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Old 07-25-07, 07:13 PM   #1
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greasing threads

Do you really need to grease the threads when installing the locking nut for the cassette or the derailleur bolt?

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If you live in a coastal environment, I would (and do).
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I would not install a lockring without it. I even take the very thin spacer (found on Shimano lockrings), remove it, and apply a little grease on both sides. Then I grease the threads all the way around.

Once you have to remove a lockring that's really stubborn you won't ask this question again. Shimano lockrings kind of "ratchet" when you tighten them down. They are not going to slip. If you torque them down to the spec etched right on the lockring - without greasing them - then, best luck getting them off if left on for any amount of time.
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Grease doesn't just lubricate, it seals against dirt and moisture. Use it — or anti-seize where appropriate.



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Thanks for the advice guys. Just some wheel bearing grease ok or you recommend something else?
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Thanks for the advice guys. Just some wheel bearing grease ok or you recommend something else?
Wheel bearing grease would be fine.
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Thanks. I just got a new pg-990 cassette and I expect the boys in brown to deliver an X.0 derailer and shifters on friday so im excited to get it installed. Wheel bearing grease it is
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Thanks. I just got a new pg-990 cassette and I expect the boys in brown to deliver an X.0 derailer and shifters on friday so im excited to get it installed. Wheel bearing grease it is

You're going to love that stuf!
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