Need help unscrewing a Giant road bike front wheel

sadian

New Member
So I bought this bike recently and punctured the front wheel. I assumed the inner tube tore but having never really changed an inner tube myself, I decided not to risk it. I took it to the local bike shop but the guy said he could not open the front wheel up because it needed a custom key to unscrew.

This is the front wheel, both sides:

http://i.imgur.com/MiBEMNv.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/m1U8k4L.jpg

Can I not unscrew this if I don't have the custom key?
 

Cyclist33

Guest
Location
Warrington
that looks like a 2013 defy 3... never seen axles like that before, sorrry i cant help but wonder who replaced the standard quick release levers with one of those?!
 

biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
it must be a security quick release so should use the correct key , gripping both sides tightly each side might enable it to be loosened and i say might
 
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sadian

New Member
Yeah, I've contacted the previous owner so it should be sorted.

that looks like a 2013 defy 3... never seen axles like that before, sorrry i cant help but wonder who replaced the standard quick release levers with one of those?!
Amazing, how could you tell that it's 2013 and defy 3 from just that picture?
 
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