i was trying to remove my crank a few days ago and managed to get the LH arm off relatively easily but when it came to the drive side i can't get the crank bolt to move at all. i have tried WD40 as well as getting one of my friends to stand and the wrench (desperate times, desperate measures) but no luck, does anyone have any advice? thanks
you sure your turning the wrench to turn in the right direction? (anti-clockwise)
leave the wd40 to work its magic for a few minutes at least.
get a larger friend
use a bigger wrench
Plus Gas (from halfords) or liquid wrench spray(better penetrating oils), soak it for a couple of days and try again. Add a couple of short sharp shocks with a mallet to break the threads apart as well. Go easy..sheared bolts suck.
As a last resort, bit of heat, go easy. Had this problem on a Motorcycle caliper sliding pin. Patience is a virtue.
Would suggest a breaker bar/socket combo for leverage but i would put money on a bolt shearing scenario.
yeah i checked i was turning the right way and left the WD40 and the crank to become better acquainted but the bigger wrench/friend suggestion sounds good! and thanks for the tips also 2Squeak i was hoping to avoid giving packing heat but i'm running out of options
Take it to a bike shop.. They've got spanners about 3ft long to get bare leverage on the bastards!
true true, its just that i took the chain off so getting the bike to a shop seems like its gonna be a long process
put the chain back on?
Can you get to moseley?
yeah adroit that would make sense but i'd rather not put the other crank arm back on reattach the pedal etc.
yeah i'm pretty close by dubmaster, why?
Cause I fix bike innit..... I can get the burger off!
I use a bit of steel tube. Put that on the end of your spanner and give it grief. Longer the tube the better.
Zip up your man suit!
today i reattached what i unattached, my bike is once again mobile and if you can help to get the burger off i would appreciate it
stu f my man suit shrank in the wash, i've had to resort to wearin my cat suit which isn't really having the desired effect
Hi neddos! Ill be in all week if you want your bike lookin at just send me a PM.
thanks dubmaster, i will keep you posted
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