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2001 Record Group Lubrication(4 posts)

2001 Record Group LubricationMikeC
Jul 1, 2001 9:26 AM
I'm new to Campagnolo, and a little lost regarding lubrication of the various components of the 2001 Record group. The Campy literature I have doesn't help much!
First, can anyone give me recommended lubrication intervals for the various parts, together with your recommendations for lubricants.
Secondly, I've tried using a needle adapter on a grease gun for the hub ports, but it doesn't seal at the port, so the grease just squirts out the port around the needle. What should I be using?
Finally, with the Record bearings, do I try to force new grease until the old grease oozes out somewhere?
I'd certainly appreciate any guidance!
re: 2001 Record Group LubricationTJeanloz
Jul 1, 2001 12:10 PM
If you have a 2001 group, only one thing will need lubing in the forseeable future, and that's the chain. Give it a shot of your favorite lube once a week and you'll be fine.

Hubs and headsets need to be overhauled (lubed) at MOST annually, at between 15,000 and 20,000 miles, the hubs may seem a little tight from the factory, but they will loosen after the first 1000 or so miles. The bottom bracket is a sealed cartridge and is not meant to be serviced.
re: 2001 Record Group LubricationMikeC
Jul 1, 2001 1:10 PM
I was hoping I'd get a response from you!
I've had the group since January, and have about 1,800 miles on it so far. I've been happy with KryTech on the chain (I apply it every three or four rides), but those grease ports staring at me were getting me a bit nervous!
By the way, the (threadless) headset seems a little stiff. I've tried loosening it a little, but as soon as it seems freer, I also pick up too much slack, so I tighten it up again. Is that a break-in issue, too?
re: 2001 Record Group LubricationTJeanloz
Jul 2, 2001 11:35 AM
Completely ignore the "grease ports" Campy only puts them on Record groups and in my opinion are more style than function. They are a relic from an age gone by and aren't even used to overhaul the hubs. I havn't known the headsets to really have a break in period. I do know that adjusting a headset correctly is about the hardest thing to do. It takes a mechanic with a really delicate touch to get it just right. You certainly want to eliminate any slack, but I'd take it to the best mechanic you've ever known and have him do it.