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When i was driving home from work my back brake hub started locking up and it was glowing blue and smoking. what do you think i need to have replaced? the back brake now seems to be locked in place. it runs but i can not drive it

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    Ned C Cook May 11, 2010

    drum brake on rear? or disc?

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It sounds like you have run out of brake linings and the remaainder of the pads(steel backing plates)are now jammed against the disc,you will need to very carefully put a screwdriver between the disc and caliper to push the pistons back,once you have donethat you should be able to unbolt the caliper and remove it from the bike,you will need a new set of brake pads and possibly a new disc as it will no doubt be quite badly scored

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