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first time off center stand and...

Well i finished my deck in front of my building where my bike was sitting on the center stand for almost 3 years and I went to move it onto the deck but it wouldn't come off the center stand easily. Found the front brakes were locked closed.

I can probably figure out how to fix the calipers but the bolts to get them off are tough and tight. Is there a trick to these bolts or do I need to just keep working them?

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nevermind breaker bars do wonders, now I can't figure out how to get the shoes off.

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now I can't figure out how to get the shoes off.
Untie them first?

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So you have the bolts out but the brake pads are still stuck to the discs?

You could probably use penetrating oil to free the pads from the discs (and the calipers too, if needed).
However any contamination of the brake pads like this will ruin them and necessitate buying new ones.
Take care not to damage the discs though, as they are expensive to replace.

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Untie them first?
Thanks I knew I was missing something.

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