Need help removing crank

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I need to remove a cheap crank from a square-tapered hub. The thread on
the crank is stripped beyond salvation. I have no idea how
to proceed. Can I save my hub?

I'm considering just taking the nut off and riding around until the
crank works itself loose. Somebody stop me.

Crank removal tips please.

Thank you.

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You can try using a 'bearing puller'
( to remove the
crank. But that would require that you buy a bearing puller if you
don't already have one.

The cheap and easy way would be to take the nut off and ride around till
it comes loose. Just be careful it it's a steel crank. Steel cranks
can damage the hub taper much more easily than an aluminum crank.

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