When i went to pull the front wheel off recently (thanks to tubeless tires, I have not had to remove my front wheel for many months) the Maxle would not slide out of the fork leg. I undid the cam lever, and unthreaded the whole thing, but it just splayed the fork legs apart until all the threads were out of the other fork leg. The axle itself would not budge.
I have done some searching online and found that I am not the only one with this problem. It is likely one of the hub bearings has seize (hard) on the axle itself. Definitely will use more grease in the future.
So, does anybody here have experience knocking one of these loose? I imagine I can just get a dowel and insert it into the end of the maxle opposite the cam lever. Then, start tapping, progressively less gently, with a mallet until it knocks loose?? I will find something soft and firm to support the fork leg while I am doing this. I tried some WD40 and let it sit in there, but that in and of itself didn't solve the problem. Maybe something stronger?
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