Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

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Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby Furrag » Tue Jul 19, 2011 01:22 am

Anyone had any luck with sourcing a cheaper gear puller to remove the non-drive side crank arm and also the bearings?

This one looks like it has thin enough jaws, but I was hoping someone could point to a definite cheaper alternative.

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Postby blackhands » Tue Jul 19, 2011 15:39 pm

What - cheaper than £8 ??

It looks a bit industrial and may f-ck up the chainset.

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Postby Furrag » Tue Jul 19, 2011 16:31 pm

Cheers for the reply. It's so frustrating finding out info about this.

What tool is £8?

To remove power torque cranks (which are different to UT), you need a gear puller (I'm hoping to find out what size) and the below metal 14mm plug (an extortianate £20!) with lips which allows the axle of the gear puller to provide leverage while the jaws extract the non-drive side crank.

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Postby Monty Dog » Tue Jul 19, 2011 19:03 pm

I don't think that tool would be able to get under the edge of the bearing - compare with the profile of the Park Tool CBP3:

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Park%20Tool-Par ... _36697.htm
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Postby Furrag » Tue Jul 19, 2011 20:53 pm

That's the Ultra-torque bearing removal, and the spindle length on the UT is different to the PT, so the gear-pullers reach isn't compatible (or so I've read).

I don't want to get under the bearing with the gear puller. I just want to get the non-drive side crank off, and there's a good 1cm gap between the power torque cup and crank arm owing to the rubber seal.

The lack of specific information from Campagnolo is very disappointing.

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Postby rjl6789 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 15:09 pm

I struggled trying to bodge it off using a pound coin to plug the hole and a gear puller I picked up from my local motorist centre (like this: http://cpc.farnell.com/draper-tools/139 ... dp/SI14045) for £15

No joy

Eventually stumped up the £20 for the official campy bit of metal as pictured in Furrag's post. With the correct tools the left crank was a p.o.p to remove.

So £35 down, some more tools in my toolbox. Not that bad - and certainly not as bad as if I'd stumped up for this: http://www.i-ride.co.uk/cyclus/crankset ... ranks.html

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Postby whereisthurso » Sun Sep 04, 2011 20:50 pm

Did you ever buy and try that ebay gear puller? This power torque system is a nightmare to service!

What did you use instead of the capagnolo plug type bit? Cheers

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby mattythemod » Sat Oct 20, 2012 17:21 pm

Well just about to purchase a new Campag groupset that has powertorque cups and chainset and hearing the baove concerns me slightly ...has anyone found a similar tool to the Park one at a cheaper price and got any other advice or feedback they can offer on the powertorque system .

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby mattythemod » Sun Oct 21, 2012 08:56 am

anyone ?

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby whereisthurso » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:42 am

Buy dura ace instead. I like my campagnolo stuff but it's a pain and very costly to fix in comparison. Wouldn't pay the premium for it again. No help whatsoever probably but I'm afraid there isn't a cheap solution as far as I'm aware.

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby g00se » Sun Oct 21, 2012 23:24 pm

Ribble have the 20 quid plugs for £6: http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... Googlebase

This puller is cheaper - but alloy only: http://www.parker-international.co.uk/2 ... n=pid20410

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby mattythemod » Mon Oct 22, 2012 05:37 am

g00se wrote:Ribble have the 20 quid plugs for £6: http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... Googlebase

This puller is cheaper - but alloy only: http://www.parker-international.co.uk/2 ... n=pid20410



So how would you remove the Carbon cranks ?

Have seen some standard gear/bearing pullers like mentioned eariler in this thread for £10 plus that should work with that plug .

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby rjl6789 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:01 am

Cheapo puller and:
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... 5000000000

to protect the carbon.

A bearing puller is a bearing puller. I can't see how one can be "alloy only"

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby mattythemod » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:43 am

rjl6789 wrote:Cheapo puller and:
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... 5000000000

to protect the carbon.

A bearing puller is a bearing puller. I can't see how one can be "alloy only"


Only Campag would charge £1.56 for a bit of card that many of us could cut out ourselves - LOL .

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby g00se » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:23 pm

mattythemod wrote:
rjl6789 wrote:Cheapo puller and:
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... 5000000000

to protect the carbon.

A bearing puller is a bearing puller. I can't see how one can be "alloy only"


Only Campag would charge £1.56 for a bit of card that many of us could cut out ourselves - LOL .


No. That's the ribble discounted price. RRP is a tenner :)

As for a puller being alloy only. I don't know why it wouldn't work. but looking at the two types in the images on this page: http://www.parktool.com/product/campagn ... -set-cbp-5

It looks like the alloy and carbon cranks are different shapes in profile so maybe the fixed shape of that puller won't fit over the carbon one (which would be a dumb design move)?

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby g00se » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:37 pm

Ah-ha! It's all here:

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-hel ... wer-torque

it looks like:

carbon power torque crankarm: the underside is flat and you need a puller plus cardboard to protect the finish.

alloy power torque crankarm: the underside is scalloped so you need a puller or a sleeve to fit the profile shape properly.

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park specific Re the different spindle sizes of ultra torque and power torque - for power torque, you use an ultratorque puller with an adaptor to reach the bearing.

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What a palava.

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby mattythemod » Tue Oct 23, 2012 18:07 pm

Well the above should put me off but it wont !

I can live with £6 for the plug and £15 for some pullers and i suspect most of us could make something better than that bit of card maybe with some old inner tubes as a sheath over the back of the carbon cranks .

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby keef66 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 15:36 pm

Well I was drooling over the shiny alloy Campag chainsets at the cycle show, but since I like to do my own fettling, this sort of pantomime puts me right off!

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby giant man » Thu Oct 25, 2012 08:35 am

Yeah but come on, how often are you going to have to do this? Not very surely ......
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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby thecycleclinic » Thu Oct 25, 2012 20:52 pm

The best power-torque tools are made by cyclus. They are very expensive though but the quality of the tools means that no damage will ever come to your carnak arms or bearings.

You don't buy campag cranks for user serviceability. you buy them because they;
1) look fab
2) have low Q factors,
3) best chainring known to man
4) lighter than the competetors - my veloce cranks +BB are lighter ultegra +BB
5) it's got campagnolo on it

So with the money you would save buy buying veloce cranks over ultergra say you can buy all the proper tools to serivce them rather than trying to the cheapest and probably a poorer tool.
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