Every once in a while you may need to remove your bike’s front axle. No big deal—all you need to do is remove the securing nut, loosen the pinch bolts and drive the bugger out, right? Maybe. Many axles do come out that way, but just as many are threaded into the fork leg and need to be unscrewed. This shouldn’t present much of a problem if the axle in question has a male hex on one end. Just grab the appropriate wrench and twist away. If the correct wrench isn’t handy, you can always use an adjustable with no ill effects. But what if your axle has a female hex?