A new riding buddy recently bought a '06 torker dx 24" off ebay, and came with the cranks on the wrong sides. After removing both bolts from each crank they were ready to come off, but they won’t budge! MY torker dx cranks came off easily after removing the bolts, so I expected the same east removal. Does anyone know the best way to get them off? Obviously can’t use a crank puller since these are spined. Appreciate any help. Thanks!
PS: In the meantime, we just reversed the saddle so the pedals won’t continue to come loose, but we’d prefer the brake bosses in the back.
Apparently this is quite a common mistake to make, thinking the cranks are assembled wrong where as it is user error leading to backwards installation of the wheel.
That happened to me when I got mine out of its box
Terry you shouldnt feel dimb for doing that…Just this morning i brought my wheel to work for its monthly maintenance pakage and i thought that i ahd put the cranks on the wrong sides…So i took them both off anagin and my co-worker pipes up and says, couldnt you have just turned the wheel around…Then i felt so dumb…Even those non uni people kno that!!
Hmm, when you were taking the extractor bolt out, did that just unscrew itself and come out, cause one of my cranks, it does that too, but the other side, the crank gets pulled off with it. I found that the side that doest get pulled off, is on there pretty good, and takes some pulling to get off.
Nope, I didnt loose it, but on the top of the crank, where the allen wrench goes, and it has the little ring, on one crank, that is secure and pulls the crank with it, on the other, its loose. Too many grinds and crankgrabs. =p