Originally Posted by Cabinfever1977
it just slides out as you turn it a little.
Thanks Cabinfever, although someone else asked about straightening the crank in order to remove it. I have done quite a bit of checking today and I need to a lot more than just replace the crank with an axle. It seems that one piece cranks in the cruiser bikes have different size housing. So, the long and short of it is that I have to install a conversion in the housing to reduce the size and then install the new axle, etc. The conversion kit is around 35$, which is o.k. because this is my first build and I am learning a bunch of lessons!