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Old 04-21-05, 03:39 PM   #1
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To grease or not to grease?

Should I grease the splines on my Shimano Octalink Splined Cranks?

1) Zinn says it makes no difference.
2) ParkTools website says to grease.
3) Bikeforums search results seems evenly divided.

I'm leaning towards greasing, anybody know the pros and cons?

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Old 04-21-05, 04:10 PM   #2
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Should I grease the splines on my Shimano Octalink Splined Cranks?

1) Zinn says it makes no difference.
2) ParkTools website says to grease.
3) Bikeforums search results seems evenly divided.

I'm leaning towards greasing, anybody know the pros and cons?

Thanks!

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Shimano instructions say grease the spindle.You can't go wrong with grease on them, so what's the issue? If they have self extractors,remove them and the bolts so the splines can be lined up before torquing them.
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Old 04-21-05, 04:18 PM   #3
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Old 04-21-05, 06:57 PM   #4
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Grease gets my vote, too.

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If in doubt, grease it. (Unless you are working on brake parts )
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theres just no reason not to, it can only help you
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You can grease Shimano Octalink and ISIS splined BB splindles, but NEVER grease any square taper BB spindles. Greasing those can lead to over tourquing.
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You can grease Shimano Octalink and ISIS splined BB splindles, but NEVER grease any square taper BB spindles. Greasing those can lead to over tourquing.
Nonsense!!.
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You can grease Shimano Octalink and ISIS splined BB splindles, but NEVER grease any square taper BB spindles. Greasing those can lead to over tourquing.
Whaaa? Man am I in trouble
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Whaaa? Man am I in trouble
Funny that shimano ships current square taper BB with the spindle pre greased. Must be a conspiracy to sell more cranks dut to overtorquing....
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Funny that shimano ships current square taper BB with the spindle pre greased. Must be a conspiracy to sell more cranks dut to overtorquing....
I was acutally going to say the same thing as I had a similar discussion in the FG/SS forum.

edit: About the pregreased spindle not the conspiracy(but I wouldn't put it past Shimano)
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Grease it. But not spoon fulls.
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. Greasing those can lead to over tourquing.
Not using a torque wrench leads to over tourqing
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Not using a torque wrench leads to over tourqing
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