you could also buy a 12 mm bolt from lowes/**** depot and get someone with a torch to bend it for you, then if you need too you can use a cheater pipe over the threaded part of the bolt to loosen the axle. the bolts only a dollar, and just using two nuts to jam agianst eah other doesnt work ive tried it.
yea, it destroyed about 1cm of one thread, and about 2mm in another spot. must have happened last time i adjusted my chain (see other threads for my drama with that ) but i didnt notice it till i tried to remove my wheel to mount my new tires.
funny thing is it caught, and threaded off okay after just spinning for awhile. also, because the dealership had to order my new $97 axle and nut, i got frustrated and tried to re-use my damaged one.... threaded it on and off about 5 times to be sure and son of a beech it unfuxored itself!! lol WTF indeed!!