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Old 02-20-06, 09:35 PM   #1
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rear cassette install-grease freehub splines?

what, if anything, needs grease when installing a cassette on a new wheel? do you grease the freehub splines? what about in between cogs/spacers?
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what, if anything, needs grease when installing a cassette on a new wheel? do you grease the freehub splines? what about in between cogs/spacers?
I always assemble the cassette and install onto freehub clean and dry.

I do recommend torquing the lockring to spec (probably like 40N-m or 30 lb-ft) with a torque wrench. The value is usually printed on the ring.
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I also assemble everything dry. A little grease on the freehub body won't hurt but doesn't contribute anything. Greasing between the cogs is a waste of time and impossible for cassettes with groups of cogs on spiders.
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cool deal. muchos gracias.
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I always assemble the cassette and install onto freehub clean and dry.

I do recommend torquing the lockring to spec (probably like 40N-m or 30 lb-ft) with a torque wrench. The value is usually printed on the ring.
Grease the threads of the lockring.

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^^ +1. I also grease the splines but that's only because I grease everything else! The way I see it, there's no harm in it and you never know what might happen down there.
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Grease the threads of the lockring.

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Yes, I forgot about the ring. I do place a drop of oil or smear of grease on it.
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