What is the best way to remove a bike fork?
- Place the bike on a stand and take the front wheel off (link). Put a strap beneath the fork crown and around the down-tube of the bike to secure it. Disassemble the handlebar stem by unclamping it and removing it. Loosen the lock-nut and remove it along with any washers, cable hangers, and other accessories, making a note of the sequence in which the pieces are removed.
How do you remove a bike crank?
In a Nutshell:
- To remove the pedals from the crank arms, use a pedal wrench or a hex key to turn them. Right pedals are loosened by turning them counter-clockwise, whereas left pedals are loosened by turning them clockwise. Make sure the new pedals are greased and that they are screwed in at a consistent 90-degree angle
- Screw in each pedal until it is completely installed and snug
- then get on the road!
What can I use instead of a crank puller?
In some cases, depending on the style of crank arm on your bicycle, you may be able to pull the threads out or remove them by gently threading the bolt. To remove and loosen the washers, use a bolt or a spanner tool to do so.
How do I get my left crank arm off my bike?
How to disassemble the crankset on your road cycle
- Remove the crank bolts on the left-hand side of the engine. Initial step is to release the hex bolts that hold the left-hand crank arm in place on the crank spindle by turning them using a 4mm Allen key. To reassemble the bike, first remove the adjustment cap, then remove the crankset, then clean the bottom bracket, then reassemble the bike and tighten the bolts.
What is a crank puller?
Crank pullers are used to remove the main three-piece crank types: square-type spindle arms, splined-type spindle arms, and a combination of the two. When the spindle end is no longer recessed inside the hole, the crank bolt is unable to impart pressure to the arm, causing it to become loose on the spindle and fall out. It will be necessary to repair a crank that has become worn.