Old 10-02-12, 09:50 PM
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I never lube derailer pivots, except on the front derailer.

I lube the cable guide every time I lube the chain.

If you let the chain go to where it starts squeeking, no real harm is done, though it might be susceptible to corrosion at that point.

I lube the rubber seals and/or the pulleys themselves before every race, but pullies can go several months in my experience, and ball-bearing pulleys seem to do best with no externally applied lubes at all.
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