Crank Thread Wedgie

After a long consultation with Professor Internet, specifically the fine folks in the Bike Mechanics forum at I have reached the conclusion that the particular thread difficulties is as a result of it being stripped and then re-tapped.  So my handy dandy crank pullin’ tool isn’t going to help.  Alternate solutions are needed.

I considered everything from angle grinders to prying it off with a screwdriver, but finally settled on a pair of drill chuck removal wedges, a thing prior to yesterday I didn’t even know was a thing.   Amazon is delivering them today.


I think with these, and a few taps with a kinetic force transference device (seen below) they should pop right off.


The only disappointment is that I had planned on keeping the crank set around, but that’s out the window now.

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