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Offline BikeMutts

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« Reply #75 on: October 15, 2008, 09:05:41 AM »
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i did read but i just want a straight answer so i can go and get some. i worry mostly about my brake includidng the springs and my back wheel. the chain is not so much of a worry i dont know why. so the best stuff for cables? Best stuff for cassete bearings?(anything other than thick grease i like to roll as fast as poss) and chains. and also for the driver is wd40 ok? ive been using it and it seems fine but im not 100% sure it will be ok in the long run.

Do NOT use wd-40 in your driver. It will prematurely wear all of the engagement surfaces and work it way into the bearings which will ruin the grease/bearings themselves.
As far as lubes, I go with sheeps suggestions. In fact use the white lightning in the driver too.
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« Reply #76 on: November 03, 2008, 04:17:02 PM »
say i have some older sealed bearings i want to make smooth again. how do i go about popping the seal off (i have bent up a few seals this way), cleaning the bearings out and getting new grease in there?

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« Reply #77 on: November 04, 2008, 08:12:51 PM »
either a pick or the edge of a razor blade/exacto knife. just carefully pry it up at the edge. you can clean them out with any solvent/degreaser. just make sure they are completely dry before you put them back together. then repack them kinds like this. and pop the seals back on.
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« Reply #78 on: April 05, 2009, 06:21:06 PM »
I know this thread is very old, but I will bring it back instead of making a new one.

Have anyone tried to use some kind of ceramic wet lube on their ceramic bearings? Will it make them roll faster? Pros and cons of this? Or should I just use regular grease?

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« Reply #79 on: June 29, 2009, 10:30:58 AM »
so, for my ratchet, i want a thin lube, but i just cant find any triflow here (Portugal, or online shops in Europe).. If you know a shop help me out here xD

What other good thin lube can i use?

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« Reply #80 on: June 30, 2009, 02:53:34 PM »
anyone?

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« Reply #81 on: June 30, 2009, 02:57:07 PM »
Go to your local bike shop and tell them you need some thin oil to go in your freehub. They should be able to sort you out.

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« Reply #82 on: June 30, 2009, 03:45:18 PM »
and probabily only have finishline..

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