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removing xt crank

drewbeardrewbear Posts: 23
edited March 2008 in MTB workshop & tech

I have just got some new chain rings, can anyone tell me how I remove a an Xt hollowtec II crank and what tools I would need for this Job



  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    pre loadtool and allen keys.

    have a read of parktools.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • drewbeardrewbear Posts: 23
    cheers, will have a look
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Undo allen pinch bolts half a turn at a time alternating between the bolts when pinch bolts undone remove pre-load cap on most shimano cranks there is a small black plate which pivots on the inside pinch bolt this plate has a pin which fits in ahole in the crank axle which stops the arm falling off if the bolts come undone lever this up with a screwdriver and the arm should come off if it doesnt dont hit it soak a rag in hot water and wrap the rag round crank leave for a minute and it should come off with a bit of wiggling
    Fig rolls: proof that god loves cyclists and that she wants us to do another lap
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    If you don't have a pre-load tool then you can use needle nosed pliers, see the trailside fixes on the front page.
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