Tight nut loosening

HaarlemShuffler

Coffee Shop Radge
Naw, no how tae get a stingy mate to pay furra round...

...but on the back axle of my bike. It won't budge. Have tried squirting some WD40 on it but probs won't take effect till tomorrow.

Read elsewhere on web that heating works - does that only work with a blowtorch? I only have a lighter!

So anyway best leave that till tomorrow as might ignite the oil!:fire:
So any other useful tips?
Stwuggling big time...:40:
 

HaarlemShuffler

Coffee Shop Radge
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Cheers guys, I'll gove it a heat and a dunt or two tomorrow if the oil disnae work.

watch this space.... if u r really bored.
 

hibbiemacfie

Just A Radge
Releasing oil will only help if the nut is rust welded. A breaker bar i.e a socket and long bar with leverage should crack it. Failing that an impact wrench like what tyre fitters use should do it. Every man should have these items in their toolbox. 😜
 

hibbiemacfie

Just A Radge
Releasing oil will only help if the nut is rust welded. A breaker bar i.e a socket and long bar with leverage should crack it. Failing that an impact wrench like what tyre fitters use should do it. Every man should have these items in their toolbox. 😜
One further point Mr. Shuffler... be careful if you apply heat as some Shimano bearings/cones have rubber components as well as grease!
 

hibbiemacfie

Just A Radge
Thanks Mr MacFie. These are just rusty bolts holding the axle between the back fork. Nowt 'internal' .:)
Yip the outer nuts as I understand it but heat travels. Not a bike mechanic but larger four wheeled vehicles in my youth. One day my apprentice decided to remove the interior mirror from a car windscreen with a hot air gun the type for stripping paint. The mirror was held in place by double sided sticky pad. Bystanders were alerted to a large 'ting'. The windscreen had cracked. Feck.
 

HaarlemShuffler

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D'ye rub in the weetabix wi oil and a blowtorch then? You guys sound like ye're on tae sumthin.

I meant tae leave the word 'tae' out of the previous sentence btw :loopy::yellow:
 

HaarlemShuffler

Coffee Shop Radge
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I've gonr for the surgery option. A tiny hacksaw inserted between nut and washer on the axle, fúkkin airms fallin off after 30 mins... sheesh! halfway there....
 

HaarlemShuffler

Coffee Shop Radge
Thread starter
Update: about 60% way thru the $%&# axle which appears to be made of titanium, bit ott for a cheap pushbike.

Did pop into the local bikeshop hopin he would say okbring the thing in but he said he might be able to look at it tomorrow morn if he wasn't too busy.

And - I just relised - if the sjop was open at all. Dutch PM just announced new lockdownish measures tonight...

Ach, a bikeshop is surely 'essential' in Holland??

Habe to do the post the morn with my spare bike. Which I normallt only use for the shopping as it is stuck in 3rd gear.

Will this neber end? :52: :loopy::wallbash:
 

hibbiemacfie

Just A Radge
Just checking, you do know that axle nuts loosen in the opposite direction from regular nuts aye?
Absolutely... wrong Rocky. One PEDAL does have a left hand thread. You're just causing Mr. Shuffler more anguish to add to his considerable dismay. Rascal! 😁

Loads of bike maintenance tips on youtube by the way.
 
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