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Old 04-20-08, 03:12 PM
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Grease seeping out of Front Hub

I had my Campy Chorus hubs rebuilt by my LBS and after 200 miles I've noticed bearing grease seeping out of the left side of the front hub. Should I be concerned.
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Old 04-20-08, 03:24 PM
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No problem as long as the bearings seem to run smooth and are properly adjusted. I've over-packed Campy wheels before and had the same initial seepage; hot weather also seemed to make it flow a bit.

Just wipe off the excess so it won't attract dirt.
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Old 04-20-08, 03:34 PM
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Looks good, shows they didn't skimp on the grease.
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It's a good sign. It proves they packed as much grease as possible into the hub.

I can tell by the color that it is genuine Campagnolo grease.
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All cup-and-cone hubs will bleed excess grease if overfilled a bit during an overhaul. Actually, that's a good sign since the grease itself forms a secondary seal and keeps out dirt and water. Wipe off the excess and thank your LBS for doing a good job.
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Thanks guys. I'll clean it up and quit worrying.
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