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Old 03-26-20, 04:50 PM
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Klein anti theft wheel skewer

hi- I just picked up an old 90s Klein Pulse Pro... didnt realize the wheels had anti-theft skewers and don't have a key... any ideas?
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Old 03-26-20, 05:58 PM
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Not a Klein product. There were several aftermarket ones. We'll need a photo.

Some had recessed 5-sided keys, while others used different configurations. Photo.
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Originally Posted by rke74 View Post
and don't have a key... any ideas?
Sure I have an idea it could be one of several brands but would need at least one picture to get anywhere (besides blind guesses).
Two of the most popular types use either a pentagon key, like an Allen wrench but 5-not-6-sided, a bike shop may have a replacement, OR could be the "Pinhead" brand that have a dome-shaped nut with unique pattern of divots that only the certain key will match. Replacements are also available but best bet is to take the bike to a Pinhead dealer (no offense!) who can determine which key will fit and help you order one...or Plan B is destructive removal with a Dremel and cut-off wheel!
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Old 03-27-20, 09:13 AM
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thanks! I tried to post a couple pictures but forum wont let me being new. I think I have figured out they are Pitlock skewers. I was able to connect with someone from that company - they suggested a universal / Gator socket might be worth a shot. Im going to pick one up and give it a whirl
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thanks! I tried to post a couple pictures but forum wont let me being new. I think I have figured out they are Pitlock skewers. I was able to connect with someone from that company - they suggested a universal / Gator socket might be worth a shot. Im going to pick one up and give it a whirl
Learning as I go here, 256 different nuts? That's whacky! Did you double check with the seller to see if she/he has the tool? I still think you need to contact the company again and see if you can try sending them good pics and discovering the code that way.

The tool is only $23, I'd buy that before hoggin up what look like nice skewers with some hack 'as seen on TV' tool







I don't think the "pins" on this are small enough to slide in between the nut and the outside collar.

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i think that is just the tool that you use along with the specific key needed -- like 200+ different ones. The gator socket, with a power screwdriver worked... didnt chew them up, but not something I'll want to do everytime taking the wheels off so just replaced with some old quick release skewers. ill give you a great deal on some vintage pitlock skewers with no key!
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Old 03-28-20, 06:25 AM
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the pins go around the nut and collar, but grip the nut tight enough to loosen it up. definitely not good for repeat use, but did the trick
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Why I do not like automotive wheel locks either.
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Why I do not like automotive wheel locks either.

Schneider used them on yuge run of trailers, there was a tool in every cab but I drove an owner/operators truck and they forgot to give me a tool. what a PITA!!
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i think that is just the tool that you use along with the specific key needed -- like 200+ different ones. The gator socket, with a power screwdriver worked... didnt chew them up, but not something I'll want to do everytime taking the wheels off so just replaced with some old quick release skewers. ill give you a great deal on some vintage pitlock skewers with no key!

It's tempting because I like the clean look without the lever but I don't need something that secure. I'd check with the company and make sure, since you can now see the code, you can still get the tool.
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