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> Technician wrote:
> > banging them out from the other side seems to work for the cheap goose cranks, but on the bike
> > i'll have none of that. so i was wondering if all crank removal tools were the same, or if they
> > were specific to the manufacture?
> There are two predominant types:
> CCP-2 (Cotterless Crank Puller) The standard in the industry for 20 years. The CCP-2 uses a long
> comfortable handle and extra fine thread that provides the needed leverage to remove even the
> tightest cranks. Our unique "floating tip" ensures smooth operation and long life. Fits all cranks
> using 22mm x 1 threads
> The CCP-4 is specifically designed to remove crank arms from Shimano® Octalink (splined, oversized
> "pipe billet") spindles, and ISIS Drive ® splined systems. It uses a long, comfortable handle and
> a fine thread for the leverage needed to remove tight crankarms. Rotating tip ensures smooth
> operation and long life.
> NOTE: CCP-4 will not work on crank arms that fit square, tapered bottom bracket spindles.
> OR you COULD get the new CWP-6 It is a compact crank puller with a built-in 8mm hex for removing
> crank bolts. The CWP-6 includes two rotating tips (11.3mm and 16.3mm), so it can be used to remove
> splined Shimano® Octalink and ISIS Drive® crank arms, as well as square-holed crank arms. The
> "floating", hardened tip insures smooth operation and long life. It's the perfect puller for the
> road or home tool kit. http://www.parktool.com/tools/CWP_6.shtml
> For home/trail/limited-budget use that would get my vote!
Looks like the CWP-6 would be a good choice in that it works for both types of cranks (in case of
future upgrades), but then too, neither the CCP-2 or CCP-4 are very expensive.
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