Has anyone ever tried to remove...

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  • Cottered cranks, bastard things! I've read Sheldon's piece on the pipe and hammer approach to get the pins out. Anyone tried this or got another idea??

  • the pins are usually soft metal, so hacksaw the end off (so it's flat) and then drill it.

  • i ground off and metal hanging over forming a lip then smacked them through with a hammer in ONE hit, i sometimes but a piece of wood in the way, maybe try a rubber mallet

  • thanks guys. i'll try the hammer then get the drill out.

    now considering whether to reinstall them or just buy a cheap double. decisions...

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Has anyone ever tried to remove...

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