I have a mountain bike with V-brakes and every time I get a puncture and need to remove the wheel to replace the inner tube, I have to use a hex/Allen key to loosen the brakes, otherwise I can't pull the wheel out.
Is there a way to loosen the brake arms without fiddling with the hex/Allen screw? I'm worried about wearing the screw out.
Just to clarify, quick release isn't good anyway, noodle still won't come out and I still have to loosen the cable.
Adding a photo of noodle in question, as suggested (I've moved the cover to the right to fully expose the end of the noodle):
Another photo of noodle with breaks released:
And one with breaks engaged (apologies for the blurriness, was a little tricky holding my phone and engaging the break):
And finally, one with the arms pinched: