Clockwise or anti-clockwise?

C R

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Worcester
This little bugger is causing me some trouble

it’s a kona blast not sure if makes vary ,just doesn’t want to budge 😡
any tips gladly received ...thanks 😉
Crank bolts are standard thread.
 

MichaelW2

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Oops wrong component. For crank bolts use an extended length wrench. Wear gloves and be really careful about the sharp teeth.
 
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netman

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Yep, anti-clockwise - got an old steel seatpost lying around? Use that to give more leverage on the allen wrench - or give it a tap with a hammer which will often free it.
 
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Cycleops

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Looks like you have a self extracting crank bolt system so turn anti clockwise.
Be careful when refitting to align the cut outs in the spindle to the crank before tightening.
 
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Shropshire65LW

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Thanks 👍 useful info don’t, just the coggs to strip and clean , bike has been left outside for 2 winters in some ones garden the garden had even started to grow in the bike 😂
 
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Shropshire65LW

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Yep, anti-clockwise - got an old steel seatpost lying around? Use that to give more leverage on the allen wrench - or give it a tap with a hammer which will often free it.
Steel seatpost did the trick .thanks .shame it wasn’t a self extracting one tho
 
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Shropshire65LW

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Looks like you have a self extracting crank bolt system so turn anti clockwise.
Be careful when refitting to align the cut outs in the spindle to the crank before tightening.
Not self extracting ......that’s a shame as I haven’t a pulley
 
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