XLC bike tools crank tool TO-C02

XLC bike tools crank tool TO-C02

XLC bike tools crank tool TO-C02
@ 2013 XLC Crank Remover

  • XLC bike tools crank tool TO-C02

List Price: $ 3.21

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Bicycle Tools

Crank Brothers Multi-19 Bicycle Tool with Aluminum Case (Green)

Crank Brothers Multi-19 Bicycle Tool with Aluminum Case (Green)
@ Tools – Multi Tool 19 – Green

  • Multi-19 Tool

List Price: $ 33.99

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3 thoughts on “XLC bike tools crank tool TO-C02

  1. 12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great tool, read for tips., November 15, 2014
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    This review is from: XLC bike tools crank tool TO-C02 (Sports)
    Have a square taper bottom bracket? Then this is the tool you need! Of course you can find cheaper models for just a few bucks but you better pray that your crank arm is not at all stuck onto your bottom bracket! Mind you, the design of square taper bottom brackets is, in fact, to get the crank arm pressed (and stuck).

    I originally purchased a very cheap version of this tool and the pin that pushes agains the bottom bracket completely mushroomed because of the soft metal. The XLC tool does not have this issue. The metal seems to be of better quality and the threads lock into place very well.

    There’s a potential of causing damage to the threads on your crank arm. Note how the picture of the product (attached to this review [and zoomed] in case the product image changes) has the push pin hidden inside the side that screws into the crank arm (the left side of the picture). You must ensure your pin is in this same position when introducing the tool to your crank arm. If not, the pin will poke out and will not allow you to secure the tool to all of the threads on the crank arm. If you do not secure the tool to all of the threads YOU WILL strip the threads on your crank arm. At this point, the extraction of the crank arm will be next to impossible without wear/damage to you bike and/or bottom bracket. Also, when tightening the tool onto your crank arm, and before extraction, make sure you use a wrench to secure the tool – this will also protect the integrity of the threads.

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  2. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Mine cracked but Customer Service was great., May 9, 2013
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    Mike (Chicago) –

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    This review is from: XLC bike tools crank tool TO-C02 (Sports)
    The female part of the tool split on the threaded side where it screws to the crank. This appears to be thin walled and is a stress crack caused from the pressure used to remove the crank when screwing in the male part of the tool. I contacted Customer Service by Email and they quickly replaced it at no charge. The tool is good for medium duty use but if you have a stubborn crank like I did, then this will probably not hold under the pressure necessary to get it off. I rate the tool 3 star but I would rate the Customer Service 5 stars for their quick replacement with no hassles.

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