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Old 04-04-20, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
That pic was just a setup pic, aside from that it doesn't matter one wit, if by chance you are going the wrong way it simply cracks loose then you reverse direction and spin it right off, easy, peasy.

I have done this on purpose several times on stubborn ones just to crack them loose. Some of them will actually crack loose easier when going the wrong way to start with.
The "tighten it more" approach worked well with my Swiss-threaded 1980 Peugeot PKN-10. Having had no success going clockwise, I gave it an anticlockwise jerk, and then I was able to unscrew it clockwise.
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