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Old 10-01-18, 08:48 PM   #5371
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January resolution gym idiots. The place was packed out this evening - it's bad enough that I can only really go after work and it's busy enough as it is without wallies taking up all the machines whilst barely moving. Work up a sweat or you are wasting your time, and mine!
They'll have given up in a week Trev, just hang on
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Old 11-01-18, 10:59 AM   #5372
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January resolution gym idiots. The place was packed out this evening - it's bad enough that I can only really go after work and it's busy enough as it is without wallies taking up all the machines whilst barely moving. Work up a sweat or you are wasting your time, and mine!
They are the people who keep gym going by paying subscription and not using facilities after end of January LOL
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Old 11-01-18, 09:59 PM   #5373
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They are the people who keep gym going by paying subscription and not using facilities after end of January LOL
That's true but their brand new shiny trainers and still-creased-from-the-packet "muscle tops" are comical. Which is some recompense I suppose.
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Old 11-01-18, 10:05 PM   #5374
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I got to the gym 3 times a week 3 hours at a time......it’s only a part time job keeping the changing rooms clean
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Tried to wheel the bike round before going out on it only to find that it was immovable. The front brake was locked on to the disk. The guy that does all the work on it for me is busy and can't look at it until Friday. I have zero mechanical skills.
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Old 15-01-18, 03:12 AM   #5376
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Tried to wheel the bike round before going out on it only to find that it was immovable. The front brake was locked on to the disk. The guy that does all the work on it for me is busy and can't look at it until Friday. I have zero mechanical skills.



No promises but you can try LIGHTLY tapping on the front calipers with a wooden mallet or rubber hammer and sometimes it will free them up.
Keep in mind what you are trying to do is move them side to side to push back the caliper pistons.
Should it free up apply the brakes several times to make sure it doesn't lock up again.
If it works consider yourself lucky!!
If not give up. Don't do further damage beating on the calipers.
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Old 15-01-18, 09:21 AM   #5377
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Or undo the brake nipple a tiny tiny amount....just enough to release some pressure in the caliper.

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I'd tap lightly on the calliper. I bet the pad and disc have rusted together a bit.
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Puncture in the car. The "tyre pressure warning" message is usually a false alarm but out with the pressure gauge and... blast it. Limped slowly to a local garage as there was still a reasonable amount of psi left and a nail was spotted, tyre off, plugged, back on and we were on our way again 15 minutes later, just 15 lighter which was lucky.
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