Today I was trying to remove my cranks but I had some serious problems!
First I Removed the frame/fork but When I put my allen key I did a Obsurd strengh and the bolt didnt rotate to i remove it! I have to twist in counter-clockwise to remove it on the right crank , and clockwise to remove it on the left crank???
Did anyone have this same problem? I´m afraid to pu too much strenght and broke anything! What I have to do? put all the strenght ? or There is another way to remove the 12mm bolt?( I hasve the crank removal tool to remove the crank after I remove the Fuc**ng bolt
some pics oh my allen key and the crank:
tip: find an old bar, put it over the allen key, and suddenly you have a larger handle. I usually just use my shoe while holding the frame and seat with my hands, that way I can put my full force on it if I need to.
A small key will work, you just have to be creative : ) the only 8 mm I have is about 4 inches long, and I haven’t had any problems yet.