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issue removing crank bolts/headset removal

lugsey2k5lugsey2k5 Posts: 960
edited April 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
hello
im trying to remove the bash guard off my xt crank set but 2 of the botls wont come out. the female portion on the thread insert is just spinning with the bold. i don't have a screwdriver big enough to fit on the end. how can i remove this?

secondly is there anyway to remove the CK cups from my frame without the proper tool or LBS trying to do it on the cheap?
thansk for any help

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  • red eyered eye Posts: 264
    use a knife, you know the one you eat your dinner with just the right thickness :D
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    get a crank bolt tool

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    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • lugsey2k5lugsey2k5 Posts: 960
    red eye wins im afraid nick on account his is free. thats assuming it works if not ill buy the tool. i assume buy the look of it its a fairly cheap thing. thanks
  • red eyered eye Posts: 264
    Do I get a prize? :D
  • lugsey2k5lugsey2k5 Posts: 960
    well see if it works first give me an hour and well see
  • red eyered eye Posts: 264
    lugsey2k5 wrote:

    secondly is there anyway to remove the CK cups from my frame without the proper tool or LBS trying to do it on the cheap?
    thansk for any help

    headset cups? long drift (long socket extension) and gently tap out, tapping all the way around so it comes out evenly
  • lugsey2k5lugsey2k5 Posts: 960
    thanks again will have a bash in a bit would help if my workstand wasnt useless.
  • red eyered eye Posts: 264
    you could always hold the frame inbetween your legs :D
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