Tools for crank and bottom bracket removal

nimchimpsky82

Dirt Disciple
Hi all

I've just got a 1987-ish Gijs van Tuyl Racing Feather. I'm very keen to start riding it, but want to treat it to some proper rust proofing first...

I've never removed a crank or bottom bracket before, and am trying to get my head around what's involved. I'd just like to check that the tools I think I need to buy are correct.

I think I need:

1. socket wrench 14mm
2. crank puller (will any crank puller do? components are Shimano 600)
3. lockring wrench (perhaps http://www.probikekit.co.uk/bicycle-too ... tAodSwEAng?)
4. pin spanner (maybe http://www.parktool.com/product/pin-spanner-red-spa-2?)
5. adjustable spanner (for the flats on the right cup, and for twisting the crank puller)

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Thanks in advance for your advice! :)
 

Robbied196

Senior Retro Guru
As above :)

There are much cheaper options though, between Ebay and Halfords you can get everything you need. I wouldn't bother removing the right cup if you don't need to, I'd be surprised if a adjustable spanner will remove it. Normally you have to clamp it in a vice and twist it off using the frame to get enough leverage and not damage the flats.

14mm socket
Crank Puller (make sure you wind it right into the crank arm, if you only give it a few turns its the classic way of ripping all the threads out)
C Spanner & Pin Spanner
 

ian.allen2

Retro Guru
The bottom campag spanner (pic with red back ground), is for the bottom bracket cone behind the chainset. This is a left hand thread. If you are going to remove this, undo by turning clockwise.
 

nimchimpsky82

Dirt Disciple
Tx all -- very helpful :)

Old Ned":2fpxa0bt said:
Is that a bolt on the chainwheel side or a self-extracting allen key one?

There's a bolt inside; just haven't bothered removing the dust cap yet :)

Robbied196":2fpxa0bt said:
I'd be surprised if a adjustable spanner will remove it. Normally you have to clamp it in a vice and twist it off using the frame to get enough leverage and not damage the flats.

Thanks, hadn't realised that. Explains the bottom Campy tool in Nob's message I guess. I came across this tool http://www.probikekit.co.uk/bicycle-too ... tAodCAkAXw in a Bikemanforu vid: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYlEGtc_yTU[/youtube]

Quite like the look of that -- two for the price of one and it should last me a good long time.
 
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