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maxle troubles

ollietattsollietatts Posts: 42
edited July 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
Has anyone had trouble removing maxles? removed rear maxle with no problems, front one wont come off, tried turning it as far as i can both ways, wont come out sprayed it with wd40 to try and loosen it, no change, any advice would be great
Thanks ollie.

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  • mostermoster Posts: 121
    not had any problems with mine - is the operation of the two the same? (I dont have a rear)

    Ie. My front maxle you fold open the QR lever and locate it in the slot in the hub, unscrew it a few turns and then slide it out - is this what you are doing?
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  • wheelygoodwheelygood Posts: 101
    Probably not very helpful now if it is stuck but it is importasnt to grease the threads on a maxle well.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    ollietatts wrote:
    Has anyone had trouble removing maxles? removed rear maxle with no problems, front one wont come off, tried turning it as far as i can both ways, wont come out sprayed it with wd40 to try and loosen it, no change, any advice would be great
    Thanks ollie.

    which type of Maxel do you have?
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  • ollietattsollietatts Posts: 42
    Yeah im opening the lever and putting it in the slot and turning in the direction of the arrow but it wont come out, its the first time its been off the bike since new and the rear wasnt greased very well so the front probably isnt, hoping the wd40 may help
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Youngster has had this problem, now just keeps it lubed and removes it regularly. (A normal maxle, not light or 360).
    A hammer works. Make sure it is loosened first.
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  • joey21joey21 Posts: 53
    Had this problem with many customers bikes, mole grips and a rice hammer.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    What's a rice hammer?
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  • BG2000BG2000 Posts: 517
    ollietatts wrote:
    , front one wont come off, tried turning it as far as i can both ways
    I don't get this. Have you undone the QR and used it to unscrew (anti-clockwise) the maxle tube ?

    You can't turn it both ways, it screws in clockwise like anything else with threads on it.

    Once you've fully unscrewed it, it's then only held in place by rubber o-rings, so there isn't anything to resist movement at that point, no matter how corroded the maxle threads are.
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