It's been awhile since I visited the forum. I have been travelling since November. I have the Chrom Moly Swift frame. I have been in Thailand, a country with a high level of humidity and I unpack my folder 2 months ago and regrease the fitting where the connecting bolt goes. I decided that it was time to loose the bolt and regrease as I have been noticing more and more rust spots on my bike frame. To my surprise the bolt is frozen solid. Yesterday evening the landlord gave me some spray that may be similar to WD40 but it did not have a stray pipe nozzle to concentrate the spray so I don't know if I reached the threaded area. I left the bike on its side and this morning it was still frozen solid. I don't want to force it to hard because I am concerned about breaking the allen key which is not a metric one or stripping the female end. I will go out today and buy some solvent and soak the area. I am not sure if you guys with the alum frames would have similar problem with the bolt housing if it is not alum as well. Btw, the bike has not had an accident yet.
I would appreciate any other reasonble solutions to help loosen the bolt.
I put in an email to Peter but can't be sure when he'll get back to me so I am hitting all bases.