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    question about hubs

    what is the point of the clip i see around the middle of some hubs. It is like a C clip in the middle. Whats the point of it. Ive seen it on the front and rear....and sometimes just the front. Ive seen them on 3 speeds ....and ive even seen them on campy record hubs. what do they do?

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    Oil hole cover -- great for using oil instead of grease for lubrication (low viscosity, short service life)
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
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    I've been using a small, needle-point grease *** on 'em (white grease). Works pretty well to flush out old grease, from the center outward. Need to wipe the outer grease covers a few times after riding, but that grease *** makes it easy to keep fresh grease in the Record hubs.
    nice lugs baby!

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    Old fart JohnDThompson's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    Oil hole cover -- great for using oil instead of grease for lubrication (low viscosity, short service life)
    Or for flushing out contamination between repack jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    Oil hole cover -- great for using oil instead of grease for lubrication (low viscosity, short service life)
    What he said. Also, it looks really cool!

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