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Old 01-23-08, 10:26 AM
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How does one oil a shimano 333 hub?

I'm doing some repairs on my girlfriend's bike and I was wondering how one oils it? Do you just drip some in the hole where the shifter pin slides in? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by DMF View Post
No.

And you don't "oil" a bike, anyway.

Look at the sticky thread at the top of this forum for how-to pointers.
The Shimano 333 hub is an internally geared hub, not as good as a Sturmey Archer. I suspect you do oil it, much like you do a Sturmey-Archer, but I don't know for sure. The OP's question is certainly not a dumb one regardless.

If you're not familiar with something someone is asking about, why pretend you are? Just let someone who knows about the hub answer the question. Hopefully Sheldon, or someone else who's actually serviced one of these things, will answer the OP's question-
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Originally Posted by mavimao View Post
I'm doing some repairs on my girlfriend's bike and I was wondering how one oils it? Do you just drip some in the hole where the shifter pin slides in? Thanks!
Yes; you got it.
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I had one and it had an oil port. Weird that some versions don't.
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Originally Posted by mavimao View Post
I'm doing some repairs on my girlfriend's bike and I was wondering how one oils it? Do you just drip some in the hole where the shifter pin slides in? Thanks!
That's the way I did mine.
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Originally Posted by well biked View Post
If you're not familiar with something someone is asking about, why pretend you are? Just let someone who knows about the hub answer the question. Hopefully Sheldon, or someone else who's actually serviced one of these things, will answer the OP's question-
Whatever hub it is, you don't "oil" it through the skewer hole. And examine the context. The OP asked about "oiling the bike", which I take to mean the whole bike. I'm aware that some parts of a bike do take oil , but a 3-in-1 can won't do #### for the other 95%. I therefore conclude that the OP needs to do a bit of research.

Besides, I dredged the thread - unanswered - off page three. Better some post then none at all. Agreed?
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Better some post then none at all. Agreed?
The only service you did for the OP was bringing the thread back to the top, which apparently has now provided the answer he was looking for. FWIW, it was headed back down the page when I drug it up, too. I think a more appropriate answer for you to have given would have been something like, "I have no idea, but I'll bump the thread for you." That would have been nice. Because if the thread had ended with your "answer," the OP would have clearly had some bad info-

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Thanks everyone and to you TimJ for the clarification

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Originally Posted by DMF View Post
Whatever hub it is, you don't "oil" it through the skewer hole. And examine the context. The OP asked about "oiling the bike", which I take to mean the whole bike. I'm aware that some parts of a bike do take oil , but a 3-in-1 can won't do #### for the other 95%. I therefore conclude that the OP needs to do a bit of research.

Besides, I dredged the thread - unanswered - off page three. Better some post then none at all. Agreed?
Yes you do. Stop saying that and confusing the issue. You didn't realize what hub he was referring to, now you do so you should stop the semantical berating, it's not helpful and it's incorrect, anyway.

If a 333 3-speed hub doesn't have a port then yes, you would put oil where the skewer goes. The skewer is the shifting mechanism and the only opening into the hub unless you take it apart. These are bolt-on hubs.
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Originally Posted by mavimao View Post
I'm doing some repairs on my girlfriend's bike and I was wondering how one oils it? Do you just drip some in the hole where the shifter pin slides in? Thanks!
That's correct, just lay the bike on its left side and drip the oil in where the pushrod goes.

See also: https://sheldonbrown.com/333

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Originally Posted by DMF View Post
Whatever hub it is, you don't "oil" it through the skewer hole. And examine the context. The OP asked about "oiling the bike", which I take to mean the whole bike. I'm aware that some parts of a bike do take oil , but a 3-in-1 can won't do #### for the other 95%. I therefore conclude that the OP needs to do a bit of research.

Besides, I dredged the thread - unanswered - off page three. Better some post then none at all. Agreed?

No. To everything you said. Please do be careful in doling out advice like this. It is wrong, and the tone is insulting.

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Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown View Post
That's correct, just lay the bike on its left side and drip the oil in where the pushrod goes.

See also: https://sheldonbrown.com/333

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Yep...that's what I do besides adding oil to the hub. That's just part of basic maintenance for that hub.
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Wow, I got Sheldon to answer my question...I feel privileged! :-)
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