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Old 10-02-05, 12:26 AM   #1
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What lube for pulley bushings ??

Acquired a Shimano 600 r.d. but the pulleys are stiff. What's the best lubricant for the bushings?
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Grease. Any flavor.
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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.
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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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