I have Avid Single Digit 5 rim brakes and after I apply my brakes the brake levers stay in and I have to use my hand to push the brakes back out. My from brakes also sway from left and right. How can I fix that?
It sounds to me like you are having some problems with your cables. How old are they? How have you stored the bike? When cables get dirt, grease, oil, water, and other things inside the housing, they get all gummed up and have a lot of friction. Assuming this is the problem, the solution is to get new cables and housing. If you have tools you can do it yourself but you may just want to take it to a shop.
Your brakes sway from the left to the right? It sounds like your wheel or wheels are out of true. When they spin, they are taking your brakes with them. Truing wheels is not for the faint of heart in general so that may be one for the shop as well.
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