Re: Rear axle bent..
the new WD40 isn't flammable. i was trying to start my BBQ with it the other day and it wouldn't light.
i've done the same thing as gearnut many times on old rusty bikes. there's a lot of older hubs where the axles aren't threaded all the way. you can still get the wheel off with that method, but you have to hacksaw the axle.