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Should I disassemble and lube my NEW Campy hub?(4 posts)

Should I disassemble and lube my NEW Campy hub?JBF
Jan 31, 2004 3:15 PM
I just got new rear Daytona real cheap and will be building a new wheel with it soon. It came with the bearings adjusted a little tight for my taste, so I readjusted to my liking.

That lead me to my question on this post. Do Campagnolo hubs usually come from the factory with adequate lubrication, or should I do this relatively simple task before I build/ride it?
re: Should I disassemble and lube my NEW Campy hub?curlybike
Jan 31, 2004 4:45 PM
I have been into many of the new style Campy hubs and they are lubed just fine, and will stay that way because of a good sealing system. Adjust the hub to be shake free after the wheel is built and the Q/R tight.
Here is something that will keep you up at night.the bull
Jan 31, 2004 5:39 PM
http://www.campyonly.com/roadtests/veloce_2001.html
Read about the hubs from a review from campyonly, scary.
Every time I've looked inside, I've been glad I did.Cory
Feb 1, 2004 8:44 PM
Actually, the only Campy stuff I've had has been used, so I can't speak for factory lubrication. Whenever I've looked at ANY of the bearings on a new bike or new wheel, though--Shimano now, Suntour in the old days--the lube has looked skimpy to me. I've occasionally found missing bearings, too, but only in offbrand stuff.