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Old 06-04-06, 09:46 AM   #1
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Greasing Shimano SIS SP41 Casements?

Does anyone know about what type of grease should be used with Shimano SIS SP41 Casements? I read somewhere that a silicone grease should be used, but I've never seen this type of grease for sale. Do the SP41 casements come pre-greased when you buy them?

I've never bothered greasing cables before when I changed cables or casements because it could attract dirt, but then I've never had the SP41 4mm casements before either.

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Old 06-04-06, 10:42 AM   #2
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Don't use grease. It is too heavy and will attract dirt. If you must lube them, use a very light oil on the inner wire. The "casements" (we call them "cable housings") are lined with a teflon film which provides all the lubricating properties they need.
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Some references by Shimano to the silicone grease in these SP41 cable housings:

http://bike.shimano.com/catalog/cycl...=1149439189395

and item 5 under NOTE

http://bike.shimano.com/media/cyclin...9830537939.pdf
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For these cables the grease is already applied by Shimano so you don't need to add anything else.
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