How to remove the break shoes from a Tomos A35?

How do I remove the break shoes from my Tomos 2003?

There are only 2 springs holding the breaks on.

I need to get the break shoes off so I can grind down the left pad so I can get the breaks to fit inside the wheel hub.

I don't want to damage my moped further than I already have.

Re: How to remove the break shoes from a Tomos A35

Why do you need to remove them. I've ridden mine 6,300 miles and my breaks are over 60%. How many miles on your bike?

Re: How to remove the break shoes from a Tomos A35

I have 1600 miles on my moped.

The breaks look in excellent conditon.

I just want to take them off to see how the pivot pin works.

I can't get the axle to go through the wheel while the break cover is on the wheel.

I am just going crazy and trying anything at this point.

I even have been praying to God to help me get my back wheel back together.

Thanks

Re: How to remove the break shoes from a Tomos A35

My Tomos wheel has a problem.

The breaks won't go on because one of the pads hits into the edge of the inside part of the wheel right at the point where the inside of the wheel is a shinny aluminum surface.

I don't know what to do?

Grind down the break pad?

Do the pads have asbestos in them?

Is it OK to breath a little of that dust in?

well, time to start grinding down the breaks.

Re: How to remove the break shoes from a Tomos A35

Finished!

PTL !!!!!

After 7 days and 16 hours I finally got the break cap on the wheel with the axle.

I had to grind down almost 2 mm of one of the break pads.

Break pad dust has a strange taste and smell.

Also break pads spark while grinding.

Ok, thanks everyone for your suggestions and recommendations.

ps> my blood pressure probably just went down 20 points.

Re: How to remove the break shoes from a Tomos A35

lol, yay for inhilation of asbestos brakes!!!!!

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