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Old 07-29-09, 10:22 PM   #1
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Lubing Quick Releases?

I've noticed that my QR's have been getting a little "stiff" - namely, they either feel a little loose or far too tight/difficult to undo. Do most of you lube the QR periodically, and if so, what do you use?

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I just use 10W30 on them. seems to be good enough.
chain lube will also work.
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Dumb q - on the surface of the cam or the pivot? (If you follow my drift)
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I'd do both and the threads (if the threads don't specify antiseize or loctite)

it's hard to guess how the lube will work it's way in, so both.
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Dumb q - on the surface of the cam or the pivot? (If you follow my drift)
What kind of QR do you have? If you have the Shimano/Campagnolo internal cam type, you need to lube the hidden cam from the "inner" side of the "head". I usually disassemble the thing to clean and lubricate properly. If you have the external cam type, ala Salsa, then a couple of drops of oil on either the "ball" or "socket" side of the cam is fine.
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No, I've got some (probably) Specialized anonymous QR's w/ and exposed cam.
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