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Lubing Campagnolo wires?(4 posts)

Lubing Campagnolo wires?Pewe
Jan 13, 2004 3:09 AM
On Campys website it says that you never should lube the Ergopower cables but in every book about bikecare I have read it says the opposite. Should you lube the brake- and gearcables?
re: Lubing Campagnolo wires?divve
Jan 13, 2004 5:05 AM
There's already lube inside the shift housing. Nothing in the brake housing as far as I know however. Shimano oil works nicely for those cables.
re: Lubing Campagnolo wires?Spiderman
Jan 13, 2004 10:25 AM
I line the the cable with a coat of grease as i run it into the housing. Even if campy says not to, it can't hurt to do it.
Oil, or grease/oil mixKerry Irons
Jan 13, 2004 4:59 PM
Despite the recommendation, many of us regularly lube cables. IME this is a big help in terms of braking/shifting and to prevent corrosion. What I do is remove the cable, coat with a thin layer of grease (light weight like Slick50 GreaseOne) and then add a medium weight oil. I keep a can of 20 wt electric motor oil - it's not full of additives like automotive oil. This has worked very well for me over many years.