Bicycle Mechanics - What lube for pulley bushings ??
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10-02-05, 01:26 AM
Acquired a Shimano 600 r.d. but the pulleys are stiff. What's the best lubricant for the bushings?
Grease. Any flavor.
I use grease too, Park Polylube to be specific.
I was looking on Park's website, and they recommend a light weight lubricant, like their chain lube.
10-02-05, 05:02 PM
Take them off and clean them with some degreaser. Often, stiffness is caused by chunks of grease and dirt that have accumulated on the sides of the pulleys. After I clean mine I loosen the bearings up with some Tri-flow, then give them a squirt of Polylube. I don't trust the thin lubes to stand up of long periods of time, and heavy grease slows them down too much. The mix of the two acheives the viscosity I like.
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