Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby hugo15 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 21:31 pm

Hmmm........ I have a Chorus UT chainset. Fitted in 2010 and been through 2 sets of bearings in as many years. Cleaned the bike at the weekend and there is sideways play in the cranks again. Looks like another set of new bearing is required. Crap design IMHO.

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby thecycleclinic » Fri Oct 26, 2012 09:20 am

Try a seond wavy washer if play persists. Also check BB shell width. A BB shim could also work if the the play is significant. Shim down to 0.7mm are easily available.

Ultra torque works quite well and every problem has an easy solution.
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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby drlodge » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:23 am

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby hugo15 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 21:01 pm

drlodge wrote:For UT you need this shim kit http://roguemechanic.bigcartel.com/prod ... e-shim-kit :D


Interesting. Have you used them?

I was actually wondering if the cause was due to the bottom bracket needing facing as I did notice that when I turned the cracks round there was a point where the outer chain ring was closer to the cage on the front mech as if it wasn't going round straight (this was before the play in bearing started).

Should also add that there is no play initially but that it develops after around 1500 to 2000 miles, which isn't a lot for a set of bearings IMHO.

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby thecycleclinic » Fri Oct 26, 2012 21:41 pm

Well a BB shell shoulod be faced of before instyallation of this kind of system for the first time as you will potentially reduce bearing life if you don't. UT is not a bad system it just relies on the BB shell being within a tight range of width for the pre-load to work.
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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby bjl » Thu Dec 20, 2012 22:50 pm

Does anyone know the size of the two diameters on the plug tool, think I will make my own.

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby MajorMantra » Mon Sep 30, 2013 21:21 pm

Sorry to bump this old thread, but I was wondering if anyone had come up with any good substitutes for the ridiculously expensive plug tool?

I've got a cheapo puller off ebay but my attempts at bodging things with assorted sockets have thus far failed. I don't really want to buy the plug since I'm removing the chainset for good.

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby MajorMantra » Mon Sep 30, 2013 21:24 pm

And can I just say for the 'Record' (geddit?) - Campag is dead to me.

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Re: Campagnolo power torque crank removal tool

Postby MajorMantra » Thu Oct 03, 2013 14:35 pm

Right, in the end, I successfully removed the crank using the ebay puller, a pound coin, a 16mm socket, and an old crank bolt. So it IS possible without giving Campag any money. It was touch and go as to whether I was going to snap the puller so I wouldn't want to do this with any frequency. I'm selling the cranks though, so not an issue.


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