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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Surferbruce
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MudPie
    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.

    Bob

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Lex
    Grease the threads of the lockring.

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

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