Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Melbourne, Oz
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If you're lucky, the locknuts won't be completely loose and you can fix it without buying a cone wrench (which I'd advise anyway).
Just get a couple of shifters or whatever, and tighten the locknuts until the spindle has only a tiny rattle. This will disappear when the QR is tightened.
The above technique won't work though if your spindle is the type with a groove or flat along it and keyed washers. If you have this type you can actually do without a cone wrench altogether; just substitute painstaking fiddliness.