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Reply to "Removing stuck eccentric crank 1938 700E"

First of all, thanks to everyone who offered advice.  It was very much appreciated.

As it turns out, I had another, broken, 700E eccentric that I happened to find in my junk box.  As I looked at it, I wondered just how tough the steel casing was around the cast metal tube.  So, I got a pair of side cutters and the thing collapsed pretty easily.  SOOOOOOO, being very careful, I just sort of started to nip away at the one in the photo.  I’d grab a bit of the thin steel, pull it and sort of curl it—all the time being very careful not to put too much stress on the wheel—and as I did this, the cast inner tube sort of crumbled.  It took some time and patience, but I finally got her off clean, with no damage to the wheel or the pin.  By the way, I did try WD40 and 3 in 1 penetrating oil, all to no avail, as it was really stuck in there and did not come loose until I had virtually all of it cut away.

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