Added reply in a thread help with crank removal!! 4/22/2020 9:46 AM

I always use a mallet and they pop right off. Those methods are for when you have managed to cold weld your fucking cranks together which can happen if combine no grease and rain.

Added reply in a thread help with crank removal!! 4/21/2020 6:29 PM

Shoutout to my first post being actually useful and getting buried by the screaming dude from Pennsylvania.

Added reply in a thread help with crank removal!! 4/21/2020 5:40 PM

Ohhh just noticed you're a mod, no wonder you're so gay. I take it all back, Sorry.

Added reply in a thread help with crank removal!! 4/21/2020 5:33 PM

This thread is the literal top result for "how to remove thunderbolt cranks" and fucking sucks. Whatever dude, Clearly you guys would rather random people take a fucking hammer to their 200 dollar cranks then just read the actual answer.

Added reply in a thread help with crank removal!! 4/21/2020 5:10 PM

My bad that I replied to the supreme keeper of this forum, You're actually a fucking weirdo. Where on this whole damn website did anybody mention using a hex bolt head.

Added reply in a thread help with crank removal!! 4/21/2020 12:36 PM

The thunderbolts have a cluster of plates that slip as soon it breaks the tension. You are not gonna fuck up this kind of crank by bunnyhopping it for 30 seconds. The absolute moment the crank has broke tension a tiny bit, the weight from your body shoots ... more »

Added reply in a thread help with crank removal!! 4/21/2020 12:33 PM

Exactly, riding then off is a last ditch effort, I would definitely bunny hop them off way before i rode them off.

Added reply in a thread help with crank removal!! 4/21/2020 12:31 PM

Yeah because mashing it with a mallet till your hand goes numb is an actual answer. I've literally hit a pair of these with a mallet with no luck, took it to a bike shop only to watch the head mechanic mash it even harder with no luck. The reverse bolt ... more »

Added reply in a thread help with crank removal!! 4/20/2020 10:52 PM

Sorry man, too many people look this up only to find a thread that provides no actual answer.

Added reply in a thread help with crank removal!! 4/20/2020 10:33 PM

If you must take it off without riding the bike, Get a hex bolt from home depot the size that fits in the end of the crank and use the head of the bolt and a hammer. It will push directly on the spindle and slowly but surely knock the crank off the cluster. ... more »

Added reply in a thread help with crank removal!! 4/20/2020 10:31 PM

INCASE you are googling this and come across this thread, BUNNYHOP REVERSING your front foot a couple of times and I guarantee they will pop right off. Be ready for what feels like a slipped pedal but the stuck crank will come off. If you are gonna take ... more »