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Crank Removal & Installation- ISIS Drive or Octalink

This article will discuss the removal and installation of crankarms on the round, splined type spindles. These are the ISIS Drive® or Shimano® Octalink types.

Crank Installation and Removal- Square Spindle Type

This article will discuss the removal and installation of cranks from square spindle bottom brackets.

Self Extracting or One-Key Release Systems

This article will discuss the removal of self-extracting or one-key release crank systems.

Road Positioning Chart

This article will describe the use of the Road Positioning Chart for competitive road bicycles. A similar article for MTB bikes is at MTB Bike Positioning.

MTB Positioning Chart

This article will describe the use of the MTB Positioning Chart for competitive road bicycles.

Crank Removal-Square Spindle Type

This article will discuss the removal and installation of cranks from square spindle bottom brackets. Crank pullers are used for two basic crank types: the square spindle type arms, and the splined type spindle arms.

Crank Removal of Stripped Extractor Threads

If the removal threads for the crankarm puller in the crankarm are damaged, there is a possible repair. You will need a Bicycle Research TC-8, which is a fluted bolt that cleans the threads. It comes with a pivoting stud to align the tool concentric to the threads.

BMX Three Piece Crank Service

This article will discuss the installation and service of the BMX three piece crankset using the 48 spindle spindle. These models of cranksets use cartridge bearing cups, a spindle with 48 small splines, a chainring and two arms.

Removal of Cranks with Damaged Threads (square type only)

This article will discuss how to remove square type cranks with damaged threads.

Trouble Shooting a Creaky or Noisy Drive Train

This article will discuss trouble shooting noisy drive trains. Creaking and squeaking noises are annoying, and can be a sign of more serious problems. Damage to component parts may result if they are left unattended.