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    Need help!! taking off back wheel.....what tool do I use?

    So I'm trying to change the back wheel inner tube on my bike but as you know the wheel must come off first but I'm having a problem because I have no idea what tool to use. On the left side of the back wheel there is a standard 8mm allen key insert (no problem) but on the right side there is a bolt I've never seen before I've posted a link with a drawling I did of the strange bolt. If anyone could help me to identify this strange bolt and what tool I should use it would be much appreciated.Bike wheel bolt .jpg

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    Just hold it with your fingers when you turn the other side. Or are you trolling? If you have never done this before, you might consider having a bike shop do this one, and watch what they do. Or have a friend over who knows more about bikes to help do the first one.
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    No I'm not trolling I'm pretty new to this but thanks for the reply..

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    You may have a locking quick release but hopefully not. While you're turning the allen bolt, hold the other side with your fingers and see if it comes apart. If it doesn't, you may need to take it to a bike shop and have them remove it. You'll probably end up buying a new quick release if that happens.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeppast View Post
    No I'm not trolling I'm pretty new to this but thanks for the reply..
    I have sets of those on at least four bikes. Exactly the same. Your fingers will work. Sometimes it's hard to tell a troll. Sorry. There are lots of wise guys here.



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    Thanks a lot!! I just fixed it myself, now I can see why you thought I was a troll haha it was easy thanks again you just saved me a trip on the bus to work.

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    For mine, allen head skewers are the sweetest way to secure a wheel.

    My skewers use a 4mm key; I cut one down to about 2.5x1", brazed a little washer on the long end, and have it on my keyring. Win.

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