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Old 12-14-11, 10:06 PM   #1
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How to install shimano 105 5600 shifters

Can someone explain to me the steps I need to go through to install my shimano 105 5600 shifters? Also, when greasing the cable can I use vaseline or is there a specific type of grease I should use?
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Old 12-14-11, 10:12 PM   #2
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Here's Shimano's guide in PDF form: http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/te...9830599858.pdf

Any grease you use should be very light, so it doesn't impede the movement of the cable. Don't go overboard with it
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From my experience cables do not need lube. A very inexpensive part. If the cable starts to drag replace the cable and the housing. Total cost about $15.00 for parts.
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I would use just a shot of WD-40 in the cable housing. That should be enough to keep water and moisture out.

the official cable housing from shimano come pre-injected with some strange translucent green grease, while campy used white lithium.
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