Originally Posted by operator
Modern shift housing do not and should not be lubed UNLESS it's junked up and you are looking for a quick solution say for a winter bike.
A lot of people say never lube your plastic lined housing. It is pretty strange that Shimano shift housing (when it comes in a kit with the shifters anyway) comes pre-loaded with light grease...
I can see not using anything that will just gum up, but I have to agree with Shimano that a little light lube can't hurt.
But like everyone else said, no they don't need any lube after washing.
Last edited by sfclearwater; 10-13-08 at 01:30 AM.