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I scored on a free Schwinn Tempo. I don’t know if a bike that was made in the early or mid 80s would be considered vintage, but it’s an old bike!

One of the things I needed to do was remove the cranks for another project bike. But the original dust caps that came on it seized in them and I couldn’t put in the crank puller because the plastic was all over the threads.

I figured if I torch it out, it should melt away the plastic and I can get the cranks off. But one problem. I don’t have a torch. So I grabbed the next best thing, a can of brake cleaner and a lighter!

After a few minutes of flame throwing, I was able to thread in my crank puller!