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    Can i use teflon on aerobar screws?

    Hi. Is it advisable to use Finishline teflon to lube my aerobar screws? If not , what should i get?Thanks

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    Use a basic grease or anti-seize compound. I used a teflon-based grease on my bars and they kept slipping until I cleaned & changed to a less slick grease. You want to prevent corrosion or seizing, not help the bars move.
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    You probably don't need to lubricate aerobar bolts. You should consider using a bit of thread locking compound (Loctite, or equivalent) to prevent the screws from loosening. Profile Design aerobars (at least the ones I bought) came with thread locking compound already applied to the bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supcom
    You probably don't need to lubricate aerobar bolts. You should consider using a bit of thread locking compound (Loctite, or equivalent) to prevent the screws from loosening. Profile Design aerobars (at least the ones I bought) came with thread locking compound already applied to the bolts.
    This is a better solution. Thread-locking compound acts as a lubricant during installation (the only time you need that effect) and will protect your face from the effects of vibration-loosened bolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmfnla
    This is a better solution. Thread-locking compound acts as a lubricant during installation (the only time you need that effect) and will protect your face from the effects of vibration-loosened bolts.
    Would it be difficult to unscrew the bolts if i want to take out my aerobars?

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    The idea behind the 'lightweight' threadlocker compounds (eg, Loctite blue) is that the fastener can still be removed with hand tools.

    Might be a bit more work, but it's usually do-able.

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