Bicycle Mechanics - How to install shimano 105 5600 shifters
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Can someone explain to me the steps I need to go through to install my shimano 105 5600 shifters? Also, when greasing the cable can I use vaseline or is there a specific type of grease I should use?
12-14-11, 09:12 PM
Here's Shimano's guide in PDF form: http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/105/ST-5600_R700_rear/SI_6KD0B_En_v1_m56577569830599858.pdf
Any grease you use should be very light, so it doesn't impede the movement of the cable. Don't go overboard with it :)
12-14-11, 09:54 PM
From my experience cables do not need lube. A very inexpensive part. If the cable starts to drag replace the cable and the housing. Total cost about $15.00 for parts.
I would use just a shot of WD-40 in the cable housing. That should be enough to keep water and moisture out.
the official cable housing from shimano come pre-injected with some strange translucent green grease, while campy used white lithium.
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