Stuck Rear wheel

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  • Hi guys,

    looking for some advice, I've not touched my bike in about a year, I've spent a while injured, and a fair amount of time out of the country. I decided yesterday it's time to take a look at my bike I found a fair bit of rust and so decided I'd take it all apart in order to restore it. Unfortunately it appears the nuts for the rear wheel are completely rusted shut.

    I spent a good deal of time yesterday oiling it and doing my best with a ratchet, I only managed to round off the nut... Today I've tried some other methods I've tried blow-torching the bolt to try and get it to expand, no luck there, and then I decided to file it down to a size 14 spanner but that just started to round it off again.

    I'm abit stuck, anyone got any ideas? I've been thinking about trying to cut the nut off although not sure how best to do that without damaging the rear wheel or the frame


  • We talking steel track nuts ?

    Is the hub worth saving ? overall it's a good wheel with long life left if you can get the axle nuts off ?

    tried heat, tried soaking in oil. Nuts rounded off and filed back to square again.

    Have you tried mole grips ? or filing flats, getting an adjustable spanner on it and then giving it whack both ways.... sometimes trying to tighten up can break the bond.

    Or try nut splitters­-set/p80007?store=H6&utm_source=googlesh­opping&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=goog­leshoppingfeed&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxKWsoaS­15AIVR7TtCh0UDwPVEAQYASABEgKwWfD_BwE cheap, but should do the job.

  • Thanks! managed to finally get it off but cheers for the info! it felt like it was pretty welded on so just used a mallet and chisel to bump it out of the hooks on the frame, not the prettiest method but it worked ok!

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Stuck Rear wheel

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