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Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Sometimes, you can get the nut to pick up good thread and back off by prying it back gently as you turn it. If that fails it might be easier to use a Dremel, hacksaw or file to cut the tab from the washer so the wheel can drop free.
There are also little tools called nut crackers
(not the ones for walnuts) made specifically to split frozen nuts off bolts. These aren't that cheap, but most auto mechanics, especially those who work on mufflers, have them. If you have an auto mechanic friend, he can probably bail you out of this jam.
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