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Old 26-01-2012, 10:12 AM
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i got me new chop yesterday evenin but was is a bastard to push,i took the rear caliper off as it was siezed,started taking the front ones off but bugger if i can get them to clear the disc,i dont want to get harry hammer out is there a simple way of freeing the fucks,cheers chazz
i dont want to take the font wheel off as the bikes round the front.
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Old 26-01-2012, 12:01 PM
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A good sharp whack with a hammer is the easiest way to free them off. To avoid damaging the calipers, either use a soft faced hammer/mallet, or a suitable piece of wood between hammer and caliper. Usually works for me!

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Old 26-01-2012, 08:44 PM
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Old 26-01-2012, 09:08 PM
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some callipers leave part of the inside brake pad exposed. Sometimes using a socket or similar and a "G" clamp and a small block of wood you can push the pistons back.

Gentle heat can help as the calliper will expand more than the pistons.

Also it's not always the calliper that seizes (though it usually is ) try opening the bleed nipple or cracking a hydraulic line in case the master cylinder aint releasing the fluid pressure.
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