen the non drive side bb cup you can create enough slack to knock the axle free. I've done this a couple of times with ta cranks.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:21 pm 
Gold Trader | rBoTM Winner
Gold Trader | rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:30 am
Posts: 2470
Location: London
AndyMart wrote:
If you can loosen the non drive side bb cup you can create enough slack to knock the axle free. I've done this a couple of times with ta cranks.

Thanks for this advice. Can you elaborate please?

And thanks for the other advice, I think buying that tool may be worth it.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:27 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:37 am
Posts: 533
Location: Nottingham
Hard to explain but if you loosen the non drive cup so it pushes the whole crank to the left, it brings the drive side closer to the frame and creates space between drive side bearings and cup. You can then loosen the non drive bolt and give it a good whack with a mallet to free the axle.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:28 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:41 pm
Posts: 444
Location: Moneyscalp N.Ireland
when all else fails these do the job fine.....<< http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-Piece-3-leg ... Sw3xJVXRqJ >>


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:32 am 
Gold Trader | rBoTM Winner
Gold Trader | rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:30 am
Posts: 2470
Location: London
AndyMart wrote:
Hard to explain but if you loosen the non drive cup so it pushes the whole crank to the left, it brings the drive side closer to the frame and creates space between drive side bearings and cup. You can then loosen the non drive bolt and give it a good whack with a mallet to free the axle.

Question
How do I loosen without taking the non drive side crank arm off?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:32 am 
Gold Trader | rBoTM Winner
Gold Trader | rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:30 am
Posts: 2470
Location: London
Excel wrote:
when all else fails these do the job fine.....<< http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-Piece-3-leg ... Sw3xJVXRqJ >>

Thanks - how do these work?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:45 am 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:37 pm
Posts: 117
Location: A Fujiyata saddle
"Question
How do I loosen without taking the non drive side crank arm off?"

Sounds like you may need to take it off indeed.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Camaleonte, dwscrimshaw, hamster and 40 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group